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Journalism & Public Relations


    Janell Bauer

    Janell Bauer

    Associate Professor


    Phone: 530-898-4306
    Office: Tehama Hall 347
    Twitter: @JanellBauer


    Ph.D. in Organizational Communication and Graduate Certificate in Women & Gender Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder
    MA in Organizational Communication, University of the Pacific
    BA in Journalism & English Literature, University of the Pacific

    Professional Experience

    Six years of public relations and marketing communication work in Silicon Valley.
    One year as a copyeditor for the Lodi News Sentinel. 

    Recent publications

    Bauer, J., & Murray, M. (2018). "Leave your emotions at home": Bereavement, organizational space, and professional identity(opens in new window). Women’s Studies in Communication, 2018.
    Wieland, S., & Bauer, J. (2015). Interrogating meanings of work in children’s literature(opens in new window). Communication Teacher, 29 (2).
    Alvarez, W., Bauer, J., & Eger, E. K. (2015).  (Making a) difference in the organizational communication undergraduate course(opens in new window). Management Communication Quarterly, 29 (2). 

    Course Specialties

    JOUR 341, Writing for Public Relations
JOUR 211, Women, Men & the Media

    JOUR 398, Special Topics: Activist Blogging

    JOUR 445, Tehama Group Communications PR Internship

    Professional Achievement & Development

    Faculty Learning Community: Quality online learning and teaching, 2017-18
    Academy e-Learning: Teaching with learning support student, 2017
    Diversity Academy, Chico State Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 2016

    The Poynter Institute, Hands-On Video Workshop & Teachapalooza, 2016

    Research Interests

    Critical studies of organizational communication, work-life policy, social media and activism, feminist theory and pedagogy