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Dr. Reynolds is originally from Ironton, Ohio, but now counts Lexington as home. She is a double graduate from UK, earning her BA in Broadcast Journalism and her Ph.D. in Instructional Communication.  In addition to her time as a UK student, she has worked at UK for 15 years, spending 7 years teaching in the College of Communication & Information, and 8 years in her current position.

Prior job that shaped her: Dr. Reynolds’ first job as a teaching assistant during her master’s degree at the University of Cincinnati changed her career trajectory. Before stepping into the classroom, Dr. Reynolds wanted to work as a broadcast journalist.  After engaging with students inside and outside of the classroom, Dr. Reynolds fell in love with teaching and higher education.

How she describes herself: Enthusiastic, fun-seeking, people person who loves meeting new people and trying new things.

What she enjoys doing outside of work: Spending time with her husband, five kiddos, and shih tzu, reading, and watching a lot of reality tv.

A goal in life: To be my authentic self-every day and encourage others to do the same.

Fun fact: My favorite holiday is Halloween!