Jane Jorgenson

Professor Emerita


contact information



Dr. Jorgenson received her PhD from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She joined the USF faculty in 1996 and became Professor Emeritus in 2023. Her research and teaching focus on organizational communication with a special interest in gender issues in the workplace, the meanings of work, and the communicative negotiation of organizational identities. She has written about identity processes in diverse contexts ranging from women engineers and artists to community health workers to dual-career academic couples. In addition to her organizational scholarship, a portion of her research explores methodological questions related to qualitative research, including alternative forms of inquiry such as joint storytelling and photovoice.  

research areas

Work-life precarity, Technologically-mediated work arrangements, Research relationships, Narrative interviewing