Faculty Profile for Dr. Jasmine Terrell Austin

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Dr. Jasmine Terrell Austin
Assistant Professor — Department of Communication Studies
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 Interethnic 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

  • 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
  • Austin, J. T., Wallace, B. S., Gilmore, B. N., & Bisel, R. S. (2020). The Micro-skills of Collective Communication Design Work: An Academic Team’s Development of Sensebreaking Messages. Communication Studies, 71(2). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1080/10510974.2020.1722720
  • Austin, J. T., Corey, G., Muratori, M., Austin, J. T., & Austin, J. A. (2018). “Self-care techniques while adjusting to graduate school.” In Counselor Self-Care. John Wiley & Sons.

Selected Awards

  • 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
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Wilena Stanford Commitment to Diversity Award. 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Woman of Distinction Award, University of Wyoming. 2015

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 (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

Coordinator / Organizer
African American Communication and Culture #ScholarStrike Conference
September 8, 2020-Present
Graduate Advisor
Communication Studies Graduate Association
Special Edition of the Journal of Applied Communication Research
Department Scholarship, Awards, and Recognition Committee
Faculty Research and Productivity Network, through the Translational Health Research Center at Texas State University