Real Presence: Challenges to Relationships and Spirituality in a Technological World

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Apr 29, 2012 Comments Off on Real Presence: Challenges to Relationships and Spirituality in a Technological World

Online webinar
Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Jeanine Turner, Ph.D., associate professor in the Georgetown University Department of Communication, Culture and Technology (CCT) will examine the explore the intersection of spirituality and communication. Specifically, she will share insights from her research with undergraduate students and individuals in the workplace on the impact of our mediated world on our conversations with one another and our conversations in prayer. Jeanine will discuss the tensions that arise in developing and maintaining relationships with family, friends and co-workers and offer tips on developing your consciousness of the divine in a world of constant messaging. A Q&A component will be included.

Professor Turner has been at Georgetown for 15 years and holds a PhD from The Ohio State University and a MA from the University of Dayton. In addition to her courses in CCT, she also teaches courses in The McDonough School of Business. Turner's research explores the human factors and management issues involved in the introduction of new communication technologies within organizations and the development of virtual organizations. Specific examples of this research include the study of instant messaging and multicommunicating, computer-mediated bulletin boards as a form of social support, use of videoconferencing technology and the Internet for distance education, and the implementation of telemedicine technology as a means of augmenting the delivery of health care services. Turner teaches courses in business communication, executive presentations, and the impact of communication technologies on organizations to graduate students, executives, and undergraduates. Turner completed the 19th Annotation Retreat, a 9-month program based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, and is a participant in the annual Ignatian spirituality seminar for Georgetown faculty and administrators who have completed the 19th Annotation Retreat.

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