Colvin, Janet W
Associate Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Janet W. Colvin, Ph.D.

Spring 2018 courses: Communication and Social Behavior (comm 4180), and Intercultural Communication Encounters (comm 319G)

Dr. Colvin has worked in the field of communication 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 Associate Dean for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences 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. She has been a recipient of both the President's and Board of Trustee's awards at UVU.


Ph.D. University of Utah, Communication Studies

M.A. University of Utah, Communication Studies

B.A. Brigham Young University, Organizational Communication