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Dr. Jennifer Fairchild

Jennifer Fairchild
  • Professor

Bio  •  Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Department: Communication
  • Office: Combs 314
  • Mailing Address: Combs 317
  • Email:
  • Phone: 859-622-2876
  • Expert Areas: Health Communication


Dr. Jennifer Fairchild is a Professor of Communication at Eastern Kentucky University. Having earned her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Kentucky in December 2009, Dr. Fairchild continues to extend her dissertation research involving women’s narrative reconstruction post-miscarriage and the social support offered to women post-miscarriage. Dr. Fairchild teaches a wide variety of courses, including interpersonal communication, health communication, communication, leadership and change, intercultural communication, and gender and communication.  Her dissertation work has been presented at meetings of the National Communication Association and the Southern States Communication Association. Her research also has been featured in such journals as PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement, Illness, Crisis, and Loss, Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Journal of Effective Teaching, and Communication Center Journal. Dr. Fairchild is the 2017 recipient of the Excellence in Online Teaching Award, presented by the Office of e-Campus Learning at Eastern Kentucky University.  She is also the recipient of the EKU Student Government Association’s “Most Outstanding Distinguished Educational Leader Award” which was presented to her in May 2018. Most recently, Dr. Fairchild received the Excellence in the Art of Teaching Award and the Undergraduate Mentor Award. Both awards were presented to her at the 2021 Kentucky Communication Association's Annual Conference.


Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
CMS 100Intro to Human Communication  Internet Classes Fall 2023
CMS 275Applied Org Communic SkillsTR 11:00am-12:15pm Combs Building 307Fall 2023
CMS 315Communication Study Practicum   Fall 2023
CMS 353Health Communication  Internet Classes Fall 2023
CMS 375Intercultural Communication  Internet Classes Fall 2023
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