Jennifer Butler Modaff

Associate Professor
Communication Studies
Office hours

Specialty area(s)

Organizational and Professional Communication

Current courses at UWL

CST 301 Theories of Communication

CST 350 Foundations of Organizational Communication

Teaching history

CST 110: Public Speaking

CST 260: Organizational & Professional Communication

CST 301: Theories of Communication
CST 350: Foundations of Organizational Communication
CST 355: Diversity & Communication in Organizations
CST 452: Contemporary Organizations
CST 498: Research Methods in Communication
CST 499: Senior Project in CST

Professional history

Western Kentucky University
University College 2009-2010
Courses taught:
Capstone in Interdisciplinary Studies (online)
Cultures of Earning and Caring (online)
Gender in the Workplace (online)
Introduction to Women’s Studies (online)
Women in Leadership (graduate, online)

Ohio University
Management 2007-2009
Courses taught:
Introduction to Management
Professional Communication
Communication in the Business Cluster

Ohio University
Communication Studies 2006-2009
Courses taught:
Cross Cultural Communication (online)
Introduction to Organizational Communication (online)
Meeting and Conference Planning
Public Speaking

Northern Kentucky University
Department of Communication 2006-2007
Courses taught:
Cross Cultural Communication
Cross Cultural Communication (online)
Interviewing
Organizational Communication (traditional & online)
Organizational Communication-leadership program (online)
Communication Theory
Small Group Communication

Research and publishing

Modaff, D.P., Butler, J.A., & DeWine, S. (2017). Organizational Communication: Foundations, Challenges, and Misunderstandings (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Butler, J.A., & Modaff, D.P. (2016). Motivations to disclose chronic illness in the workplace. Qualitative Research Reports in Communication.

Butler, J.A., & Modaff, D.P. (2015). The personal SWOT: An opportunity for student reflection, growth, and planning. Journal of the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri, 45, 85-93.

Butler, J.A., & Modaff, D.P. (2013). The communicative management of emotional display expectations by in-home daycare providers. Qualitative Communication Research, 1, 461-490.

Butler, J.A. (2013). Metaphorically examining organizational communication: A student's perspective. Communication Teacher, 27(3), 161-164.

Butler, J.A., & Modaff, D.P. (2013). The communicative management of emotional display expectations by in-home daycare providers. Qualitative Communication Research, 1, 461-490.

Butler Modaff, J., & Modaff, D. (2012). Constructing Space and Time for Work and Family. Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal.

Modaff, D.P., Butler, J., & DeWine, S. (2011). Organizational Communication: Foundations, challenges, and misunderstandings (3rd ed.). AB/Longman Press.

Butler, J., & Modaff, D. (2008). When Work Is Home: Agency, Structure, and Contradictions. Management Communication Quarterly, 22(2), 232-257.

Modaff, D.P., DeWine, S, & Butler, J. (2007). Organizational Communication: Foundations, challenges, and misunderstandings (2nd ed.). AB/Longman Press.

Smith, A., & Butler Woodside, J. (2004). Course assignments. In S. Titsworth & D. Novack (Eds.), Fundamentals of Public Communication (pp. 63-82).

Butler Woodside, J., & Kuhlman, K. (2003). Course objectives and policies. In S. Titsworth & P. Royce(Eds.), Fundamentals of Public Communication (pp. 2-6).

Smith, A., & Butler Woodside, J. (2003). Course assignments. In S. Titsworth & P. Royce (Eds), Fundamentals of Public Communication (pp. 63-82).

Education

Ohio University: PhD Communication Studies, Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies

Ohio University: MA in Sociology/Criminology

Ohio University: BA in Sociology/Criminology