Jacqueline S. Bruscella, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor of Communications

Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, Organizational Communication 
M.A., Hofstra University, Speech Communication
B.A., Lafayette College, English & History

Telephone: (607) 436-3052

Office: IRC B11B
Email: Jacqueline.Bruscella@oneonta.edu

Course History:
Organizational Communication 
Public Speaking
Intro to Communication 


Research Interests:
I study organizational communication, with a specific interest in intercultural interactions and language and social interaction.  Most recently, my research has focused on the discursive constitution of organizational legitimacy; in other words, how organizations legitimate themselves through discursive techniques, such as naming and labeling practices.  I also am interested in the language of every day life, and how we use words to "do things."


Selected Publications:
Bruscella, J. S. (2016). “The sins of name calling”: Responses to Paula Deen’s use of 
ethnophaulisms. Communication Quarterly, 79(1), 116-132. 

Bruscella, J. S. (2015). Holiday greeting rituals as expressions of ambivalence and indifference towards social change. Western Journal of Communication, 79(1), 116-132.  

Bruscella, J. S. (2015). It’s more than just a name: A theoretical approach to eradicating terrorism through propositions of organizational naming. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 38(9), 759-775.


Personal Hobbies & Interests: 
Oklahoma college football
Camping & hiking with my dog, Scout
World Travel
And not letting the grass grow beneath my feet.





Major Program areas

Communication Studies

introduces students to the theories and practices of oral communication and persuasion. Students in this major usually seek careers in business related fields, as well as corporate communication, advertising, sales, public relations, and events management.


Mass Communication

is designed to meet the needs of students who seek careers in the fields of broadcasting, journalism, film, audio production and video production.