School of Communication & Journalism

Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson Senior Lecturer and Director of Public Speaking
232 Tichenor Hall
(334) 844-2853

Office Hours

  • Monday 1:30-2:30 p.m. Mell (2nd FL general area)
  • Tuesday 9-10:30a.m. & 2-3 p.m. Tichenor 232G


Jennifer Johnson is a lecturer in the School of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University. She received her bachelor's degree in journalism from Auburn, and after a brief stint as a reporter at The Anniston Star, returned to Auburn where she earned her master's in mass communication. Jennifer has been teaching communication, media studies and journalism courses at Auburn for the past 15 years, including the introductory course for all communication, journalism, mass communication and public relations pre-majors: CMJN 2100 - Foundations of Communication and Journalism.


She currently serves as the director of the public speaking program. In 2017, Jennifer established a public speaking competition that takes place each fall and spring semester. The Philip Lutzenkirchen Excellence in Public Speaking Award is given to the top Auburn finalists each semester. For more information on how you can contribute to the award or endowment fund, please contact Jennifer at


  • B.A. Journalism, Auburn University
  • M.A. Communication, Auburn University

Classes Taught

  • COMM 1000  Public Speaking
  • COMM 3100  Speaking Before Audiences
  • COMM 3110  Persuasion
  • CMJN 2100    Concepts in Communication and Journalism
  • JRNL 1100      Journalism Fundamentals
  • JRNL 2210      Newswriting
  • JRNL 2310      Reporting
  • MDIA 2350    Introduction to Film Studies
  • MDIA 3380    Broadcast Newswriting
  • MDIA 4220    Women and Mass Media
  • MDIA 4310    Media and Society
  • PRCM 3000   Multimedia Writing for Public Relations

Last Updated: August 16, 2022