Associate ProfessorOffice: 108 Ferguson Building
- Ph.D., University of Denver
- M.A., University of Denver
- B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
Ethics, civic participation, community, organizational communication, and interpretive research methods
CST 200: Communication and Community, service-learning
CST 210: Communicating Ethically
CST 399: Communication Research Methods
CST 440: Reclaiming Democracy
CST 460: Speaking of Happiness
CST 605: Communicating Social Change
CST 612: Critical Pedagogy and Research
Jovanovic, S. (2012). Democracy, dialogue, and community action: Truth and
reconciliation in Greensboro. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press.
Carter, T. P., Jones, E. C., Sills, S., Jovanovic, S., Davis, R. & Murphy, A. (2011).
Social Capital and the Experience of Prejudice, Aggression and Discrimination among Immigrants, US-Born Minorities and Whites in Greensboro, NC. Sociation Today, 9 (2), www.ncsociology.org/sociationtoday/v92/outline18.htm.
Jovanovic, S., DeGooyer, D. & Reno, D. (2011). News talks: Critical service- learning for social change. Proteus: A Journal of Ideas, 27 (1), 7-21.
Jovanovic, S., Poulos, C. & LeGreco, M. (2010).Waiting for the bus: Awakening a social justice sensibility through communication activism. 2010 Carolina Communication Association Annual, 26, 1-17.
Bloch-Schulman, S. & Jovanovic, S. (2010). Who’s Afraid of Politics? On the Need to
Teach Political Engagement. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 14 (1), 83-100.
Jovanovic, S. (2008). Community as Ethical Expression: How Discourse Shapes a Vision of Hope. Bridges: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theology, Philosophy, History, and Sciences, 15 (1/2), 135-157.
Jovanovic, S. & Wood, R.V.(2007). Dialectical interactions: Decoupling and
integrating ethics in ethics codes. Business Ethics Quarterly, 17 (2), 217-238.
Jovanovic, S. & Wood, R. V. (2012). A more perfect union: Recovering ethics in public dialogue. In J. H. Fritz & S. A. Groom (Eds.), Communication ethics and crisis: Negotiating differences in public and private spheres, pp. 117-131.Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Jovanovic, S. & Pitts, L. (2011). Social action, local and national. In K.Wehr (Ed.),
Green culture: An a to z guide, pp. 413-416. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Jovanovic, S. (2008) Mindful Speech (Ch. 13) in A. Weston’s A 21st Century Ethics
Toolbox, 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press.
Jovanovic, S., Steger, C., Symonds, S. & Nelson, D. (2007). Promoting deliberative democracy through dialogue: Communication contributions to a grassroots movement for truth, justice, and reconciliation. In L. R. Frey & K. M. Carragee (Eds.), Communication Activism pp. 53-94. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton.
Web Magazine Research Articles
Jovanovic, S. & Wood, R. V. (2008, October). Barack Obama’s call to restore ethics in politics. National Communication Association’s, Communication Currents, 3, 5. Available at www.communicationcurrents.com
Jovanovic, S. & Wood, R. V. (2006, November 16). Ethics in the city: How talk about
ethics leads to an ethical culture. National Communication Association’s
Communication Currents, 1, 1. Available at www.communicationcurrents.com
Jovanovic, S. (2010). Race and Reconciliation: Redressing Wounds of Injustice (book
review). Argumentation and Advocacy, 46, 240-244.
Jovanovic, S. (2009). Transformative Communication Studies: Culture, Hierarchy and
the Human Condition (book review). Ethica: The newsletter of the National Communication Association’s Communication Ethics Division. Available at www.commethics.org
Recent Honors and Recognition
2013 TEDx Greensboro Speaker, A Conversation is the Starting Point
2013 Recipient, Gulf South Summit’s Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award
2012 Recipient, NC Campus Compact’s Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Award
2011 Top Four Paper Panel, Experiential Education Division, National Communication Association
Recent Grants & Contracts
The Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society at Villanova University. The Discourse of Participatory Budgeting Organizing Efforts in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Greensboro News & Record. Increasing civic literacy and advocacy.
SynerG Next Generation Project Competition: Bus Benches of Artistic
City of Greensboro. A Strategic Study of the State of Human Relations in Greensboro: Uncovering Institutional Discrimination to Promote Equal Opportunity.
Supervised Student Research
Crystal Edwards Olham
- Editor, Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
- UNCG Liaison, American Democracy Project
- Chair, NCA’s Communication Ethics Division, 2009-2010
- Faculty Leader, NCA’s Doctoral Honors Seminar: Communication as Engaged Scholarship
- External Reviewer, Department of Philosophy, Elon University, 2012
- UNCG QEP Steering Committee
UNCG Faculty Senate
- Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Advocacy in Community Engagement Activities
- Change in guidelines for bus bench design to allow for artistic installations that reflect the city’s identity and values (with Dudley High School & Action Greensboro’s synerG)
- Change in policy for city bus shelter and bench guidelines that now allow for unrestricted placement on city-owned property (with Dudley High School).
- Effort to launch city Participatory Budgeting process (with PB GSO and Fund for Democratic Communities).
- Change in policy at Center City Park to allow for political speech (with Reclaiming Democracy faculty team).
American Association of Colleges and Universities
American Association of University Professors
American Civil Liberties Union, North Carolina
American Democracy Project
National Communication Association
Carolinas Communication Association
Southern States Communication Association