LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 1, 2021) — Jennifer Greer joined the University of Kentucky in 2019 as dean of the College of Communication and Information.
She came to UK after several years as an academic administrator at both the University of Alabama and the University of Nevada. She served as associate provost at the University of Alabama, handling faculty personnel issues, faculty orientation and leadership programs, and providing oversight for several academic support and compliance units in Academic Affairs.
She also has been recognized for her excellence in teaching, winning collegewide teaching awards at Nevada and Alabama and was honored with a university award for excellence in academic advising at Alabama.
This academic year, she returned to the classroom to teach — in the midst of a pandemic.
In this episode of "Behind the Blue," Greer discusses the challenges of running a growing college, returning to the classroom and the future of communication and media.
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