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Keane-Dawes Profile

  • Keanes Dawes

    Jennifer M Keane-Dawes, Ph.D

    Position Title:Professor

    Year Appointed:2008


    Howard University: Ph.D. Human Communication Studies with emphasis on Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication; M.A. Communication Arts with emphasis on Mass Communication.

    University of the West Indies: B.A. Arts and General Studies

    Harvard University, Institute for Educational Management: Professional Certification in Leadership

    Prior Appointments

    Dean, School of Graduate Studies, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

    Dean, School of Arts and Humanities, Elizabeth City State University

    Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

    President, Council of Historically Black Graduate Schools

    Executive Board Member, Conference of Southern Graduate Schools

    Member, Committee on Master’s Focused Institutions, Council of Graduate Schools

    Member, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, GRE Board

    Director of Graduate Studies, Norfolk State University

    Tenured Faculty Member: Norfolk State University (Associate Professor); Elizabeth City State University (Full Professor); University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Full Professor)

    Academic Expertise

    Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication

    Stigma and Identity Negotiation

    Ethical Leadership


    Peer-Reviewed and Scholarly Books and Chapters

    Keane-Dawes, J.M. (2012) “(Mis)Perception of American Media Reality: Narrating Dissonance in the Actuality of Cultural Assimilation” in “Re-Constructing Place and Space: Media, Culture, Discourse and the Constitution of Caribbean Diasporas. Maurice L. Hall and Kamille G. Peart (Eds). Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Loudonville, NY

    Rodriquez, A., Keane-Dawes, J.M. Hall M. (2008) Embodying the Post-Colonial Life: Prometheus/Humanities Books. NY

    Keane-Dawes, J.M. (1997) Responses of Jamaican and American Deaf Groups to Stigma: A Critical Interpretive Approach. University Press of America. Lanham. New York. Oxford.

    Keane-Dawes, J.M. (1998) “Teach Them our Heritage.” In Carlong Secondary Social Studies. Book 1. Carlong Publisher. (Caribbean) Ltd. Jamaica.

    Creative Books

    Keane-Dawes, J.M. (2011) Miracles in the Valley: Out of Darkness into Marvelous Light. Winder Ministries. Greenwood, DE

    Keane-Dawes, J.M. (2010) Narratives from the Yard: Expressions of Indigenous Knowledge. iUniverse Press, Bloomington

    Office Location:Engineering and Aviation Sciences Building Room 3112

    Office Phone:410-621-2975