Jenny Southard, M.A.

Jenny Southard, M.A.

Lecturer, Speaking Center Coordinator 
102 Curry Building


  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Scholarly interests

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

Courses taught

  • CST 105: Introduction to Communication Studies
  • CST 341: Communication and Workplace Relationships

Recent research

Book Chapters

Jovanovic, S., Sizemore, S., Kout, Y., Musselwhite, J., Southard, J. & O’Donnell, K. M. (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, pp. 43-62. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.



  • National Communication Association
  • National Association of Communication Centers
  • Carolinas Communication Association

Professional Development and Certifications

  • Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR), Quality Matters Workshop
  • Qualified Administrator, Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)
  • Global Engagement Summer Institute, UNCG Global Engagement Office
  • From Informal Writing to Revision: Infusing Your Classes with Writing-Intensive Strategies (WI), UNCG Writing Center Workshop
  • The Design Process: Learning So Everyone Teaches (SI), UNCG Speaking Center Workshop
  • Co-developer and facilitator, Instant Messages: The Art of Effective Communication. Presented through UNCG Human Resources SuperVisions Workshop Series