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Alex Yost is a Senior at the University of Tennessee majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in Entrepreneurship. Alex is from Nashville, Tennessee. Alex began his journey as a Communication Studies major his sophomore year and has been an active student within the College of Communications, as well as a leader in other areas of campus life. Read More


Dr. Joan R. Rentsch earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Psychology with a specialty in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland and her B.S. in Psychology from The Ohio State University. She is a Professor of Communication Studies at The University of Tennessee where she has served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Management. Dr. Rentsch’s expertise is in the psychological processes of organizations, teams, cognition, communication, and mindfulness.

Dr. Rentsch finds that mindfulness enhances her personal and professional life, and she sees its potential to enhance communication and teamwork. Before teaching mindfulness to college students, … Read more... “Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Joan R. Rentsch”


Student Spotlight: Bunny Shaw

Senior communication studies major Bunny Shaw wrapped up her spectacular Tennessee soccer career in the fall, earning SEC Offensive Player of the Year and All-American accolades. She was named The Guardian Footballer of the Year and will lead Jamaica into its first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup in June. Read More