Julia Scatliff O’Grady, Ph.D.

Julia Scatliff O’Grady is a scholar, mentor, and lecturer with intellectual commitments to our relationship with time and productivity. She received her Ph.D. in Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Good Busy: Productivity, Procrastination, and the Endless Pursuit of Balance and several academic publications. She is committed to equity in higher education.

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Chair, Communication Studies

St. Andrews University

Communication Studies Majors & Minors

Career Highlights (So Far)

Civic Engagement

  • Founder, Acting in the Community Together (CCCE), Carleton College
  • Director, Campus Outreach Opportunity League (COOL)
  • Commissioner, North Carolina Commission on National and Community Service
  • Leadership Team, AmeriCorps Launch
  • Founder & Director, Southern Community Partners, Lyndhurst Foundation
  • Selected as one of the 40 Under 40, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Interview with Alicia Rouverol, Women's Leadership Initiative, UNC at Chapel Hill Southern Oral History Program. March 26, 1996

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Carleton College, B.A.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MA & Ph.D., Communication Studies

Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Award, UNC at Chapel Hill
Martha Nell Hardy Award for Outstanding Teaching, UNC at Chapel Hill
Outstanding Teacher Award, North Carolina State University
American Heritage Center Travel Award, University of Wyoming
Off-Campus Dissertation Research Fellowship, UNC at Chapel Hill Graduate School

Published in Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Journal of Transportation, Journal of Cultural Economy, and Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement.

A Case Study from the Classroom

Mind, Body, and Soul: The Daily Practice of Internal Motivation

Football coach Timothy F. Reynolds Jr and I co-taught a summer course for students facing academic difficulties. We focused on hurdles in academic, athletic, and everyday life. The course depended upon a regimen of discussions, readings, and physical exercise.