Dr. Osborn teaches courses across the Communication curriculum at CU. Prior to coming to Cornerstone, he directed faculty professional development at Grand Rapids Community College and taught in the Communication Studies Department at Albion College.
"The ability to communicate is one of the greatest gifts God gave to us as humans. It matters that our students not only learn core Communication theories and skills, but that they learn how to be faithful stewards of the gift of communication."
As a result of his research on television and marriage, he has appeared as a guest on Huff Post Live and has been interviewed for articles in the Pentecostal Evangel, Men's Health and Women's Health.
- Fox, J., Osborn, J.L., & Warber, K.M. (2014). Relational dialectics and social networking sites: The role of Facebook in romantic relationship escalation, maintenance, conflict, and dissolution. Computers in Human Behavior, 36, 527-534.
- Osborn J.L. (2012). When TV and Marriage Meet: A Social Exchange Analysis of the Impact of Television Viewing on Marital Satisfaction and Commitment. Mass Communication and Society, 15, 1-19.
- Core Course Coordinator for Communication in Culture (COM-112)
- Assessment Coach
- Core Course Committee Member
- Ph.D., University of Arizona
- M.A., The Ohio State University
- B.A., Capital University
—Spending time with his wife and three children
—Intersection between media and relationships
—The "dark side" of communication
—Communication and leadership