Jennifer Huynh Thi Anh Morrison, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Undergraduate Advisor, & CFA Department Representative
Department of Communication Studies

Email

Preferred: jennifer.morrison@sjsu.edu

Telephone

Preferred: 408-924-5415


Welcome Comm Majors and Minor!

Schedule an Advising Appointment

PLEASE READ OVER ALL STEPS BEFORE BOOKING YOUR APPOINTMENT. I am availabe during the following times for advising: Fall 2017 no more appointments; Spring 2018 Wednesdays from 12:30pm-3:30pm (PST). If you see a different time, please adjust your Google calendar setting. Read about changing your Google Calendar timezone at https://support.google.com/calendar/answer/37064?hl=en.

I do not handle questions regarding admission, transfer, or GE advising. Please direct questions about admission and transfers to the SJSU Admissions Office at http://www.sjsu.edu/admissions/. Please contact or visit the ACCESS Center at http://www.sjsu.edu/access/ (Clark Hall Room 240) for questions regarding GE advising.

STEP 1: SELECT A 30-MINUTE TIME SLOT

CLICK HERE TO SEE MY COMM ADVISING TIME SLOTS

You are allowed to choose one appointment time slot each month to ensure each Communication Studies student has the opportunity to see an advisor or instructor. I will cancel your appointments if you schedule more than one in a month. You are responsible for canceling your appointment 48 hours prior to your appointment time. I will not tolerate "no shows" as there are many students in need of major/minor advising. You will forfeit all future advising appointments with me if you do not cancel your appointments 48 hours prior to your appointment time.

STEP 2: BRING APPROPRIATE FORMS

COMPLETE AND BRING YOUR "COMM ACADEMIC PLANNER" or "MAJOR/MINOR PLAN FORM" with you to your next advising appointment. You may download either item from our forms page, http://www.sjsu.edu/comm/zz_undergraduates/forms/index.html.

All forms noted below can be found at http://www.sjsu.edu/registrar/forms/.

  • HOW TO BECOME A COMM MAJOR OR MINOR?

Click HERE to learn more about the program and the requirements to become a COMM major or minor. Please complete and bring an electronic copy of your CHANGE OF MAJOR/MINOR FORM to your advising appointment.

You need to attach an unofficial transcript, personal statement, graduation application, and minor graduation paperwork to your  “90 units or more” change of major/minor form.  You only need to attach an unofficial transcript when completing the “fewer than 90 units” change of major/minor form.

  • NEED EXCESS UNITS?

You will need to bring an EXCESS UNITS PETITION to your appointment if you meet the requirements and date regulations.

  • NEED TO APPLY FOR GRADUATION?

Read and follow directions under our "READY FOR GRADUATION?" section on our department Advising page.

IF YOU HAVE A MINOR, you will need to meet with your minor advisor to complete all minor paperwork before you apply for graduation with your major advisor. Please bring your minor completion paperwork in a SIGNED SEALED ENVELOPE along with your graduation application and your completed My Major Plan to your advising appointment.

  • ALREADY APPLIED FOR GRADUATION?

You will need to pick up your GRADUATION PAPERWORK from the department office (HGH 108) before meeting with a major advisor. You should also contact your GRADUATION EVALUATOR if you have not received your GRADUATION WORKSHEET.

  • NEED TO CHANGE YOUR GRADUATION DATE?

Complete a GRADUATION DATE CHANGE FORM and bring a hard copy to me during my office hours. I will sign your form quickly, so there is no need to schedule an appointment.

  • NEED TO SUBSTITUTE MAJOR/MINOR COURSE WORK?

Complete a SUBSTITUTION FORM and email the substitution form to me at jennifer.morrison@sjsu.edu. There is not need to schedule an appointment or meet with me in person to complete substitution forms.

STEP 3: WHERE TO FIND ME?

My office is located in the Hugh Gillis Hall Room 201. Please use the campus map to locate Hugh Gillis Hall (HGH), http://www.sjsu.edu/parkingtransportationmaps/index.html.


 

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Communication, Univ Of Denver, Colorado, United States, 2010
  • Master of Arts, Communication, CSU-San Jose, California, United States, 2003

Bio

I teach a variety of communication courses ranging from public speaking to intercultural communication in the department of Communication Studies at San José State University. I received my Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from the department of Human Communication Studies at the University of Denver. My dissertation is titled, Authenticating Người Mỹ Gốc Việt: Vietnamese Americans and the Struggle for Identity. In 2003, I received my Master’s of Arts in Intercultural Communication from the department of Communication Studies at San José State University. My master's thesis focuses on multiraciality and identity. Before my graduate work, I received my Bachelor’s of Arts in Speech Communication from San José State University.

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