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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 EMU in the Fall of 2006 after teaching for six years at a small college in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Her research interests are in academic service learning, assessment, 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; learning about health information via an online virtual world (Second Life); the popular teacher rating site, Ratemyprofessors.com; the use of case studies as a teaching methodology; the effect of group versus individual grading strategies, and nonprofit capacity building as a result of university community engagement. Currently, she is working on a long-term project investigating organizational and community impacts related to Academic Service-Learning and the Communication Capstone course.

Dr. Kindred is also active on campus outside the classroom, having served regularly on CAS college council, CAS Assessment committee, and also serving in the AAUP Faculty Union Leadership for several years.