World Complexity Science Academy Journal
World Complexity Science Academy Journal






Born in Texas, Dr. Jen Hallett is a natural United States of America citizen. She has three siblings, four nieces, and one nephew and spends her personal time visiting them in Tampa, FL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Hallett also spends free time enjoying the outdoors by hiking, paddle boarding, and attending college athletics events. Most of her professional service is dedicated to peer review of manuscripts, academic advising and mentoring for student-athletes and communication studies students. 

Educated at the University of California, Santa Barbara (Ph.D. in Communication, 2002; M.A. in Communication, 1995) and Michigan State University (B.A. in Communication, 1992), Hallett is an interpersonal communication specialist. She has been an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Young Harris College since 2012, having begun there as an Assistant Professor in 2008. She has also served as a Department Chair for Communication Studies (2012-2016) and as the director of the Rhetorica Speaking Center at Young Harris College (2009-10 and 2016-17). She began her career as a full-time Instructor in 2002 as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at the University of South Florida, and between 2001 and 2008 was also a part-time adjunct at several institutions in the Tampa area. Over the past decade, Hallett has served on the editorial board of Communication Teacher, and has focused her professional development activities on curriculum development and teaching.

Dr. Hallett’s teaching interests focus on inter group and interpersonal communication topics including: language and social interaction; gender, family, nonverbal, intercultural, deception, relational, social dominance and conflict management. Her research agenda has been guided primarily by inter-group issues including gender and (mis)communication as well as language and inter-group communication. Dr. Hallett combines her love of teaching with her love of sports in her role as the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) for Young Harris College. As such, she serves as a representative for YHC to the NCAA Division II and provides oversight for the academic success of all student-athletes at YHC.

Published articles by Dr. Hallett and colleagues can be found in Human Communication Research, Communication Research and Health Communication. She also has co-authored book chapters in The Dark Side of Close Relationships and The New Handbook of Language and Social Psychology. Since 2010, Dr. Hallett has served on the editorial board of Communication Teacher and has also reviewed for the Iowa Journal of CommunicationSouthern Journal of Communication, and numerous communication textbooks.

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