Eastern Michigan University
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Jeannette Kindred

Professor of Communication

Jeannette Kindred 713-M Pray Harrold




  • PhD - Wayne State University, 2001
  • MA - Eastern Michigan University, 1993
  • BAA - Central Michigan University, 1989

Professional Associations/Memberships

National Communication Association

Representative Courses Taught

  • CTAC 495L - Communication Capstone (undergraduate)
  • CTAC 485 - Communication Theory (undergraduate)
  • CTAC 354/648 - Organizational Communication (undergraduate and graduate)




Dr. Kindred joined the CMTA department in the Fall of 2006 after teaching for six years at a small college in Poughkeepsie, NY. In addition to teaching primarily the capstone, theory and organizational communication courses, Dr. Kindred is also the Communication area’s Internship director, overseeing approximately 15-20 internship students a year. 

Dr. Kindred’s research interests are in computer mediated communication, communication education and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She enjoys collaborating with colleagues and students on different kinds of research projects, most of which center on various learning environments. She has presented and published research related to student communication in the online classroom; health information processing via an online virtual world (Second Life); the popular teacher rating site, Ratemyprofessors.com; the use of case studies as a teaching methodology; and the effect of group versus individual grading strategies. Currently she is working on a long-term project investigating teaching and learning related to the Communication Capstone course.