Tracee W. Mason

Tracee Nicole Mason



Office Hours

Tucker Hall Rm. # 410

Tuesday (Online) • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday (Online) • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Current Semester Schedule

SPC 2608E Public Speaking • Online
SPC 2608E Public Speaking • Online
SPC 2608E Public Speaking • Online
SPC 2608E Public Speaking • Online

About Me

I enjoy helping develop students' communication and interpersonal relationship skills in a supportive environment. I consider myself a motivator and encourager from a long lineage of dedicated and effective educators.  I love reporting on and sharing inspirational stories. Some of my hobbies include drawing, reading fiction and personal growth books, and watching television shows (hence my media studies major).  A fun fact about me is that I have wanted to be a professor since I was 4 years old, when I would draw on the blackboard in my dad’s classroom.

Areas of Interest

  • Public Speaking and Communication Skills Development
  • Interpersonal Communication and Relationships
  • Race, Culture and Communication
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • The Black Press and Abolitionists
  • Modern Romance, Dating and Relationships
  • Mental Health and Communication through Support Groups


  • Florida State University • 2022
    Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing
  • University of Arkansas • 2018
    M.F.A. in English and Creative Writing
  • University of Iowa • 2013
    B.A. in English

Work History

  • Instructor • 2013– present
    Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
  • Visiting Instructor • 2012–2013
    Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
  • Adjunct Instructor • 2012–2013 
    Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, FL
  • Adjunct Instructor • 2010–2014 
    Barry University, Adult and Continuing Education, Tallahassee, FL
  • Teaching Assistant • 2008–2010 
    Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Academic Accomplishments

Refereed Presentations at Conferences:
  • Mason, T. (Presented 2019, October). Finding Lasting Love Online: Black Women’s Perceptions of Online Dating. Global Fusion Conference in Global Media & International Communication Studies, annual conference, Austin, TX. (National).

  • Graves, B. & Mason, T. (Presented 2018, November). Public Memory and the Preservation of North Florida’s Negro Fort. National Communication Association, annual conference, Dallas, TX. (National).

  • Harlow, S., Baldwin, J. Mason, T. & Noli, A. (Presented 2017, May). #Gamergate and Online Controversy: Exploring Gender and Incivility in Fandoms on Twitter, selected for Communication and Technology Interactive Poster Session. “Interventions: Communication Research and Practice.” International Communication Association, annual conference, San Diego, CA. (International).

  • Bernadin, S. & Mason, T. (Presented 2016, June). Investigating the Emotional Experiences of Engineering Students in an Upper-level Signal Processing Course. American Society for Engineering Education, New Orleans, LA. (National).

Non-Refereed Presentations at Conferences:
  • Mason, T. (Presented 2015, October). A Case Study Using a Classroom Award Ceremony to teach Special Occasion Speaking in a College Public Speaking Course. Florida Communication Association, annual conference, Orlando, FL. (State).       


  • Life-Gets-Better Full Academic Scholarship, FAMU

  • Distinguished Scholars Award, FAMU

  • National Achievement Commended Student

  • Elks Oratory Contest, Second Place Winner

Courses Taught At FAMU

  • SPC 2608 Public Speaking
  • SPC 1017 Foundations of Speech