Dr. Jennifer Barnhart

Senior Lecturer, Advertising

About: Dr. Barnhart teaches Advertising Message Strategy and the capstone campaigns course for advertising majors. She is the advisor to Grady’s student-run advertising agency.

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Ph.D., English, The University of Georgia
M.A., English, The University of Georgia
A.B.J, Journalism, The University of Georgia

Research Interests and Activities

Dr. Barnhart’s research interests include creative writing and creativity and advertising. Presently she is working on a collection of original poetry and a project that combines creative writing pedagogy with principles of teaching copywriting.

Teaching Specialties

Dr. Barnhart teaches advertising message strategy and advertising campaigns and coordinates the Evenings at UGA advertising lecture series.


Before joining the faculty of the Grady College, Dr. Barnhart was an assistant professor of English at Clayton State University where she taught creative writing and writing and editing for mass media. Additionally, she has taught emotive writing at The Portfolio Center, worked as a copywriter for Clarke Broadcasting and Southern Broadcasting in Athens, Georgia, and created advertising campaigns for several freelance clients.

Dr. Barnhart is also a certified Pilates instructor and teaches Pilates classes at several locations in Athens.

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Barnhart, Jennifer