Jocelyn DeGroot (Brown), Ph.D.
Assistant Professor & Basic Course
Department of Applied Communication Studies
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Alumni Hall 3110 | 618-650-5828

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Jocelyn M. DeGroot (Ph.D., Ohio University) is an Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Her scholarly work focuses on the intersection of computer-mediated communication and issues of death and dying. She has published
in Communication Research, Small Group Research, Death Studies, Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying, Communication Teacher, and has a book chapter in Blogging in the Global Society. She is also the Basic Course Director (SPC 101: Public Speaking) for the Department of Applied Communication Studies.


Ph.D. 2009
Ohio University, Communication Studies
M.S. 2006
South Dakota State University, Communication Studies and Journalism
B.S. 2004
South Dakota State University, Communication Studies and Theatre

Research Interests:
Computer-mediated communication (focusing on Facebook, blogs, and discussion boards)
Communicative issues of death and dying, including grief

Courses Taught at SIUE:

SPC 103: Interpersonal Communication Skills

SPC 200: Advanced Public Speaking

SPC 201: Small Group Communication

SPC 323: Interpersonal Communication Theory and Applications

SPC 330: Theories of Communication

SPC 421: Computer-Mediated Communication (UG only)

SPC 423: Special Topics in Interpersonal Communication: Communicative Issues of Death and Dying

SPC 424: Senior Project in Interpersonal Communication

SPC 434: Nonverbal Communication

SPC 461: Strategies for Teaching Speech Communication

SPC 502: Qualitative Research Methods

SPC 509: Special Topics: Communication and Emotion

SPC 509: Special Topics: Romantic Relationships

SPC 520: Seminar in Interpersonal Communication

SPC 521: Seminar in Computer-Mediated Communication

Updated 9/11/2014