Cheryl Jorgensen-Earp, PhD

Professor of Communication Studies

Cheryl Jorgensen-Earp


Schewel 331

Dr. Jorgensen-Earp received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Washington. Her research interests include dissent and social movements, public memory, and British and American Public Address.She is the author of a number of articles, book chapters, and three books, most recently In the Wake of Violence: Image and Social Reform, published in 2008 by Michigan State University Press.

Dr. Jorgensen-Earp believes strongly in undergraduate scholarship and thoroughly enjoys co-authoring papers with students and mentoring student research. Over the years, her students have presented their work at many prestigious conferences, among them the National Communication Association conference, the Southern Communication Association conference, and the DePauw Undergraduate Honors conference. In 2001, Dr. Jorgensen-Earp was named Virginia Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

She teaches Special Topics in Communication, Persuasion, and Advanced Theory/Senior Thesis.