Jennifer L. Gregg, Ph.D.

 

Education

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Ph.D. Mass Media
July 2002

  • Dissertation: “Telehospice: Changing Health Care Policy to Enhance Social Support for Caregivers in Rural Areas”
  • Major areas of study and research: New technology and communication; new technology and social support; diffusion of innovations; telemedicine

 

Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
M.S. Journalism and Mass Communication
May 1997

  • Thesis: “Revolution or evolution: Impact of a Computer-mediated Communication System on the Iowa State University Extension Service”
  • Major areas of study and research: New technology and communication; diffusion of innovations

 

Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
B.A. Journalism and Mass Communication
May 1990

 

University Appointments

  • 2015 – present: Department Chair, Communication Department, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • 2008 – 2014: Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of Louisville
  • 2007 – 2013: Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Communication, University of Louisville
  • 2003 – 2008: Associate Appointment, School of Public Health and Information Sciences, Department of Epidemiology & Clinical Investigation Sciences, University of Louisville
  • 2002 – 2008: Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, University of Louisville
  • 2002 – 2003: Adjunct Faculty, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

 

Publications

  • Gregg, J. L. (2013). Rating Systems, Film. In M. Eastin, Encyclopedia of Media Aggression, Sage Publication, 309-312.
  • Logsdon, M. C., Barone, M., Lynch, T., Robertson, A., Myers, J., Morrison, D., York, S., Gregg, J.  (2013). “Testing of a prototype Web based intervention for adolescent mothers on postpartum depression.” Applied Nursing Research, 26, 143-145.
  • LaRose, R., Strover, S., Gregg, J. L., Straubhaar, J., & Chew, H. E. (2011). “The Impact of Rural Broadband Development: Lessons from a Natural Field Experiment.” Government Information Quarterly, 28(1), 91-100.
  • Gregg, J. L. & Teknos, T. (2011). Specialized care via telemedicine: Innovative applications in oncology. In P. Whitten, G. Kreps & M. Eastin (Eds.) E-Health: The Advent of Online Cancer Information Systems. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Walker, K. L., Hart, J. L., Gregg, J. L. & LaJoie, S. (2010). Undressing “health fashion”: An examination of health-cause clothing and accessories. Health Promotion Practice, 11(5), 665-674.
  • Head, B.A., Studts, J.L., Bumpous, J.M., Gregg, J.L., Wilson, L., Keeney, C., Scharfenberger, J.A., Pfeifer, M.P. (2009). Development of a telehealth intervention for head and neck cancer patients. Telemedicine and e-Health, 15(1), 44-52.
  • Hart, J. L., Walker, K. L. & Gregg, J. L. (2007). Communication Ethics and My Sister’s Keeper. Communication Teacher, 21(4), 123-127.
  • LaRose, R., Gregg, J. L., Strover, S., Straubhaar, J. & Carpenter, S. (2007). Closing the Rural Broadband Gap: Promoting Adoption of the Internet in Rural America. Telecommunications Policy, 31(6-7), 359-373.
  • Gregg, J. L. (2006). Policy-making in the public interest: a contextual analysis of the passage of closed-captioning policy. Disability and Society, 21(5), 537-550.
  • Gregg, J. L., Kock, S. L. & LaRose, R. (2005). Internet Paradox revisited: Community Attachment and Support in Rural America. In, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Politics and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications, (222-225), Orlando, FL, July 2005.
  • Gregg, J.L. & Whitten, P. (2005). Using Telephone Interviews in Health Communication Research to Contact Hard-to-Reach Populations. In S. Priest (Ed.), Communication Impact: Designing Research that Matters (227-238), Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • Gregg, J. L. & Whitten, P. (2003). “Telehospice: Using Technology to Enhance Support to Caregivers.” Supportive Care in Cancer, 11(6), 423.
  • Heeter, C., Gregg, J. L., Climo, J., Biocca, F., & Dekker, D. (2003). Telewindows: Case Studies in Asymmetrical Social Presence. In G. Riva, F. Davide, and W. A. Ijsselsteij, (Eds.), Emerging Communication: Studies on New Technologies and Practices in Communication (279-293), Amsterdam, IOS Press.
  • Gregg, J. L. (2001) Caucasian parent and child awareness of television ratings. In B. S. Greenberg (Ed.), The Alphabet Soup of Television Program Ratings (165-176). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Whitten, P. & Gregg, J. L. (2001). Telemedicine: Using telecommunication technologies to deliver health services to older adults. In M. Hummert, and J. F. Nussbaum, (Eds.), Aging, Communication, and Health: Linking Research and Practice for Successful Aging (3-22). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.
  • LaRose, R. L., Eastin, M., & Gregg, J. L. (2001). Reformulating the Internet paradox: social cognitive explanations of Internet use and depression. Journal of On-line Behavior, 1(2).
  • Abbott, E. A. & Gregg, J. L. (2000). What happens when information technologies are forced on rural community organizations? The case of Iowa’s Cooperative Extension Service. In P. F. Korsching, P. C. Hipple, and E. A. Abbott (Eds.), Having All the Right Connections: Telecommunications and Rural Viability (229-256). Westport, CT: Praeger Publishing.
  • LaRose, R. L., Gregg, J. L., & Eastin, M. (1999). Audiographic telecourses for the web: An experiment. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 4(2). Available on-line: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1083-6101.1998.tb00093.x/full

 

Conference Presentations

  • Logsdon, M.C., Barone, M., Gregg, J., York, S., Myers, J., Morrison, D., Lynch, T., Robertson, A. (2012). Social Marketing Intervention and Depression Treatment in Adolescent Mothers. Poster presented at the Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine, March 2012.
  • LaRose, R., Strover, S., Gregg, J. L., Straubhaar, J. “The Impact of Rural Broadband Development: Lessons From a Natural Field Experiment.” Paper presented at the International Communication Association annual convention, Singapore, June 2010. **Top three paper, Communication Law and Policy**
  • Gregg, J. L. (2010). The Implications of Using a “Telebuddy” to Encourage Cancer Patients to Continue a Difficult Treatment Regimen. Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, Lexington, April 2010.
  • Gregg, J. L., Fosl, C. & Scott, A. New Media and Empowerment of Communities of Color in the U.S. Urban Heartland. Poster presented at the International Communication Association annual conference, Chicago, IL, May 2009.
  • Strover, S., Straubhaar, J., LaRose, R., & Gregg, J. “The value of broadband in rural U.S.” Telecommunication Policy Research Conference, September 2008.
  • Gregg, J. L., LaRose, R., Straubhaar, J. Strover, S. “Resolving One Internet Paradox While Revealing Another: Understanding Online Social Support in Rural America.” Paper presented at the International Communication Association annual convention, San Francisco, CA, May 2007. **Top three paper, Communication and Technology Division**
  • Gregg, J. L. “How will I know if you won’t tell me? Analysis of health messages in black-targeted and white-targeted magazines.” Paper presented at the National Communication Association annual convention, San Antonio, TX, November 2006
  • Gregg, J.L., Walker, K. L., & Hart, J.L. “Examining ‘Health Fashion’: Implications for Kentucky” Paper presented at the Kentucky Communication Association Annual meeting, Cumberland, KY, September 2006
  • Gregg, J. L. “Culture and Health: The Role of the Media.” International and Intercultural Communication Association (IAICS) Convention, San Antonio, TX, August 2006.
  • Gregg, J. L., LaRose, R., Straubhaar, J. Strover, S. (2006). “Understanding the Rural Broadband Gap in Rural America.” Paper presented at the International Communication Association annual convention, Dresden, Germany, June 2006.
  • Carpenter, S., LaRose, R., Strover, S., Straubhaar, J., & Gregg, J. (2005). “Internet Generations in Place: Exploring the Rural Broadband Gap.” Paper presented to the Association of Internet Researchers, Chicago, IL, October 2005.
  • Gregg, J. L. (2005). “Mixed messages: Portrayals of health in black-targeted and white-targeted magazines.” Poster presented at the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, Chicago, IL, October 2005
  • Gregg, J. L., Hart, J. L. & Walker, K. L. (2005). “Using popular film in the classroom to promote discussion of difficult topics.” Workshop presented at the Kentucky Communication Association Annual meeting, Corbin, KY, September 2005
  • Gregg, J. L., Kock, S. L. & LaRose, R. (2005). “Internet Paradox revisited: Community Attachment and Support in Rural America.” Paper presented at PISTA 2005, the 3rd International Conference on Politics and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications, Orlando, FL, July 2005. **Best paper, Information and Society Division**
  • Gregg, J. L. “Policy-making in the Public Interest: A Contextual Analysis of the Passage of Closed-Captioning Policy.” Paper presented at the International Communication Association annual convention, New Orleans, LA, May 2004
  • Gregg, J. L. “Reaching Out with Technology to Provide Healthcare” Panel participant at the National Communication Association annual convention, Miami, FL, November 2003
  • Gregg, J. L. & Whitten, P. “Telehospice: Using Technology to Enhance Support to Caregivers.” Poster presented at the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, 15th International Symposium, Supportive Care in Cancer, Berlin, Germany, June 2003
  • Gregg, J. L. & Whitten, P. “Telehospice: Supporting the Well-Being of Caregivers in Rural Areas.” Paper presented at the International Communication Association annual convention, San Diego, CA, May 2003
  • Gregg, J. L. “Telecommunication in Borderlands: Using Telemedicine to Overcome Barriers to Healthcare.” Panel participant at the International Communication Association annual convention, San Diego, CA, May 2003
  • Gregg, J. L. & Whitten, P. “Telehospice: New Opportunities for Enhancing Support to Hospice Caregivers.” Poster presented at the American Telemedicine Association annual convention, Orlando, FL, April 2003
  • Biocca, F., Lamas, D. Gai, P., Brady, R. & Gregg, J. L. “Mapping the Semantic Asymmetries of Virtual and Augmented Reality Space.” Paper presented at International Cognitive Technology 2001
  • Gregg, J. L. “Tearing down walls for the homebound elderly.” Poster presented at CHI2001: Anyone, Anywhere, Seattle, Washington, April 2001
  • LaRose, R. L., Eastin, M. & Gregg, J. L. “Reformulating the Internet Paradox: Social Cognition Explanations of Internet Use and Depression.” Paper presented at the International Communication Association annual meeting, Acapulco, Mexico, June 5, 2000
  • Mastro, D. E. & Gregg, J. L. “Mexican-American Families and the TV Rating System.” Paper presented at the National Communication Association annual meeting, New York, New York, November 23, 1998
  • LaRose, R. L., Gregg, J. L., & Eastin, M. “Teaching on the Web: An Evaluation of Internet-Based Course Delivery in Higher Education.” Paper presented at the International Communication Association annual meeting, Jerusalem, Israel, July 23, 1998
  • LaRose, R. L. & Gregg, J. L. “An Evaluation of a Web-based Distributed Learning Environment for Higher Education.” Paper presented at the ED-MEDIA/ED-TELECOM 96, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Montreal, Canada, June17, 1997
  • Gregg, J. L. “Revolution or evolution: Impact of a Computer-Mediated Communication System on the Iowa State University Extension Service.” Paper presented at the National Extension Technology Conference annual meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, September 30, 1996
  • Gregg, J. L. “Telecommunication Technologies in Rural Communities.” Invited paper presented at NCR-90 Communication Research Committee annual meeting, Ames, Iowa, October 18, 1995
  • Abbott, E. A. & Gregg, J. L. “Diffusion and Application of Telecommunication Technologies in Rural Communities.” Paper presented at the Community Development Society annual meeting Fayetteville, Arkansas, July 24, 1995
  • Abbott, E. A. & Gregg, J. L. “When the Information Highway Runs Through the County Extension Office: Possibilities of Wide Area Networks for Rural Community Revitalization.” Paper presented at the Southern Rural Sociological Association annual meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 30, 1995
  • Abbott, E. A. & Gregg, J. L. “Telecommunications Technology As A Tool for Community Development.” Paper presented at the Community Development Society annual meeting, Lincoln, Nebraska, July 25, 1994

 

Courses Taught

  • Science and Popular Culture
  • New Media and Health
  • Gender and Technology
  • Case Studies in Communication
  • Communication Activism
  • Social Role of Communication Technologies
  • Ethical Problems in Communication
  • Mass Media Processes and Effects
  • Agenda Setting
  • Computer Communication
  • Computer-mediated Communication in Organizations
  • Research Methods
  • Effective Scientific Communication
  • Health Communication
  • Science Communication
  • Writing in the Medical Sciences
  • Introduction to The Information Society
  • Introduction to Telecommunication Technologies
  • Research Methods in Telecommunication

 

Funded Grants and Contracts

  • “Social Media, Teen Moms, and PPD.” Academic Research Enhancement Awards (AREA).  National Institute of Nursing Research. Cynthia Logsdon, principal investigator, Jennifer L. Gregg, co-PI.  07/01/13 – 06/30/15. Project budget, $449,420.00
  • “Improve use of health services by teen mothers with symptoms of depression through a public health, social marketing intervention.” Improved Health Outcomes Program. Cynthia Logsdon, principal investigator, Jennifer L. Gregg, co-PI. 12/1/09-11/30/10. Project budget, $49,344.
  •  “New Media and Empowerment of Communities of Color in the U.S. Urban Heartland.” Social Science Research Council, co-PI with Cate Fosl. 10/1/07-9/20/08. Project budget, $30,000.
  • “Using Policy Analysis to Advance the Status of Women on Campus.” Intramural Research Incentive Grant, University of Louisville, Jennifer L. Gregg, PI. 01/01/06-12/31/06. Project budget $4,000.
  • “Telehealth Symptom Management in Head and Neck Cancer.” NIH, Mark Pfeiffer, principal investigator, Jennifer L. Gregg, co-PI. 7/01/05-6/30/07. Project budget $287,296.
  • “Bioterrorism Preparedness—Online learning” Commonwealth of Kentucky, Robert Estherhay, PI. 07/01/05-06/30/06. Project budget $155,739.
  • “Bioterrorism Preparedness—Assessment” Commonwealth of Kentucky, Robert Estherhay, PI. 06/01/05-12/31/05. Project budget $69,400.
  • “Closing the Rural Broadband Gap: A Field Experiment.” USDA National Research Initiative, Robert LaRose, principal investigator, Jennifer L. Gregg, co-PI. 9/01/04-8/31/09. Project budget $408,000; U of L budget $82,000.
  • “Telewindows: Changing the Social Fabric of Homebound Life for the Elderly.” National Council on Aging. 1998 Innovations in Communication Technology Grant. Dr. Carrie Heeter, principal investigator, Jennifer L. Gregg, co-author. Project budget $45,000.

 

Honors and Awards

  • Graduate Mentor Award, Kentucky Communication Association, 2010
  • Community Engagement Award Nominee, 2009
  • Student nominated “Faculty Favorite,” Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Louisville, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
  • Competitively selected attendee, National Institutes of Health “Teaching Survival Skills and Ethics” conference, Snowmass, Colorado, June 2004
  • Nominee, Outstanding Dissertation in Health Communication, International Communication Association, 2002
  • Nominee, University Distinguished Teacher Award, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, October 1999
  • Peter Meehan Award for outstanding graduate student in Journalism and Mass Communication, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, May 1995
  • Competitively selected attendee, National Information Infrastructure Summer Institute, University of New Mexico and Los Alamos National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 1994
  • Outstanding Member, Drake Chapter, Public Relations Student Society of America, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, May 1990
  • Dean’s list, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, 1989-90
  • National liaison and campaign co-chairperson, Drake Chapter, Public Relations Student Society of America, August 1989 – May 1990

 

Service

  • Advisor, Golden Key Honor Society, Fall 2013- present
  • Editor, Kentucky Journal of Communication, Fall 2010 – 2013
  • “Technological Treatment: Local health care providers use telemedicine to offer services throughout Kentucky,” Business First Louisville, p. 13, April 13, 2012
  •  “Understanding Statistics in Legal Scholarship” Faculty Workshop, Brandeis College of Law, University of Louisville, Spring 2012
  • Search committee, Dean, School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, University of Louisville, Spring 2012
  • Arts & Sciences Personnel committee, University of Louisville, 2012- present; committee chair 2013-2014
  • Faculty Mentor, Graduate Teaching Academy, School if Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, Fall 2012-present
  • Fulbright campus interview committee, Fall 2012, Fall 2013
  • “Understanding Statistics in Legal Scholarship” Faculty Workshop, Brandeis College of Law, Spring 2012
  • Director of Graduate studies, Department of Communication, University of Louisville 2007-2013
  • Department Personnel Committee, Department of Communication, University of Louisville 2009-2012 (committee chair 09-10, 10-11, 11-12)
  • Effective Scientific Poster Presentations, School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, Spring 2012, Spring 2013
  • Effective Scientific Podium Presentations, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, Fall 2012
  • Effective Scientific Podium Presentations, School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, Fall 2011, Fall 2012
  • Effective Scientific Poster Presentations, School of Nursing Graduate Student Association, Spring 2011
  • “Facebook in the Workplace” Workshop, Student Affairs, Fall 2010
  • Netiquette Workshop, Office of the Vice President for Research, Fall 2010
  • Arts & Sciences Grievance committee, University of Louisville, 2007-2010
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue, Kentucky Journal of Communication, Fall 2008
  • Manuscript reviewer, The Information Society, Fall 2007
  • Manuscript reviewer, Kentucky Journal of Communication, Fall 2007
  • Netiquette Workshop, Orientation Leadership staff, Summer 2007
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 2007-present
  • Reviewer, United States Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, Rural & Community Development, April 2006, November 2007, February 2008, February 2010, February 2011, February 2012
  • Reviewer, United States Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), Human Nutrition and Obesity Program, October 2007
  • Reviewer, United States Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, February 2012.
  •  “Creativity in Science,” Guest lecture, BIOCH 603, January 2005, January 2006, January 2007
  • Paper reviewer, Health Communication Division, International Communication Association, 2005, 2006, 2007 Annual Conventions
  • Paper reviewer, Communication and Technology Division, International Communication Association, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Annual Conventions
  • Netiquette Workshop, Undergraduate Advising, Fall 2006
  • Panelist, United States Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowships Grants Program (NNF), July 2006
  • Campus Health Initiative Advisory Board, Summer 2006-2008
  • Reviewer, United States Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), Science and Education Resources Development Unit, Higher Education Programs, Multicultural Scholars Grants Program, July 2005
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Southern Communication Journal, March 2004 – December 2005
  • Textbook Reviewer, Addison-Wesley, August – November 2004
  • Manuscript reviewer, special issue “Online Cancer Services,” Journal of Medical Internet Research, Fall 2004
  • Personnel Committee member, Department of Communication, University of Louisville, September 2003 – 2005
  • Communication Workshop, Effective Supervisor Series, University of Louisville, October 2002, March 2003, November 2003
  • “Patient-physician communication,” presentation to Alpha Epsilon Delta, premedical honor society, University of Louisville, October 21, 2003
  • Participant, “Up Close an Personal with U of L,” Minority student recruitment, University of Louisville, October- November 2003
  • Netiquette Workshop, Human Resources Department, University of Louisville, July 30, 2003
  • Participant, “Meet the faculty,” Student orientation, University of Louisville, Summer 2003
  • “Online Communities” State of Affairs Radio Interview, WFPL, Louisville, March 27, 2003
  • Committee Member, Pre-health Advising Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Louisville, November 2002 – Present
  • Search Committee Member, Department of Communication, University of Louisville, November 2002 – 2005
  • Department Chair Search Committee Member, Department of Telecommunication, Michigan State University, January – May 1998
  • “Videoconferencing ties seniors with families,” CNet News, August 14, 2007

 

Professional Memberships

  • International Communication Association
  • National Communication Association
  • Kentucky Communication Association