Jenny Farrell

Senior Lecturer, Communication Studies
Expertise: Interpersonal communication, Relational communication, Long-distance relationships, Close relationships


Jenny Farrell is an expert in interpersonal communication, with a focus on relational communication.

Her research specifically zeroes in on the challenges of communicating in long-distance relationships. Farrell's classes are research- and application-based, encouraging students to deeply self-reflect and apply concepts to improve their own communication skills and their close relationships. Students explore navigating the dynamics of topics including attraction, secrets, love, lust, sex, cheating, conflict, deception, jealousy, forgiveness, break-ups, make-ups, and online relationships.


  • B.A., Communication, Humboldt State University
  • M.A., Communication Studies, UNLV

Jenny Farrell In The News

K.N.P.R. News
It’s valentines day and the choices we’ve made either mean we’re with someone, we’re alone, or, now that we’re without masks and in Las Vegas, we’re people watching, either downtown, on the Strip, or for a few lost cases, in a strip club.
K.L.A.S. T.V. 8 News Now
Whether you’re married or dating, this Valentine’s Day is the time to express your love.

Articles Featuring Jenny Farrell

a teacher and student in a classroom
Campus News | March 7, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

woman posing
People | August 30, 2021

UNLV alumna and lecturer explores what works in long-distance relationships.