Dr. Jill K. Burk is an Associate Teaching Professor and Program Chair in the Communication Arts & Sciences program at Penn State Berks. Dr. Burk studies questions of human communication as practiced in the public discourse of everyday life. Currently, her primary research interests include the relationship between rhetoric and civic engagement; communication pedagogy; and ethical communicative practices in integrated marketing communication. She is the past editor of the Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning & Community-Based Research. Before entering academia, she worked in corporate communication and public relations. Dr. Burk teaches courses in rhetorical theory, communication ethics, community and civic engagement, organizational communication, and public speaking. Additionally, Dr. Burk coordinates the Civic & Community Engagement minor.
Burk, J.K. (2018). Building bridges between communication studies and community: A praxis-approach. Journal for the Association of Communication Administration, 37.1, pp. 4-7.
Marinchak, C.L.M. and Burk, J.K. (2016). Engaged communicative consumption: How IMC campaigns generate space for civic conversation. In Persuit, J.M. and Marinchak, C.L.M. (Eds), Integrated marketing communication: Creating spaces for engagement (pp. 7-22). Lantham, MD: Lexington Books.
Ph.D., Rhetoric, Duquesne University
M.A., Communication, Duquesne University
B.A., Communication, University of Delaware