Faculty Profile for Jennifer M Scharlach

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Jennifer M Scharlach
Asst Professor of Practice — School of Jrnlism & Mass Comm
OM 102
phone: (512) 245-2656

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Jennifer Scharlach specializes and teaches in the Public Relations sequence at Texas State. Scharlach received a BA and a MA in Mass Communication from Texas State University.

Scharlach has over 18 years of non-profit public relations and event planning experience. Scharlach recently left the Texas State Alumni Association after eight years in the role of Assistant Director for Marketing and Membership. Scharlach’s public relations and marketing efforts at Texas State have recently been awarded the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) - District IV Silver Medal for Publication Design – 2012, and the CASE - District IV - Outstanding External Program – 2012 for the Gold Book.

Before returning to Texas State, Scharlach, worked in the Austin area non-profit public relations industry for eight years. Her work on several public safety campaigns has been honored by receiving awards like the North American Boating Education Advancement Award, US Boating Education Advancement Award-Southern Region, Texas Public Relations Society - Community Relations Silver Spur, National Water Safety Congress - Award of Merit. In her spare time, Scharlach enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Research Interests

Social Marketing, Experiential Marketing, Team Building

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Craig, C. M., Ngondo, P. S., Devlin, M. B., & Scharlach, J. M. (2019). Escaping the Routine: Unlocking Group Intervention. Communication Teacher, 34(1), 14–18.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Texas State Alumni Association Teaching Award of Honor, Texas State Alumni Association. June 2020 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Health Research Accelerator Award, Translational Health Research Center. April 2021 - May 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Texas State Quarterly Service Award, Texas State University. June 1, 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: District IV Outstanding External Program, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012
  • Award / Honor Recipient: District IV Silver Medal for Publication Design, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012

Selected Grants

  • Scharlach, Jennifer M (Co-Principal), Price, Debra (Co-Principal). ODEL Study in America Exploratory Grant, ODEL, Texas State University, $3000. (Submitted: May 2022, Funded: May 2022 - December 2022). Grant.
  • Scharlach, Jennifer M. Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce Research Grant, Texas Association for Mexican American Chambers of Commerce, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $1000. (Submitted: January 2022, Funded: January 2022 - December 2022). Grant.
  • Scharlach, Jennifer (Co-Principal), Ngondo, Prisca Sibongile (Co-Principal), Higgins Joyce, Vanessa (Co-Principal). COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Study, The Texas Association for Mexican American Chamber of Commerce, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $1000. (Funded: January 2022 - Present). Grant.
  • Scharlach, Jennifer M (Principal). Texas State University Service Learning Grant, Service Learning Department, Texas State University, $500. (Submitted: January 2022, Funded: January 2022 - May 2022). Grant.
  • Scharlach, Jennifer M. Texas State Service Learning Grant, Texas State University, $500. (Submitted: August 2021, Funded: October 2021 - February 2022). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Consultant
Wimberley Valley Radio Station
January 2022-Present
Member
PRSA Austin Chapter Anniversary Event Committee
December 2021-Present
Judge
Texas School Public Relations Association
November 2021-Present
Member
LBJ Student Center Council
August 2021-Present
Member
Personel Committee
August 2021-Present