Jennifer Scarduzio, Ph.D.

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    Jennifer A. Scarduzio, Ph.D. was born in Phoenix, Arizona. She attended Arizona State University for her Bachelor's Degree (2005), San Diego State University for her Master's Degree (2008), and Arizona State University for her Ph.D. (2012). She worked as an Assistant Professor at Lamar University for 3 years before joining the faculty of the Department of Communication at the University of Kentucky (UK) in Fall 2015. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication in the College of Communication and Information at UK.

    Research Interests

    Her research focuses on the dark side of interpersonal, health, and organizational communication. She studies topics such as workplace wellness, healthcare worker burnout, sexual harassment (face-to-face and online), and intimate partner violence. Her most recent projects explore coworker sexual harassment that occurs on social networking sites and healthcare worker communication with survivors of initmate partner violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Graduate Students & Trainees



    Current - Madison Adams

    Current - Joshua Santiago (Co-Chair)

    Current - Leanna Hartsough

    Current - Virginia Lacefield

    2021 - Don Lowe (Co-Chair)

    M.A. Comprehensive Exams:

    Current - Renee Lefebvre

    M.A. Thesis:

    2021 - Madison Adams

    Committee Member:


    Current - Lisa Kistler (Sociology)

    M.A. Thesis:

    Mary Clark

    M.A. Comprehensive Exam:

    2020 - Brooke Nowicki

    2019 - Skylar Lanham

    2019 - Sarah Lydia McManus

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctor of Philosophy, Arizona State University



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