Dr. Jerry Jalette
Acting Basic Course Director and Lecturer
- PhD in Communication Science – University of Connecticut, 2013
- MA in Communication Studies – University of Rhode Island, 2006
- BA in Communication Studies – University of Rhode Island, 2004
Young, M., Slota, S., Cutter, A.B. Jalette, G., Mullin, G., Lai, B., Simeoni, Z., Tran, M. and Yukhymenko, M. (2012). 'Our princess is in another castle: a review of trends in serious gaming for education', Review of Educational Research, 82, 1, 61–89.
Krcmar M., Farrar K. M., Jalette G., & McGloin R. (2014). Appetitive and defensive arousal in violent video games: explaining individual differences in attraction to and effects of video games. Media Psychology, 18, 527-550.
Which classes do you teach online?
COM 100, COM 440
Why did you start teaching?
I started studying Communication as an undergrad because I was interested in learning more about the things I cared about: relationships, media and pop culture, and how groups work together. I enjoy learning about using social science to problem solve in those areas, and I like teaching Communication classes because I get to help students with similar interests learn solve the problems that they are interested in, too.
What advice would you give to prospective online RN to BS in Nursing students?
I'm impressed with students in the RN to BS Nursing program because they're usually juggling a lot -- families, work, and maybe even social lives. It can be a little daunting to start school, or come back again after a break. The students that I see succeeding the program usually have a dedicated block of time (maybe an hour or two every few days) that they devote to staying on top of their classwork. That way it becomes a habit, and they aren't stuck trying to catch up on everything late at night after a busy week. Keeping that schedule helps avoid stress and cramming, and usually leads to better outcomes.