Colvin, Janet W
Associate Professor - Communication Studies, Department Chair
Mail Code:
View Employee's Calendar
Last Updated: 5/18/17 -


Janet W. Colvin, Ph.D.

Summer 2017 courses: Communication and Social Behavior (comm 4180), and Organizational Communication (comm 2400)

Dr. Colvin has worked in the field of communications for the last twenty years. She is fascinated by the different factors that affect the world of communication and all that influences our ability to communicate in the world around us.

Dr. Colvin is interim associate dean for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, an associate professor and Communication Department Chair at UVU.  She is also the faculty chair for Global/Intercultural courses at UVU. She graduated with a degree in organizational communication from BYU, taught piano for many years and decided to return to graduate school in communication.  She received her Masters degree and Ph.D. from the University of Utah.  Though communication can be used in many different ways, the areas that most interest her are organizational, intercultural, and instructional communication.  She has published a book, journal articles and book chapters, as well as participating in regional and national and international conferences.  She loves teaching and helping students learn about the fascinating field of communication.


Ph.D. University of Utah, speech communication

M.A. University of Utah, speech communication

B.A. Brigham Young University, organizational communication