Jessica Zurcher, Ph.D

Jessica D. Zurcher received a Ph.D. in Communications from the University of Utah (2016), a M.A. in Mass Communications from Brigham Young University (2011), and a B.S. from Brigham Young University-Idaho in Theatre and Speech Education, minor in English (2008).  Her research interests include issues dealing with new media, education, and family communication.  Specifically, her dissertation focused on societal perceptions of adolescent exposure to online pornography and parent-child pornography communication.

Zurcher serves as an influential educator at Brigham Young University in the School of Communications.  She instructs both undergraduate and graduate-level courses in media effects, communications theory, and popular culture.  She is a published author in several internationally recognized journals, including Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking and The Journal of Children and Media, and presented her research both nationally and internationally.

Jessica Zurcher’s EternalCore 2019 Speaking Schedule:
Saturday Afternoon Session: “Talking to Children About Pornography as a Protective Tool”

Jessica’s Podcast Episode: 
Feb 20, 2019 – Ep. 20: Jessica Zurcher: How Having Hard Conversations Prepare Our Children

Jessica’s Video:

Jessica Zurcher, PhD: It’s Being Able to Have Conversations… Not Just About Pornography.