Susanne Jones, Ph. D.

My name is Susanne Jones and I am a professor of communication studies in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. My research focuses on interpersonal communication processes, social support, and emotion regulation. I completed my degrees at Arizona State University, Indiana University, and Georgia Southern University. I am originally from Hamburg, Germany. I also grew up for a little bit in Swakopmund and Windhoek, both cities in Namibia.

I will serve as departmental Director of Undergraduate Studies through Spring 2020. Please email me with undergraduate questions.

For your advising needs regarding degree requirements, please make an appointment with our communication studies advisers here.





I am passionate about my research and my teaching. I am also passionate about any and all issues surrounding dogs, dog training, and dog sports. Prada Jones, TKN, TKI, CGC, Gopher Dobe, 5-time rescue survivor, is my daily challenge, pride, and joy. She does scentwork, agility, and rally obedience. She teaches me daily the virtues of compassion and patience-and that loving a being is not always the easiest thing in the world.

I am on sabbatical in Spring 2020.

I will teach a Maymester course in Relational Communication (COMM 3402)

My Office: Ford Hall 278

My Google Scholar Profile * My Research Gate Profile

My departmental address: Dept. of Communication Studies, 225 Ford Hall, 224 Church Str. SE, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, jones344@umn.edu

My campus office address: Ford Hall 278, My campus phone: 1-612-626-0592, Main office: Ford Hall 225, Main office phone: 1-612-624-5800, Main office fax: 1-612-624-6544