About Me

Education

Academic Positions

Other Appointments

  • present2017

    Commissioner & Commission Chair

    Santa Clara County Human Relations Commission

  • present2018

    2nd Vice President

    Western States Communication Association

  • present2016

    Diversity Council Chair

    National Communication Association

Awards

  • February 2018
    Top Four Paper in Organizational Communication
    Western States Communication Association
  • February 2018
    The Top Paper in Interpersonal Communication
    Western States Communication Association
  • February 2018
    The Top Paper in Interpersonal Communication
    Western States Communication Association
  • January 2015
    Sage Publications Spotlight Video on Research
    Boren, J. P. (2014). The relationships between co-rumination, social support, stress, and burnout among working adults. Management Communication Quarterly, 26, 3-25. doi: 10.1177/0893318913509283. This recognition was given to researchers of highly-read/cited articles published in Sage Journals. I was asked to record a 10 minute video about the article for inclusion on the Sage website.
  • June 2013
    Top Paper in Organizational Communication
    International Communication Association Presented at the annual meeting, London UK for the competitively-selected paper:
    Worker co-rumination mediates the relationships between social support and stress and burnout. Papers were first selected for the conference (~30% acceptance) and then the top-scoring papers were submitted to a panel of experts to select the top 4 papers in Organizational Communication.
  • February 2012
    Top Paper in Health Communication
    Western States Communication Association Presented at the annual meeting, Albuquerque, NM for the competitive-selected paper:
    Affectionate communication can suppress immunity: Trait affection predicts antibody titers to latent Epstein-Barr virus.
  • November 2006
    Top Paper in Nonverbal Communication
    National Communication Association. Presented at the annual meeting, San Antonio, TX for the competitive-selected paper:
    Synchrony and reciprocity of nonverbal behaviors between romantic partners during conflicts.

     

  • November 2004
    Top Paper in LGBTQ Studies
    National Communication Association. Presented at the annual meeting, Chicago, IL for the competitively-selected paper:
    Coming out in the workplace: The influence of norm violations on employees’ perceptions of homosexual managers’ credibility. This paper was based on my MA thesis and was selected as the top paper (among all student and non-student papers) by the Caucus on LGBTQ Concerns.