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Jenny Southard


Lecturer, Communication Studies Department


Jenny has worked at The University Speaking Center in various capacities since 2013 and has served as Coordinator of the Speaking Center since 2017. Her primary appointment with the university is as full time lecturer in the Communication Studies Department where she teaches Introduction to Communication Studies (CST 105).

Jenny’s scholarly work is often in the intersection of issues related to the basic communication course, communication centers, and non-traditional student groups.  Jenny’s current research focuses on how faculty utilize the Speaking Center and what value might be added in doing so.  Jenny is known for her frequently changing hair colors and styles. She feels proud to have had many of her former CST 105 students join the Speaking Center.


M.A.  The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Communication Studies
B.A.   The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Communication Studies


2019 Carolinas Communication Association’s Monica Pombo Early Career Teaching Award

2019 National Communication Association’s Von Till Outstanding Communication Center Newcomer Award


Harrison, A., Southard, J.M., Cuny, K.M. (2019). Social Media’s Integration into Communication Centers: A UNC-Greensboro Case Study. Communication Center Journal, volume 5 (No 1). 144-150. http://libjournal.uncg.edu/ccj/article/view/1950

Jovanovic, S., Kout, Y., Sizemore, S., Musselwhite, J., Southard, J. & O’Donnell, K., (2016). One word does not a whole story tell: Contested truth on a highway historical marker. In J. Hannan & E. Winton (Eds.). Truth in the public sphere.  Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Scholarly Interests

Communication Education, Communication Center Practice and Theory, Critical Pedagogy, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication, Group and Team Communication


Co-chair, Speaking Intensive Committee of the General Education Council (UNCG)
Student Advocate, Communication Center Section of the National Communication Association
Peacehaven Community Farm, Community Partner of the UNCG Speaking Center

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