Jennifer Butler Modaff

Associate Professor
Communication Studies
Office hours
4219 Centennial Hall
608.785.6717
jbutlermodaff@uwlax.edu

Specialty area(s)

Organizational and Professional Communication

Current courses at UWL

CST 350 Foundations of Organizational Communication

CST 354: Health Communication

Teaching history

CST 110: Public Speaking

CST 260: Organizational & Professional Communication

CST 301: Theories of Communication
CST 350: Foundations of Organizational Communication

CST 354: Health 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