Jason S. Wrench (Ed.D., West Virginia University) is a professor in Department of Communication at the State University of New York at New Paltz.  Dr. Wrench specializes in workplace learning and performance, or the intersection of instructional communication and organizational communication. His varied research interests include communibiology, computer-mediated communication, empirical research methods, humor, risk/crisis communication, and supervisor-subordinate interactions. Dr. Wrench regularly consults with individuals and organizations on workplace communication and as a professional speech coach for senior executives.

Dr. Wrench has published numerous books on a variety of communication topics: Intercultural Communication: Power in Context, Communication, Affect, and Learning in the Classroom (2000, Tapestry Press), Principles of Public Speaking (2003, The College Network), Human Communication in Everyday Life: Explanations and Applications (2008, Allyn & Bacon), Quantitative Research Methods for Communication: A Hands-On Approach (2008, 2013, 2016, & 2019, Oxford University Press), The Directory of Communication Related Mental Measures (Summer 2010, National Communication Association), Stand Up, Speak Out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking (2011, Flat World Knowledge), and Communication Apprehension, Avoidance, and Effectiveness (2013, Allyn & Bacon; 2018, Kendall-Hunt), Training and Development: The Intersection of Communication and Talent Development in the Modern Workplace (2015, Kendall Hunt), and Organizational Communication: Theory, Research, and Practice (Flat World Knowledge, 2015).

Dr. Wrench is also the editor of numerous books on the subject of communication: Casing Organizational Communication (2011, Kendall Hunt), Workplace Communication for the 21st Century: Tools and Strategies that Impact the Bottom Line: Vol. 1. Internal Workplace Communication, and Vol. 2. External Workplace Communication (2013, both with Praeger), Casing Public Relations (2014, Kendall Hunt), Casing Sport Communication (2016, Kendall Hunt), The Impact of Social Media in Modern Romantic Relationships (2018, Lexington Press).

Dr. Wrench was the editor of the Ohio Communication Journal from 2005-2007, served as an associate editor for Communication Research Reports from 2007-2010, and been on the editorial board for numerous academic journals. Dr. Wrench is the current editor of the Journal of Intercultural Communication Research for the World Communication Association.

Dr. Wrench has published over 35 research articles that have appeared in various journals: Communication EducationCommunication QuarterlyCommunication Research ReportsEducationHuman CommunicationJournal of HomosexualityJournal of Intercultural CommunicationSouthern Communication JournalThe Source: A Journal of EducationThe NACADA Journal (National Association of Campus Advising), and others.

In 2012, Dr. Wrench was awarded the designated position of Teaching Fellow within the Eastern Communication Association (ECA). Dr. Wrench is a former president of ECA, which is the oldest communication association in the world.

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