Office Hours

Tucker Hall, Rm #446

Monday/Wednesday • 11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (AML Students) 
Monday — Friday • Other times by appointment during regular business hours.

Current Semester Schedule

AML 3041 American Literature II • Mon.Wed.Fri.— 10:10 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 

About Me

Veronica Adams Yon is an associate professor and chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages at Florida A&M University. She is also the immediate past president of Alpha Kappa Mu (AKM) National Honor Society, an academic organization for qualifying junior, senior, and graduate scholars in all disciplines.

Yon received a bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) in English from Spelman College and masters and doctoral degrees in English (with a major in African American literature and a minor in Women’s literature and gender studies) from Florida State University.

Since joining FAMU in 1998, she has held several leadership positions, including composition studies director, interim department chair, Writing Resource Center (WRC) director, tutorial support services coordinator, and online education coordinator for the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. Credited with securing approximately $1.5 million in Title III grants to open and operate the WRC, she has supervised and mentored student tutors and presented numerous writing workshops. As the Kappa Iota (FAMU) chapter advisor for AKM, she has guided hundreds of students through society inductions, community service projects, scholarship and graduate school applications, and research presentations.

Areas of Interest

  • African American Literature
  • American Literature
  • Composition


  • Florida State University • 2000
    Ph.D. in African American Literature, w/ a minor in Women’s Literature and Gender Studies
  • Florida State University • 1991
    M.A. in English
  • Spelman College • 1989
    B.A. in English

Work History

  • Associate Professor, Department of English • 2006- Present
    Florida A&M University
  • Assistant Professor of English, Department of English • 2000-2006
    Florida A&M University
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English • 1998-2000
    Florida A&M University
  • Visiting Assistant Professor • 1996-1998
    The University of Evansville

Academic Accomplishments

  • Established The FAMU Write Your Way Up! Summer Camp, 2023
  • Elected Department Chair English and Modern Languages, 2022-present

  • Elected National President, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, 2019-2023

  • Appointed National Public Relations Director, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, 2013-2019 (interim 2020-2022)

  • Received Faculty Travel Grant, FAMU, $1209.00, 2013

  • Received Research Grant, Council of Writing Program Administrators, $1000.00, 2010-2011

  • Received Title III Grant, PI, Writing Resource Center, $999,043.00, 2007-2012

  • Received Title III Grant, $482,214.00, Co-PI, Writing Resource Center

Presented papers or on panels at the following:

  • College Language Association
  • HBCU Symposium on Composition and Rhetoric
  • College Learning Center Association
  • Southeastern Writing Center Association
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication
  • National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing
  • Council on Writing Program Administrators
  • South Atlantic Modern Language Association
  • Middle Atlantic Writers Association

Published articles in the following:

  • Southern Discourse: Publication of the Southeastern Writing Center Association
  • Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service Learning, and Community Literacy

  • The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature

  • Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance

  • Middle Atlantic Writers Association (MAWA) Review


  • Longevity/Service Award (Thirteen Years), Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society 2020

  • Teacher of the Year Award,  #WriteOnFAMU Quality Enhancement Plan 2018-2019

  • Outstanding Advisor Award, Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society 2019

  • Leadership Award, Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society 2017

  • Honorary Membership, National Society of Leadership and Success 2017

  • Sabbatical Leave Award, FAMU/Academic Affairs 2010

  • Teacher of the Year Award,FAMU/Academic Affairs 2008-2009

  • Faculty Research Award (FRAP),  FAMU, $5,000.00 2004-2005

Courses Taught At FAMU

  • AML 2010-American Literature I

  • AML 3041-American Literature II

  • AML 4276- African American Novel I

  • AML 4610 – African American Novel

  • ENC 1101-Freshman Communicative Skills I

  • ENC 1102-Freshman Communicative Skills II

  • ENC 3243-Technical Writing

  • LIT 2110-Introduction to Literature