Jennifer Cusumano began her career after receiving her first Master’s degree in Communications from NYIT. As a writer and video producer to Fortune 500 companies, Jennifer has worked in that industry for over 25 years. She continues to write independently while consulting with industry and teaching at the university level.
After working with the college population, Jennifer received a second Master’s degree in counseling in order to help college students and adults with career and lifestyle management decisions. She counsels high school students, college grads and career changers to make informed, personal choices based on assessments and self-evaluation, and then helps them to make realistic and targeted action plans to keep them moving in the right direction.
As a college educator, Jennifer teaches at both traditional universities and community colleges. She earned a doctorate degree in Higher Education with a specialization in curriculum design and teaches communication courses in media theory, media writing, and public speaking. Dr. Cusumano’s academic pursuits have led her to develop a communication skills assessment for would-be communication majors and her research in assessment earned her a Top Paper Award from the National Communication Association. She hopes to develop a faculty manual for designing and evaluating communication assessments.
In her creative pursuits, Jennifer continues to write fiction and poetry independently.