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Jennifer Scarduzio

Assistant Professor


Office: 244 Grehan

Phone: 859-257-2954

Email: jennifer.scarduzio [at] uky.edu

Personal Website: http://comm.uky.edu/scarduzio

Education
PhD Arizona State University, MA San Diego State University, BA Arizona State University

Specialties
Organizational, Health, and Interpersonal Communication

Bio
Jennifer Scarduzio (Ph.D., Arizona State University) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication. Her research examines the intersections of organizational, health, and interpersonal communication. She focuses on experiences of violence, identity, and wellness. Currently, she is working on multiple projects related to intimate partner violence (IPV), including: 1) perceptions of male and female perpetrators, 2) services offered for male and female perpetrators, 3) communication between clinicians and IPV victim-survivors, and 4) survivors' experiences navigating through the criminal justice system. Additionally, she studies the perpetration of employee sexual harassment across multiple settings, such as on social networking sites, workplace bullying, and workplace wellness. She has published in journals and books such as Communication Monographs, Management Communication Quarterly, Health Communication, Violence Against Women, Violence and Victims, the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and the Handbook of Health Communication, among others.

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Enhancing the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office “Speak Up, Stand Up” Intimate Partner Violence Campaign

Researchers: Brandi Frisby, Matthew Savage, Jennifer Scarduzio

Sponsors: University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information

Dates: May 1, 2016 to August 1, 2017


Courses Taught

Examines theory and research relevant to understanding advanced issues in organizational communication. Topics may include strategies of innovation, organizing, networking, decision-making, globalization, technology, power, and diversity.
Examination and critical analysis of the major theories of communication processes, including systems theory, structural theories and semiotics, behaviorism, symbolic interactionism, theories of the social construction of reality, and other theoretical approaches to the study of communication.
Field experience for candidates for the M.A. degree in any field of communications through work in industry, government, education, research or business agencies. Laboratory, 12 hours per week.
Individual reading study on some communications aspects not treated in depth in a regular course or of topical interest. Advance consultation regarding reading list and examination procedure required.
Professors will conduct research seminars in topics or problems in which they have special research interests.
Provides an overview of research and theory related to the “dark side” of interpersonal communication and relationships. This course will cover topics such as secrets, bullying, cyberstalking, verbal abuse, and revenge between romantic partners, family members, friends,and sometimes strangers.
Understanding workplace communication in U.S. society requires an interdisciplinary approach in preparing students to developing an enlightened consideration of the complex and contextual nature of communication in organizations. The emphasis on community,culture and citizenship is designed to engage students using dynamic learning experiences such as debates and discussion over topics relevant to the role of communication and organizations in U.S. society.

PUBLICATIONS Articles in Refereed Journals

Sumner, E. M., Scarduzio, J. A., & Daggett, J. (2016). Drama at Dunder Mifflin: Workplace bullying discourses on The Office. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Online First. doi:10.1177/0886260516681158

Savage, M. W., Scarduzio, J. A., Harris, K. L., & Carlyle, K. E. (In Press). A mixed-method study of intimate partner violence: How sex and severity impact perceptions of perpetrator prior involvement, abnormality, and responsibility. Violence and Victims.

Savage, M. W., Scarduzio, J. A., Harris, K. L., Carlyle, K. E., & Sheff, S. E. (2016). News stories of intimate partner violence: An experimental examination of participant sex, perpetrator sex, and violence severity on seriousness, sympathy, and punishment preferences. Health Communication. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2016.1217453

Scarduzio, J. A., Carlyle, K. E., Harris, K. L., & Savage, M. W. (2016). “Maybe she was provoked”: Exploring gender stereotypes about male and female perpetrators of intimate partner violence. Violence Against Women, 22, (12), Online First. doi: 10.1177/1077801216636240

Scarduzio, J. A., & Tracy, S. J. (2015). Sensegiving and sensebreaking via emotion cycles and emotional buffering: How collective communication creates order in the courtroom. Management Communication Quarterly, 29, 331-357. doi: 10.1177/0893318915581647

Scarduzio, J. A., & Malvini-Redden, S. (2015). The positive outcomes of negative emotional displays: A multi-level analysis of emotion in bureaucratic work. Electronic Journal of Communication. Retrieved from: http://www.cios.org/www/ejc/sandbox///Scarduzio%20and%20Malvini%20Redden%20-%20negative%20emotional%20displays.html

Carlyle, K. E., Scarduzio, J. A., & Slater, M. D. (2014). Media portrayals of female perpetrators of intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29, 2394-2417. doi: 10.1177/0886260513520231

Tracy, S. J., Eger, E. K., Huffman, T. P., Malvini-Redden, S., & Scarduzio, J. A. (2014). Narrating the backstage of qualitative research in organizational communication: A synthesis. Management Communication Quarterly, 28, 423-432. doi: 10.1177/0893318914536964

Moore, J., Scarduzio, J. A., Plump, B., & Geist-Martin, P. (2013). The light and shadow of mentor/protí©gí© relationships: A collaborative autoethnography of multi-generational research collaboration. Journal of Research Practice, 9(2), Article M8. Retrieved from http://jrp.icaap.org/index.php/jrp/article/view/343/309

Scarduzio, J. A. (2011). Maintaining order through deviance?: The emotional deviance, power, and professional work of municipal court judges. Management Communication Quarterly, 25, 283- 310. doi: 10.1177/0893318910386446

Scarduzio, J. A., Giannini, G. A., & Geist-Martin, P. (2011). Crafting an architectural blueprint: Seven principles of design for ethnographic research. Symbolic Interaction, 34, 447-470. doi: 10.1525/si.2011.34.4.447

Scarduzio, J. A., & Geist-Martin, P. (2010). Accounting for victimization: Male professorsäó» ideological positioning in stories of sexual harassment. Management Communication Quarterly, 24, 419-445. doi: 10.1177/0893318909358746

Scarduzio, J. A., & Geist-Martin, P. (2008). Making sense of fractured identities: Male professorsäó» narratives of sexual harassment. Communication Monographs, 75, 353-379. doi: 10.1080/03637750802512363

Scarduzio, J. A. (2009). “Everything is kind of up in the air”: Flexible and creative organizing at an arts-based nonprofit. The Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, 3, 240-250.

Scarduzio, J. A. (2008). Dark clouds and flashes of lightning: Silencing in families with an alcoholic parent. Iowa Journal of Communication, 40, 885-898.

COMPETITIVELY SELECTED PAPERS

Savage, M. W., Scarduzio, J. A., Harris, K. L., Carlyle, K. E., Richardson, E., & Pullia, A. (2016, November). A mixed-method study of intimate partner violence: How sex and severity impact perceptions of perpetrator prior involvement, abnormality, and responsibility Paper to be presented at the 2016 annual conference of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Scarduzio, J. A., & Lueken, S. (2016, November). Making sense of disrupted relationships: A case study of one male employee’s online sexual harassment experience. Paper to be presented at the 2016 annual conference of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Scarduzio, J. A., Real, K., & Henning, Z. (2016, November). Critical incidents and socialization: How parents’ messages shape young adults’ beliefs about meaningful work. Paper to be presented at the 2016 annual conference of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Savage, M. W., Sheff, S. E., Richardson, E., Pullia, A., Carlyle, K. E., Scarduzio, J. A., & Harris, K. L. (2016, May). Examining news stories of intimate partner violence: An experimental examination of perpetrator sex and violence severity. Paper to be presented at the 2016 annual conference of the International Communication Association, Tokyo, Japan.

Scarduzio, J. A. (2015, November). “I feel like I’m sexually harassed without a choice: A typology of cybersexual harassment on social media websites. Paper presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Scarduzio, J. A., & Malvini-Redden, S. (2015, October). “Isms” and emotions in bureaucratic work: Exploring emotion, gender, race, sexuality, and class in municipal courtrooms and airport security checkpoints. Paper presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Malvini-Redden, S., & Scarduzio, J. A. (2014, November). The positive outcomes of negative emotional displays: A multi-level analysis of emotion in bureaucratic work. Paper to be presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Chicago, Illinois.

Scarduzio, J. A. (2011, February). Redefining courtroom experience through emotional cues: The relationship between sensegiving, emotional displays, and organizing in municipal courtrooms. Paper presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association Conference, Monterey, California.

Palazzolo, K. E., Scarduzio, J. A., & Slater, M. D. (2011, February). Media portrayals of female perpetrators of intimate partner violence. Paper presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association Conference in Monterey, California.

Scarduzio, J. A. (2010, November). Disrupting the perpetrator/victim divide: Violent females, the politics of accountability, and äóìdeath by culture.äó Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, California.

Scarduzio, J. A. (2010, November). Emotion talk and anger expression: The emotional landscape of a municipal courtroom. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, California.

Scarduzio, J. A., Harris, K. L., Savage, M. W., & Palazzolo, K. E. (2010, November). Reading between the lines: Examining perceptions of female and male aggressors in news stories about intimate partner violence. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, California.

Scarduzio, J. A. (2010, March). Maintaining order through deviance?: The emotional deviance, power, and status of municipal court judges. Paper paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Anchorage, Alaska. (Top Overall Paper; Top Student Paper; Organizational Communication Division)

Scarduzio, J. A. (2009, November). Moving toward a deeper understanding of emotional expression: An examination of emotional harmony and deviance in organizations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Scarduzio, J. A. (2009, November). Locating the body in sexuality research: An examination of female bisexual identities and bodies. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Scarduzio, J. A., Giannini, G. A., & Geist-Martin, P. (2009, November). Crafting an architectural blueprint: Seven principles of design for ethnographic research. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Scarduzio, J. A. (2009, October). Life in a fishbowl: The private life spillover of municipal court judges. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, Los Angeles, California.

Sanderson, J., & Scarduzio, J. A. (2011, February). “More ‘playful’ than offensive”: Perceptions of sexual harassment at ESPN. Paper presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association Conference in Monterey, California. Authors contributed equally and are listed in alphabetical order. (Top Student Paper; Organizational Communication Division)

Pearson, A. R., Rush, E., & Scarduzio, J. A. (2009, October). The tale of caribou Barbie and the pantsuited bitch and their (failed) quests for the White House: Investigating metaphors for Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton in the 2008 campaigns. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, Los Angeles, California.

Giannini, G. A., & Scarduzio, J. A. (2009, March). Who really makes a difference? Examining communicative practices of everyday activists. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Mesa, Arizona.

Scarduzio, J. A. (2008, November). Subversive power and invisibility: An examination of looking both ways: Bisexual politics. Paper presented at the 2008 annual meeting of the National Communication Association, San Diego, California.

Scarduzio, J. A. (2008, March). Dark clouds and flashes of lightning: Silencing in families with an alcoholic parent. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Western States Communication Association, Denver/Boulder, Colorado.

Scarduzio, J. A. (2008, March). Power, patriarchy, and spirituality: The hierarchal structure of Alcoholics Anonymous. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Denver/Boulder, Colorado.

Scarduzio, J. A., & Geist-Martin, P. (2007, November). Vacillating between victim and victimizer: The ironic discursive practices of sexual harassment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Scarduzio, J. A. (2009, March). “Everything is kind of up in the air”: Communicating the tensions of flexible and creative organizing. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Mesa, Arizona.

Scarduzio, J. A., & Siano, J. N. (2008, March). “I like you . . . now what?”: Attraction and relationship disengagement in cross-sex friendships. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Denver/Boulder, Colorado.

Scarduzio, J. A., & Geist-Martin, P. (2007, May). “There’s something you need to know”: Male professors’ stories of sexual harassment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Qualitative Inquiry Congress, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.

PUBLICATIONS Encyclopedia Entries

Scarduzio, J. A. (Forthcoming). Emic approaches. Contributor to the Encyclopedia of Qualitative Communication Research Methods. Wiley-Blackwell.

Geist-Martin, P., & Scarduzio, J. A. (2011). Working well: Reconsidering health communication at work. In T. L. Thompson, R. Parrott & J. F. Nussbaum (Eds.), Handbook of health communication (2nd ed., pp. 117-131). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

PUBLICATIONS Books

Vorell, M., Carmack, H., & Scarduzio, J. A. (2014). Surviving work: Toxic workplace communication. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt. ISBN: 978-1-4652-2617-4

PUBLICATIONS Book Review

Scarduzio, J. A. (2010). Book review: Age works: What corporate America must do to survive the graying of the workforce. Women & Language, 33, 107-108.

PUBLICATIONS Book Chapters

Scarduzio, J. A., & Geist-Martin, P. (2016). The whole person approach: Wellness campaigns in organizations. In T. R. Harrison & E. Williams (Eds.), Organizations, Health, and Communication (pp. 172-186). New York, NY: Routledge.

Scarduzio, J. A. (2015). Intervention: Decreasing public speaking anxiety with three activities. In M. Hudler(Ed.), Active and collaborative learning press Lamar University (forthcoming). Beaumont, TX: LamarUniversity Press.

Geist-Martin, P., & Scarduzio, J. A. (2016). Communicating quality of life at work. In J. Yamasaki, P. Geist-Martin, & B. F. Sharf (Eds.), Communicating health: Personal, cultural, and political complexities (pp. 145-180). Long Grove, IL: Waveland.

COMPETITIVELY SELECTED PANELS

Defenbaugh, N., Foster, E., Geist-Martin, P., Harter, L. M., Minge, J. M., Scarduzio, J. A., Sharf, B. F., Yamasaki, J. (2016, November). Participant on the panel Storied health and illness: Communication personal, cultural, and political complexities to be presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Eger, E. K., Huffman, T. P., Malvini-Redden, S., Scarduzio, J. A., & Tracy, S. J. (2015, November). Presenter and small group facilitator at the short course Organizing, analyzing, and coding qualitative data: Creating a path through the maze to be presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Scarduzio, J. A. (2013, November). Confronting homelessness at work: The public spectacle of courtroom arraignments. Paper presented as part of the panel Connection inclusion and exclusion practices in applied communication research: A focus on publicly accessible research in underrepresented contexts at the 2013 annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Washington, D. C.

Eger, E. K., Huffman, T. P., Malvini-Redden, S., Scarduzio, J. A., & Tracy, S. J. (2013, November). Presenter and small group facilitator at the short course Qualitative data analysis: Unmasking the backstage steps of making sense of qualitative data presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Washington, D. C.

Scarduzio, J. A. (2012, November). Presenter on the panel Building graduate student COMMunity and culture through faculty mentorship presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Orlando, Florida.

Eger, E. K., Huffman, T. P., Malvini-Redden, S., Scarduzio, J. A., & Tracy, S. J. (2012, November). Presenter and small group facilitator at the short course Qualitative data analysis: Unmasking the backstage steps of making sense of qualitative data presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Orlando, Florida.

Palazzolo, K. E., Savage, M. W., Scarduzio, J. A., & Harris, K. L. (2010). Female perpetrators of intimate partner violence: A pilot study of perceptions of responsibility, severity, and emotion. Presented at the biennial meeting of the Kentucky Communication Health Conference, Lexington, Kentucky.

Scarduzio, J. A. (2009, March). Searching for the perfect color combination: An exploration of researchersäó» bodies and identities at an arts-based nonprofit. Panel name - Questioning our bodies of work: Navigating research identities in varying contexts. Presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Mesa, Arizona.

Scarduzio, J. A. (2009, March). Replacement panelist for Patricia Geist-Martin on the panel: Mixing metaphors in practice: Challenges in non-profit health organizations (Part I). Presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Mesa, Arizona.

Scarduzio, J. A. (2009, March). Replacement panelist for Patricia Geist-Martin on the panel: Mixing metaphors in practice: Challenges in non-profit health organizations (Part II). Presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Mesa, Arizona.

Geist-Martin, P., & Scarduzio, J. A. (2008, March). Dialectics of care: Integrating science and compassion. Panel name - Dancing the music of dialectics of organizational communication. Presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Denver/Boulder, Colorado.

Scarduzio, J. A., & Blair, S. N. (2007, October). Understanding our un-emotional responses: The tension between the female body and the researcher body in fieldwork. Panel name - Female embodiment: A feminist round table in theorizing the body. Presented at the annual meeting of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, Omaha, Nebraska.

PUBLICATIONS Instructor Resources

Scarduzio, J. A., Eger, E. K., & Tracy, S. J. (2013). Instructor’s online resource manual for Tracy, S. J. Qualitative research methods: Collecting evidence, crafting analyses, and communicating impact. Malden, MA: Blackwell-Wiley.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Easterly, B., & Scarduzio, J. A. (2015, January). ""Missing the Forest for the Trees: The Media's Role in Perpetuating Criminal Stereotypes."" Cardinal Conversations.

Scarduzio, J. A., & Smith, M. S. (2014, April). Internet gangsters, revenge sexting, and the mobbing effect: Sexual harassment on social media websites. Presentation at the Academic Enhancement Program Lecture Series for Lamar University undergraduate students. April 2014.