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Contact Information

Academic School

School of Communication and the Arts

Office

Lowell Thomas 252

Email

jen.eden@marist.edu

Phone

845-575-3000, ext. 2299

Jen Eden

Associate Professor

Bio

Since completing her Ph.D. (2010) in communication and multivariate statistics at Arizona State University, Dr. Eden continues her research into the fascinating area of the “dark side” of interpersonal interactions (stalking, unrequited love, gossip, dysfunctional relational maintenance, crushes, and cyberbullying to name a few).

With a problem-solution orientation to her research, Dr. Eden strives to find partnerships that provide an opportunity to increase awareness and offer solutions to a variety of phenomena. During her time in Arizona, she spearheaded a cyberbullying research team that partnered with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office to collect data from middle-schoolers on their internet use. Results of these studies helped increase awareness of social networking safety and curbed incidents of cyberbullying perpetration. This line of research resulted in several publications as well as Top Paper awards at the annual meetings of the National Communication Association.

Dr. Eden’s other lines of research into the dark side of close relationships yielded a deeper understanding of the impact that dysfunctional communication has on our physiological health and our stress response systems as they relate to one-sided attraction, friends with benefits relationships, and first date interactions. 


Education

PhD, Arizona State University
MA, Northern Illinois University
BA, Northern Illinois University


Research Interests/Area of Focus

Interpersonal communication, Health communication, Persuasion & Social Influence, Cyberbullying


Selected Publications

Floyd, K., Pauley, P. M., Hesse, C., Eden, J., Veksler, A. E., & Woo, N. T. (2018). Supportive communication is associated with markers of immunocompetence. Southern Communication Journal, 38, 229-244. doi: 10.1080/1041794X.2018.1488270

McEwan, B., Sumner, E., Eden, J., & Fletcher, J. (2018). The effects of Facebook relational maintenance on friendship quality: An investigation of the Facebook relational maintenance measure. Communication Research Reports, 1, 1-11. doi: 10.1080/08824096.2017.1361393

Roberto, A. J., Eden, J., Deiss, D. M., Savage, M. W., & Ramos-Salazar, L. (2017). The short-term effects of a cyberbullying prevention intervention for parents of middle school students. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14, 1-8.

Veksler, A. E., & Eden, J. (2017). Measuring interpersonal liking: Development and validation of the IL-6. Western Journal of Communication, 81, 641-656. doi: 10.1080/10570314.2017.1309452

Eden, J. (2017). Quantitative research steps. In Allen, M. (Ed.) SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. Thousand Oaks, CA.

Eden, J. & Veksler, A.E. (2016). Relational maintenance in the digital age: How relational partners use multiple modalities to maintain proximal relationships. Communication Quarterly, 64, 119-144. doi: 10.1080/01463373.2015.1103279 (Lead Article).


Selected Presentations

Floyd, K., Pauley, P. M., Hesse, C., Eden, J., Veksler, A. E., & Woo, N. T. (2018, February). Supportive communication is associated with markers of immunocompetence. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Santa Clara, CA

McEwan, B., Bryant, E., Eden, J., & Marmo, J. (2017, March) The Effects of Facebook on Relational Maintenance. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Central States Communication Association in Minneapolis, MN.

Eden, J. (2016, November). Imagining Research’s Civic Calling: Exploring The Past and Future of Bullying Research. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Eden, J., Hoffmann, N. Mirabito, T., & Rogers, R. (2016, May). Online and Traditional Classes: The Psychological Dimensions of an Effective Class. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association in Fukuoka, Japan.


Awards and Honors

Top-Four Paper, Interpersonal Division of the National Communication Association, 2013.

Research Grant Awardee, Committee on Sabbaticals and Faculty Research Grants, Marist College. Award Amount: $950. Period Covered: November 2012

Top-Three Paper, Applied Communication Division of the Western States Communication Association, 2012.

Top-Four Paper, Interpersonal Division of the Western States Communication Association, 2011.

Top-Four Paper, Applied Communication Division of the National Communication Association, 2010.

Top-Three Paper, Interpersonal Division of the Eastern States Communication Association, 2010.

Top-Four Paper, Interpersonal Division of the Western States Communication Association, 2009.