Dr. Janet Colvin started as a tenure-track professor in the UVU Communication Department in Fall of 2007. She currently teaches COMM 1050 (Intro to speech communication, COMM 2400 (organizational communication) and COMM 319G (intercultural communication).
I am an associate professor and department chair.
I taught as an adjunct in 2005 and 2006 and started as a full time faculty member
My family moved all over as I was growing up. I lived in Utah, Texas, Idaho, Oregon
and graduated from high school in Spokane Washington. I graduated from BYU with a
minor in Music and Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication and a Masters
and Doctorate from the U of U in Speech Communication with emphases in theory, intercultural
communication, and instructional communication.
I taught piano while my children were little and decided I wanted to get back into
learning and do more with teaching and started a Masters program. When I started I
was told if I taught classes I could get a stipend. I started teaching the next semester
and decided that was the biggest rush and what I wanted to do when I grew up!
I love teaching Communication because everything involves Communication. Every single
class is applicable to life and every student can bring in examples that relate to
I know it sounds sappy but I like most Chick Flicks. When I go to a movie I want to
enjoy the movie and leave feeling good. The last movie I went to that I really enjoyed
was How to Train your Dragon 2.
I don’t have a specific favorite food but I love to try new things. I especially like
international foods. I don’t eat very much meat (pseudo vegetarian). The dish I fix
most often is Cuban black beans and rice.
I don’t have a favorite band but I’m keeping up on the new names by reading the jumbo
tron at UVU.
I travel a lot and the next place I’d really like to visit is Germany to see where a lot of my ancestors lived.