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Communication & Media

Faculty and Staff

Wrench, Jason

Doctor of Education, Curriculum and Instruction and Communication Studies, 2002, West Virginia University


Chair/Associate Prof

Department: Communication & Media
Office: CSB 50
Phone: (845) 257-3499
E-mail: wrenchj@newpaltz.edu
Website

Office Hours

MR12:45 PM - 02:45 PM

Teaching Interests

Introduction to Communication Studies
Communication Research Methods
Organizational Communication 1
Instructional Training & Development
Leadership and Communication
Organizational Communication Seminar

Research/Creative Activity

Dr. Wrench specializes in workplace learning and performance, or the intersection of instructional communication and organizational communication. His varied research interests include communibiology, computer-mediated communication, empirical research methods, humor, risk/crisis communication, and supervisor-subordinate interactions.

Awards, Honors & Recognition

2007- Eastern Communication Association Director of Marketing

2005-2008 Ohio Communication Journal, Editor

2005 Instructional Communication Interest Group Chair, ECA

2002 Phi Kappa Phi Inductee

2002 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award – International Communication Association’s Instructional Division Award

Publications

Books

Wrench, J. S., Thomas-Maddox, C., Richmond, V. P., & McCroskey, J. C. (2013). Quantitative methods for communication researchers: A hands on approach (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Wrench, J. S. (2012). Scared speechless: Communication apprehension, avoidance, and effectiveness. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Wrench, J. S., Goding, A., Johnson, D., and Attias, B. (2011). Stand up, Speak out: The practice and ethics of public speaking. Irvington, NY: Flat World Knowledge.

Wrench, J. S., Jowi, D., & Goodboy, A. (2010). The directory of communication related mental measures. Washington, DC: National Communication Association.

Wrench, J. S., McCroskey, J. C., & Richmond, V. P. (2008). Human communication in everyday life: Explanations and applications. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Wrench, J. S., Thomas-Maddox, C., Richmond, V. P., & McCroskey, J. C. (2008). Quantitative methods for communication researchers: A hands on approach. New York: Oxford University Press.

McCroskey, J. C., Wrench, J. S., & Richmond, V. P., (2003). Principles of public speaking. Indianapolis, IN: The College Network.
Wrench, J. S. (2001). Intercultural communication: Power in context. Acton, MA: Tapestry Press.

Richmond, V. P., Wrench, J. S., Gorham, J. (2001). Communication, affect, and learning in the classroom. Acton, MA: Tapestry Press.
- A 2009 version of this manuscript was made available to the public through a Creative Commons License. http://www.cios.org/readbook/cal/cal.pdf

Edited Books

Wrench, J. S., Schuman, J., & Flayhan, D. (2014). Casing public relations. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Wrench, J. S. (Ed.). (2011). Casing organizational communication. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Wrench, J. S. (Ed.). (2013). Workplace communication for the 21st century: Tools and strategies that impact the bottom line: Vol. 1. Internal workplace communication. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Wrench, J. S. (Ed.). (2013). Workplace communication for the 21st century: Tools and strategies that impact the bottom line: Vol. 2. External workplace communication. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Peer-Reviewed Research Articles

30) Wrench, J. S. (2010). Development and validity testing of the Risk Communicator Style Scale. Human Communication, 13(3), 233-257

29) Wrench, J. S., Brogan, S. M., Wrench, J. D., & McKean, J. R. (2010). The relationship between religious followers' functional and relational goals and perceptions of religious leaders' use of instructional communication. Human Communication, 13, 281-302.

28) Punyanunt-Carter, N. M., Corrigan, M. W., Wrench, J. S., & McCroskey, J. C. (2010). Examining forbidden dinner conversation topics: A quantitative analysis of political affiliation, religiosity, and religious-based communication. Journal of Communication and Religion, 33, 1-32.

27) Wrench, J. S., Brogan, S. M., Brown, T., & Pennington, C., III. (2010). Views from the branch: Faculty, staff, and students’ perspectives of communication and competition with a main campus The AURCO Journal, 16, 191-221.

25) Brogan, S. M., Fiore, A., & Wrench, J. S. (2010). The development and validity testing of the Sexual Communication Style Scale. Human Communication, 12, 421-445.

Committee Memberships & Professional Organizations

American Society for Training and Development
e-Learning Guild
Eastern Communication
National Communication Association
Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)
Union Internationale de la Marionnette
Puppeteers of America