Debra Monson

Journalism & Communication

Associate Professor


Debra Monson

Contact Information

Office Location: AGRS 321
Phone: 435-797-7379
Email: debra.monson@usu.edu

Educational Background

PhD, Communication, (Political Science), University of Utah, 2014
Dinosaur Dammed: The Campaign to Stop Echo Park Dam and Save the National Park System
MS, Communication, (Political Science), Utah State University, 2005
Donkeys in the Beehive: Democratic Platforms and Utah Media Coverage
BS, Political Science, (History), Weber State University, 2003

Biography

Debra Jenson works with organizations to craft communication that will help create social change.

Teaching Interests

Strategic communication, research methods, political communication, social movements and policy change.

Research Interests

Social movements and policy change. Understanding how organizations and coalitions communicate with publics to mobilize for impact.

Awards

Service Award, 2014

JCOM Department

Outstanding Teaching Award, 2011

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Student Association

Top 5 Paper Award, 2009

Southwest Education Council for Journalism & Mass Communication


Teaching

JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Summer 2022
JCOM 2010 - Media Literacy, Summer 2022
JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Spring 2022
JCOM 2400 - Introduction to Social Media, Spring 2022
JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Spring 2022
, Fall 2021
JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Fall 2021
JCOM 2400 - Introduction to Social Media, Fall 2021
JCOM 4020 - Mass Media and Society, Fall 2021
USU 1010 - University Connections, Fall 2021
JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Spring 2021
JCOM 2400 - Introduction to Social Media, Spring 2021
JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Spring 2021
JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Fall 2020
JCOM 2400 - Introduction to Social Media, Fall 2020
JCOM, POLS 5420, 6420 - The Mass Media and Politics, Fall 2020
POLS, JCOM 5420, 6420 - The Mass Media and Politics, Fall 2020
POLS, JCOM 6420, 5420 - The Mass Media and Politics, Fall 2020
JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Spring 2020
JCOM 2400 - Introduction to Social Media, Spring 2020
JCOM 4040 - Social Media Content Development, Spring 2020
JCOM 2400 - Introduction to Social Media, Fall 2019
JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Fall 2019
JCOM 3310 - Writing for Public Relations, Fall 2019
JCOM 2020 - Communication Research Methods, Spring 2019
JCOM 4040 - Social Media, Spring 2019
JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Spring 2019
JCOM 4040 - Social Media, Fall 2018
JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Fall 2018
JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Spring 2018
JCOM 4040 - Social Media, Spring 2018
JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Spring 2018
JCOM 5300 - Case Studies in Public Relations, Fall 2017
JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Fall 2017
USU 1010 - University Connections, Fall 2017
JCOM 4040 - Social Media, Spring 2017
JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Spring 2017
JCOM 3310 - Writing for Public Relations, Spring 2017
JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Fall 2016
JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Fall 2016
JCOM 5420 - The Mass Media and Politics, Fall 2016
JCOM 4040 - Social Media, Spring 2016
JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Spring 2016
JCOM 3310 - Writing for Public Relations, Spring 2016
JCOM 2020 - Communication Research Methods, Fall 2015
JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Fall 2015
JCOM 3310 - Writing for Public Relations, Fall 2015
JCOM 4120 - Sports Writing, Spring 2015
JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Spring 2015
JCOM 3310 - Writing for Public Relations, Spring 2015
JCOM 5300 - Case Studies in Public Relations, Fall 2014
JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Fall 2014
JCOM 5420 - The Mass Media and Politics, Fall 2014
JCOM 3310 - Writing for Public Relations, Fall 2014
JCOM 5300 - Case Studies in Public Relations, Spring 2014
JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Spring 2014
JCOM 3310 - Writing for Public Relations, Spring 2014
JCOM 3310 - Writing for Public Relations, Spring 2014
JCOM 5300 - Case Studies in Public Relations, Fall 2013
JCOM 3310 - Writing for Public Relations, Fall 2013
JCOM 3310 - Writing for Public Relations, Fall 2013