Faculty Profile for Dr. Jasmine Terrell Austin

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Dr. Jasmine Terrell Austin
Assistant Professor — Department of Communication Studies
CENT 325
phone: (512) 245-2165

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Austin was born and raised in Lafayette, LA before earning her bachelors degree in Communication Studies with a minor in organizational studies from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton, TX, masters degree in Communication Studies at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY, and Ph.D. in Organizational and Race Communication with a certification in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK.

Dr. Austin is grounded by the love for her parents, older twin brothers, niece and nephews. She is kept sane through active self-care by traveling, exercising, playing volleyball, and enjoying the outdoors.

Teaching Interests

Diversity and Inclusion Training
Qualitative Research Methods
Organizational Communication

Research Interests

Dr. Austin has two main research tracks: Organizational Socialization and Marginalized Identities. Lately, her research explores the content of conversations had between supervisors and incoming organizational members during the pre-entry/offer consideration phase. She is interested in if/how personal identities are discussed in these early conversations and how does this influence future interactions, disclosure, and retention.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Austin, J. T., Orbe, M. P., & Sims, J. D. (2022). Communication Theory: Racially Diverse and Inclusive Perspectives. San Diego, CA: Cognella. Retrieved from https://www.amazon.com/Communication-Theory-Racially-Inclusive-Perspectives/dp/1793542007/ref=sr_1_5?crid=2RRB9DITGOQ5H&keywords=communication+theory%3A+diverse+and+inclusive+perspectives&qid=1641935789&sprefix=communication+theory+diverse+and+inclusive+perspectives%2Caps%2C74&sr=8-5#detailBullets_feature_div
  • Edy, J. A., & Austin, J. T. (2022). Generating more inclusive media memory: The limits and possibilities of news archives. Media, Culture, & Society, 44(4), 1–18. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1177/01634437211065700
  • Kramer, M., Austin, J. T., & Hansen, G. (2021). Toward a Model of the Influence of Motivation and Communication on Volunteering: Expanding Self-Determination Theory. Management Communication Quarterly, 35(4), 572–601. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1177/08933189211023993
  • Byrd, M. Y., Austin, J. T., Benuot, L., Duckworth, M., Masuda, A., & O’Donohue, W. (2020). Microaggressions, Stereotypes, and Social Stigmatization in the Lived Experiences of Socially Marginalized Patients/Clients: A Social Justice Perspective. In Prejudice, Stigma, Privilege, and Oppression: A Behavioral Health Handbook. (pp. 201–214). Stinger. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-35517-3
  • Austin, J. T. (2020). “Fighting Mr. Sleepy” : A metaphor for Black graduate student experiences. Health Communication, 1–3. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2020.1813951

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Marsha Houston Award, National Communication Association. October 2023 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: ACLS Intentions Foundry Fellow, American Council of Learned Societies. May 2023 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award (OU), Department of Communication. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Provost's Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (OU). 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Provost's Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (OU). 2017

Selected Grants

  • Austin, Jasmine Terrell. Dissertation Grant from the Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma, Institutional (Higher Ed), $995. (Funded: 2019). Grant.
  • Austin, Jasmine Terrell. The rhetorical absence of Black women's identities during realistic organizational previews., Organization for Research on Women and Communication, $2489. (Funded: 2018). Grant.
  • Austin, Jasmine Terrell (Co-Principal), Owens, Andronica (Supporting), Wong, Norman (Co-Principal). #MeToo: How a lack of communicated expectations can perpetuate the oppression of survivors., University of Oklahoma, Institutional (Higher Ed), $1000. (Funded: 2021). Grant.
  • Austin, Jasmine Terrell (Principal), Eger, Elizabeth Kamman (Co-Principal). Examining Leadership Communication of Texas Small Businesses in a Global Pandemic, REP, Texas State University, $16000. (Submitted: October 2020, Funded: January 2021 - Present). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Vice-Chair elect
Activism and Social Justice Division of the National Communication Association
Coordinator / Organizer
NCA New Orleans Outreach Program
Graduate Advisor
Communication Studies Graduate Association
Faculty Research and Productivity Network, through the Translational Health Research Center at Texas State University
Representative of our National Communication Association for the American Council of Learned Societies’ Intention Foundry (IF) on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-racism in the Academy.
American Council of Learned Societies’ Intention Foundry
May 2023-May 2024