Joy L Kennedy

Assistant Professor

Joy L Kennedy
College of Health & Human Sciences

Speech Communication

Noble Hall 227
Ph.D.Educational Studies / UNCG
MEDCommunication Disorders / NC Central University
B.A.Elementary Education / NC Central University


Joy L. Kennedy, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Speech Program, Speech-Language Pathology concentration at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. Dr. Kennedy has over 20 years of clinical experience in speech-language pathology and eight years of experience as a clinical supervisor/educator.

Research Interests

I am an early career faculty member in the Communication Sciences Disorders Department, Speech-Language Pathology Concentration. My research interest is in the area of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in the investigation of evidence-based teaching practices with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) undergraduate student populations. In particular, my research will explore how to bridge academic learning and clinical practice skills with undergraduate students who have varied speech, language, and literacy skills analyzing influencing factors such as gender, socioeconomic status, and/or language expression.

Recent Publications

  • Joy Kennedy (2023). (From Clinical to Tenure-Track Faculty: Scholarly Reflections of Teaching and Learning). In Kimetta R. Hairston and Tawannah G. Allen, (The Ivory Tower: Perspectives of Women of Color in Higher Education) Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.
  • Joy Kennedy (2020). (African American students and undergraduate education: A critical social commentary). (2) 15, pp. 58-60. The Journal of the National Black Association of Speech-Language and Hearing.
  • Joy Kennedy, Thomas Grinter (2015). (A Pedagogy of Radical Love: Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical foundations). (1) 6, pp. 42-57. The International Journal of Critical Pedagogy.
  • Joy Kennedy (2012). (The HBCU Experience: Liberating or not?). (3) 44, pp. 358-377. The Urban Review.
  • Joy Kennedy (2011). (Is Being open minded an act of faith?). South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society Yearbook.