Doreen Jowi, Ph.D.
Dr. Jowi earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Communication and Organizational Health Communication (2005), Master of Health Administration (M.H.A) 1999, Graduate Certificate in Health Policy (1999), and Bachelor in Health Services Administration (B.S.H) 1998 from The Ohio University. Dr. Jowi also earned Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) degree in Clinical Dietetics from Hocking College. She joined the Department of Communication Studies in 2005 and teaches courses such as Corporate Communication, Organizational Communication Theory, Intercultural Communication, Communication for Business Professionals, Interpersonal Communication, and Public Speaking. Dr. Jowi is a trained social scientist whose research emphasis is in empirical methods and statistics. Her diverse topics of inquiry include supervisor communication and organizational dissent, physician-patient-co-worker communication, communication climate in superior-subordinate dialectics, job attitudes, corporate communication, physician job dissatisfaction, international communication competence in multinational corporations, physician lost power, and organizational procedural justice.
Dr. Jowi has published in ProQuest/UMI, Human Communication, and Journal of Computer Mediated Communication. She is a coauthor of a book entitled Directory of Communication Related Mental Measures. In addition, she has coauthored a book chapter in Public Speaking. She has presented numerous scholarly papers at professional international (United Kingdom, Belgium, Switzerland, Republic of Korea, Poland), national, and regional conferences. She has also received two top papers awards (2006) from the National Communication Association. Furthermore, Dr. Jowi has presented her scholarly work as an invited guest lecturer in the classrooms and to organizations on campus. Moreover, she has also presented at a Primary School in the Republic of Kenya as an honorary invited guest speaker. The presentation was entitled: “The relationships among identity, effective student-teacher communication, teacher mentoring, and academic excellence.” She is currently conducting research on various topics including the corporation, public speaking workbook, organizational dissent, physician lost power, and organizing principles of the Luo. Additionally, she is coauthoring a book entitled Scientific Approach to Organizational Communication.
Dr. Jowi has served or is serving the Communication Studies Discipline in the following capacities: She is the current Chair Elect of the Health Communication Division of the Eastern Communication Association and therefore, is in charge of planning the 2011 conference for the Division. In addition, she serves as an Editorial Board Member of the Ohio Communication Journal. She has actively served or is actively serving on various University Committees such as Student Information Committee, Meet & Discuss/Negotiations Committee, Public Relations Committee, Diversity Issue Representative to the IRB Committee, Director of Public Relations for the International Faculty Association, the Pandemic Planning Flu Committee, University Search and Screen Committee (Student Trustee), College of Liberal Arts’ Special Initiatives Committee, Institutional Review Board, IRB Procedural Guidelines Handbook Subcommittee, University Forum, Teaching and Learning Enhancement Committee (TALE), and the Frederick Douglass Institute for Academic Excellence. Furthermore, she is serving on various committees within the department and is currently in charge of the Department’s Programme Review.
Dr. Jowi’s community services work include serving as a Faculty Advisor to the following student organizations: The Global Coalition for Social and Economic Empowerment for African Youths, Vice Versa and Faculty Co Advisor to African Students Organizations. Dr. Jowi is also the Global Communication Program Chair for the Global Awareness Society International. Her overseas community service has mostly been volunteering at the United Nations Refugee Camps and fostering education initiatives for the native nomadic children in the Northern part of the Republic of Kenya. In summer 2006 she started building a one room school for nomadic children with personal monetary donation.