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College of Information and Communications


Faculty and Staff

Leslie Dennis

Title: Director of Scholastic Media Organizations
Department: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
College of Information and Communications
E-mail: dennislc@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-6146
Fax: 803-777-4103
Office:

School of Journalism and Mass Communications
800 Sumter Street, Room 118E
Columbia, SC 29208

Resources:

SchoPress Online
Southern Interscholastic Press Association
South Carolina Scholastic Press Association

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Education

B.A., English Literature, University of South Carolina
M.A., American Literature, University of South Carolina

Background

Leslie Dennis is the Director of Scholastic Media Organizations at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. She directs the South Carolina Scholastic Press Association (SCSPA) and the regional Southern Interscholastic Press Association (SIPA). Previously, she worked as an undergraduate assistant in the Scholastic Organizations office for three years and then as Scholastic Press Manager for eight years.

Dennis received her Masters in American Literature in December 2014 from the University of South Carolina. She has been involved with journalism since high school. She attended Lugoff-Elgin High School and was editor-in-chief of her high school newspaper. She was awarded S.C. Scholastic Journalist of the Year in 2003.

Academic Interests

 Her academic interests include representations of gender in popular culture and literature, Cold War propaganda and 20th century American literature, specifically women authors.

Personal

When Dennis is not in the world of high school journalism, she spends her time with her husband, her multiple cats and lots of books.