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Dr. Carrie D. Kennedy-Lightsey

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Teaching Assistant Professor

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Teaching Interests:

Communication Theory 
Student Internships 
Interpersonal Communication

As the Undergraduate Studies Coordinator, Dr. Kennedy-Lightsey works closely with students to navigate the major, academic advising, internships, and the Undergraduate Communication Association. Dr. Kennedy-Lightsey’s teaching interests range from communication theory, interpersonal communication, and experiential learning (internships), among others. In addition to designing and developing courses, she focuses on matters of program development and review when closing the assessment loop in undergraduate education. Her research has explored students’ communication with teachers and peers as well as individuals’ responses to jealousy and privacy management in close relationships.


B.A., St. Edward’s University 
M.A., Texas State University 
Ph.D., West Virginia University