Santa Clara University

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Phone: 408-551-7057
Room number: Arts & Sciences 217
Courses taught:
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (COMM 1), Organizational Communication (COMM 151), Quantitative Research Methods (COMM 110), The Biology of Communication (COMM 176), Senior Thesis in Organizational Communication (COMM 197)

Dr. Justin P. Boren

Assistant Professor

B.A., Speech Communication, California State University at Long Beach (2002)

M.A., Communication, California State University at Long Beach (2005)

Ph.D., Communication, The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University (2010)

Justin Boren’s current research focuses on the way that organizational and interpersonal social support networks impact stress by exploring specific health-related outcomes. He is an affiliate of the Health Communication Research Laboratory at Christopher Newport University, where he works with colleagues to develop innovative complementary medicine interventions to improve health. His primary research interests include social support, co-rumination, division of household labor, work/life balance, organizational culture, and both psychological and physiological stress. He is also interested in psychoneuroendocrinology, advanced quantitative methods and design, employee relationships, training and development, family communication, health and wellness, mediation, negotiation, and workplace conflict management. At Santa Clara, Boren teaches courses in organizational communication, interpersonal communication, quantitative research methods, and a course he developed titled “The Biology of Human Communication,” which takes a communibiological approach to the exploration of communication and health. Boren is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and National Communication Association.

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