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Jimmie D. Manning Northern Illinois University, USA

Jimmie Manning (PhD, University of Kansas) is an associate professor of communication at Northern Illinois University. His research program focuses on meaning-making in relationships and has been supported by a number of funding agencies including the National Science Foundation and Learn & Serve America. He has generated over 50 publications including the co-edited Case Studies of Communication About Sex and journal articles in outlets such as Communication Monographs and Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. That research has won numerous awards, including the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Early Professional Leadership Award and ten different top-paper designations from professional academic organizations. He teaches classes exploring relational communication, qualitative research methods, social media, communication theory, and cultural studies, and has received the National Communication Association Outstanding Mentor in Master’s Education Award and the Central States Communication Association’s Outstanding New Teacher Award, among other teaching honors. He currently edits the journal Sexuality & Communication.