Texas Tech University

Jenna Shimkowski

Assistant Professor
Communication Studies

Email: jenna.shimkowski@ttu.edu

Phone: +1.806.834.2808

Office: 1009

Jenna Shimkowski

Classes Taught:

Research:

 Publications

  • Schrodt, P., & Shimkowski, J. R., (in press). Family communication patterns and perceptions of coparental communication. Communication Reports.
  • Schrodt, P., Witt, P. L., & Shimkowski, J. R. (2014). A meta-analytical review of demand/withdraw patterns and their associations with relational and personal well-being, Communication Monographs.
  • Schrodt, P., & Shimkowski, J. R. (2013). Feeling caught as a mediator of coparental communication and young adult children's mental health and relational satisfaction with parents. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 30, 977-999.
  • Shimkowski, J. R., & Schrodt, P. (2012). Coparental communication as a mediator of interparental conflict and young adult children's mental well-being. Communication Monographs, 79, 48-71.
  • Finn, A. N., Shimkowski, J., O'Shaughnessy, C., & Heine, M. (2011). Verbally aggressive email messages: Examining the impact on student motivation and affect for the instructor and course. Texas Speech Communication Journal, 36, 43-57.

Research Featured

Experience:

  • Assistant to the Director of Undergraduates, Department of Communication Studies, University of Denver (August 2013 – June 2014)
  • Vice President, Communication Studies Graduate Student Organization, University of Denver (June 2012 – June 2013)
  • First-Year Representative, Communication Studies Graduate Student Organization, University of Denver (January 2012 – June 2012)
  • Assistant to the Basic Course Director, Department of Communication Studies, Texas Christian University (July 2010 – December 2010)

Leadership/Awards:

Top Paper Awards

  • Top Three Paper, Family Communication Division, Central States Communication Association,2016
  • Top Paper, Interpersonal Communication Division, National Communication Association, 2013
  • Top Four Paper, Family Communication Division, National Communication Association, 2012

Awards and Honors

  • University of Denver AHSS Divisional Dissertation Fellow (2014-2015)
  • Selectively chosen to attend Rutgers University's Invitational Masters Student Institute (2010)
  • UNT Communication Studies Department Outstanding Senior Award (2008)