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April 30, 2007
The Reynolds School of Journalism and the College of Liberal Arts will bid farewell to Jennifer Greer, associate professor, from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., May 10 in the Linn Reading Room. Greer leaves to become the first female chair of the journalism department at the University of Alabama.
Greer teaches journalism and social psychology and has served as the RSJ graduate director, academic chair and interim associate dean.
Jennifer gave her heart and soul and several years of her life to this school. "She led us through curriculum redesign and pioneered new classes, such as online reporting and editing and race, gender and media," said Donica Mensing, associate professor. "She has given the school national stature through her leadership work with Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication."
Greer joined the University after earning her doctorate in 1996 from the University of Florida. She has chaired committees for 28 journalism students and was a member on 16 other committees. "I loved working with the undergraduate students that I've taught over the years they've had such enthusiasm and drive, and I've loved being able to be one of the first people to teach them about news gathering and media writing," Greer said.