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Health communication, gender, performance studies
Jay Baglia is the recipient of the 2022 Spirit of DePaul Award. Jay is an associate professor in the College of Communication with a focus on health communication, gender communication and performance studies. He has taught at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Southwestern University near Austin, TX, San José State University in California and Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Immediately prior to joining Kutztown University, Baglia was a medical educator for Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) in Allentown. For LVHN, he developed curriculum and assessment tools for the Department of Family Medicine Residency Program, planned and facilitated workshops in the Teaching Leader Series, and served as study coordinator for the Cultural Awareness Implementation Team baseline assessment group.
His academic preparation includes a BA in communication from the University of South Florida. He earned an MA from USF in 1999, concentrating on gender communication in organizations. For his doctoral studies, Baglia focused on gender communication, performance theory, and health; he received his PhD in 2003 (also from USF).
In 2005, Baglia published
The Viagra Ad Venture: Masculinity, Media, & the Performance of Sexual Health with Peter Lang Publishing. Along with co-editor Rachel E. Silverman, Dr. Baglia published a volume of pregnancy loss narratives,
Communicating Pregnancy Loss: Narrative as a Method for Change, in Peter Lang’s Health Communication Series in 2015. Both
The Viagra Ad Venture and
Communicating Pregnancy Loss won the OSCLG Outstanding Book Award (in 2006 and 2015, respectively). In addition, he has book chapters, book reviews, and essays in journals such as
Cultural Studies <> Critical Methodologies,
Text & Performance Quarterly,
Women & Language, and the
Journal of Dramatic Theory & Criticism.
He has made over sixty presentations at academic conferences and is regularly invited to serve as a respondent. He is a member of the National Communication Association (NCA), the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG), and the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI). He is currently on the editorial boards of
Women’s Studies in Communication,
Text & Performance Quarterly, and
Qualitative Research in Medicine & Healthcare.
In November, 2012, Baglia received the Distinguished Book Award for
The Viagra Ad Venture from the Health Communication Division at the National Communication Association.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time parenting, traveling, playing tennis, coaching, rooting for the New York Mets and strumming guitar with the QuaranTones.