BiographyJenny spent the first quarter century of her life trotting about the South and Midwest: Born in Little Rock, raised in northeast Oklahoma, with graduate degrees from Manhattan, KS (K-State), and Columbia, MO (MU). After earning a PhD in organizational communication in 2011, Jenny took a flying leap to NYC to begin a tenure-track appointment at Marymount Manhattan College. Recently tenured, Jenny lives in Midwood, Brooklyn with her domestic partner and two cats.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Jenny's research began with exploring how people talk about sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace. From there, the politics of family identity, as it is constructed in workplace settings, became her primary focus. Jenny's research purports that to care about diversity is to care about distributing scarce resourses, such as work-family balance accommodations, fairy across all employees, belonging to a variety of family structures.
Jenny is a sci-fi nerd, a rock music fanatic, and a running fool.
Published: Aug 01, 2015 by Electronic Journal of Communication Research
Authors: Jenny Dixon
Published: Feb 01, 2014 by Journal of Applied Communication Research
Authors: Jenny Dixon & Debbie Dougherty