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.
Faculty and Staff
|Title:||Director of Scholastic Media Organizations
|Department:||School of Journalism and Mass Communications
College of Information and Communications
1430 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
B.A., English Literature, University of South Carolina
M.A., American Literature, University of South Carolina
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.
In 2018, she was awarded the James F. Paschal Award for Outstanding Service to a State Scholastic Press Association by the Columbia Scholastic Press Advisers Association. 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.
Her academic interests include representations of gender in popular culture and literature, Cold War propaganda and 20th century American literature, specifically women authors.