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Utah State University

Jennifer Peeples

Communication Studies - Communication Studies and Philosophy

Department Head | Communication Studies

Jennifer Peeples

Contact Information

Office Hours: by appointment
Office Location: Main 213
Phone: (435) 797-7440
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Educational Background

Ph.D, University of Washington, 2000
M.A., Northern Illinois University, 1996


Jennifer Peeples is Department Head of the Department of Communication Studies at Utah State University where she also serves as Full Professor of Communication Studies. Her work uses environmental and visual rhetoric to examine discourses of energy transition and the construction of toxicity. In addition to journal articles and book chapters, she is the co-author/co-editor of three books, including Under Pressure: Coal Industry Rhetoric and Neoliberalism (2016), and Voice and Environmental Communication (2014).