Faculty and Staff

Jessica Sullivan

Lecturer

E-mailjrdigh@uncg.edu


Education:

  • M.A., Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • B.A., Communication Arts, Cumberland College

Areas of Specialization:

Relational communication, communication and identity, freshman seminar, learning communities, online and large lecture intro course

Academic Employment:

August 2010—Present: Full-time Lecturer, Department of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina—Greensboro.

August 2006-2010: Adjunct Instructor, Department of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina—Greensboro.

August 2006-May 2007: Adjunct Instructor, Department of Communication, Guilford Technical Community College—Greensboro.

August 2002-May 2006: Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for Career and Cultural Development / Adjunct Instructor in Department of Communication, Wingate University- Wingate, NC.

UNCG Courses taught:

  • CST 105: Introduction to Communication Studies
  • CST 207: Relational Communication
  • CST 350: Small Group Communication
  • FMS 170:  Creating and Communicating the Self

Presentations, Service, and Awards:

Digh, J. (2013). Play somethin’ sweet, play somethin’ mellow / Play somethin’ I can sink my teeth in like jello:  Improving Student Engagement, Instructor Immediacy, and Student Learning Through the Incorporation of Music in the Classroom, Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, Greensboro, NC, February.

Digh, J., Dunning, S. and McCall, J. (2011). Maintaining Engagement and Consistency in the Large Lecture Class, Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, Greensboro, NC, February.

UNCG Cares Certification- assisting at-risk students (2011)

Excellence in Teaching Award, National Society of Leadership and Success (Fall 2012)

Prior University Service (Wingate University):

  • Academic Advisory Council
  • Campus Communication Roundtable
  • Chair of Career Services Work Group
  • QEP Taskforce (SACS Quality Enhancement Plan)
  • QEP Subcommittee on Internships
  • University Marketing Work Group
  • Student Affairs Dean’s Council
  • Lyceum Committee
  • Board of Visitors (presenter)
  • Leadership Summit (presenter)
  • Admissions Open House (presenter)

Professional Certification

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Qualifying Training