Thursday7Mar 2019

Wilkinson College Graduate Student Workshop

Nonverbal Communication: Cues to Success

Thursday, March 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
2019-03-07 16:00 2019-03-07 18:50 America/Los_Angeles Wilkinson College Graduate Student Workshop Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall Allison DeVries

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Graduate Students can enroll in this workshop through Course number is GUS 530.

Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall


are invited to attend.

Thursday March 7, 2019 4-6:50PM

Nonverbal Communication: Cues to Success

Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall 121


Nonverbal communication, or all communication besides spoken or written language, comprises so much more than just "body language." It includes the sound of your voice, touch, the environment you construct and that is constructed around you, and even messages related to time. This workshop will provide an overview of major nonverbal communication cues and functions (e.g., influencing others, managing and forming impressions, detecting deception), and offer insights into how nonverbal communication can be helpful in whatever career path you choose after graduation.


Jennifer Bevan, Professor, Health Communication

School of Communication

Dr. Jennifer L. Bevan (B.A., M.A., University of Delaware, Ph.D.; University of Georgia) is a professor in the School of Communication. Before joining Chapman University in 2007, she served on the faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and at the University of Southern California. Her research and teaching interests center upon interpersonal and health communication within close relationships. Dr. Bevan’s research topics include the negotiation of difficult interactions such as ongoing conflict, jealousy, long-distance caregiving, uncertainty, and topic avoidance, as well as related psychological and physical health correlates of these experiences. She teaches courses in interpersonal communication, health communication theory, nonverbal communication, and conflict.

Dr. Bevan's publications include over 50 peer-reviewed or invited scholarly communication and biomedical articles and book chapters appearing in such journals as Human Communication ResearchCommunication Research, Communication MonographsJournal of Health Communication, and Computers in Human Behavior. She was recognized by a November 2009 study in Communication Research Reports as one of the most prolific scholars in the field of communication studies.  She is also a 2014 Valerie Scudder Award winner, which is Chapman University’s top faculty “all-around” award for teaching, research, and service.

Her first book, The Communication of Jealousy (2013, published by Peter Lang) was awarded the 2014 Diamond Anniversary Book Award by the National Communication Association (NCA), the 2014 Gerald R. Miller Book Award by the Interpersonal Communication Division of NCA, and the 2013 Outstanding Book Award by NCA’s Communication and Social Cognition Division. Her dissertation, “Intrapersonal Consequences of Another's Jealousy Expression: Toward a Reaction Model of Jealousy in Close Relationships” received the 2003 Interpersonal Communication Division Dissertation Award from the International Communication Association. Dr. Bevan has also been awarded numerous top student paper and top four paper awards in health and interpersonal communication at national and regional communication conventions. She currently serves on the editorial boards of Personal Relationships, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, and Contemporary Argumentation and Debate, and is the Editor of the journal Communication Reports, published by the Western States Communication Association.


You can contact the event organizer, Allison DeVries at or (714) 997-6752.

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