Journalism & Public Relations


Janell Bauer

Janell Bauer

Associate Professor


Phone: 530-898-4306
Office: THMA 207
Office Hours:
Monday 2:30pm-3:30pm
Tuesday 10:30am-noon
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