Jessica Kamrath



Department | Human Communications Studies

Phone | (657) 278-3272

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Office | CP 420-19

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Jessica K. Kamrath (Ph.D., Arizona State University) is an assistant professor of Organizational and Sport Communication at California State University, Fullerton. Jessica K. Kamrath joined the Human Communication Studies department as an assistant professor in Fall 2019. Kamrath’s research focuses on the intersections of organizational well-being, resilience, and strengths-based dialogic approaches. Her research trajectory has advanced the areas of organizational communication focusing on resilience, organizational well-being, and transforming conflict, leadership communication and transformative approaches to leadership pedagogy, and sport communication focusing on coaches’ communication and the culture of concussion reporting. Kamrath’s time on the NCAA Mind Matters research team, studying the culture of concussion reporting, and the Leadership Assessment research team, studying the impact of transformational pedagogical approaches in leadership courses, has resulted in numerous publications and conference papers. Specifically, you can find her co-authored work in Health Communication, Communication and Sport, Journal of Applied Communication Research, and PLOS ONE. Currently, she is working on advancing the communicative theory of resilience and empirical studies of resilience and well-being in organizational contexts. Kamrath is passionate about education and advancing pedagogical practices and instructional communication. She has experience in teaching using innovative transformational teaching methods and developing curriculum in organizational communication courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She teaches courses such as Communication and the Art of Happiness, Sport Communication, Advanced Communication Theory, and Qualitative Research Methods. She is a faculty affiliate with the Center for Leadership at CSUF where she offers workshops to business professionals. Currently, she is collaborating with faculty in the College of Business and Economics to bring a leadership course from an ontological/phenomenological model – Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership to be first offered in June 2023.