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JOU 1040E Language Skills for Media Professionals Online

About Me

Glyndell B. Presley is an adjunct professor in the Florida A&M University School of Journalism & Graphic Communication. She is experienced in newspaper and magazine production and public relations. Her years of leadership includes having served as Director of Publications and as an Editor at FAMU. She has worked in various roles for the College of Education’s Black Male College Explorers Program during the summer. She enjoys innovative and creative ways of getting all of her students engaged through Project-based learning. Additionally, her journalism expertise aided in the revamping of journalism courses and the school newspaper at the high school where served as adviser. She enjoys researching African-American history, specifically about the Black Press. Extended research by her at the secondary education level has focused on the alternative corrective measures used by Black Teachers to lessen discipline, especially with intellectually disabled Black males. Dr. Presley loves to read, mostly non-fiction. In her local community she serves on numerous Educational Foundation Boards and is active in several social and civic organizations.

Areas of Interest

  • The Black Press
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Writing and Editing
  • Teacher Race and School Discipline
  • African-American Literature


  • Northcentral University • 2020
    Ed.D. in Curriculum and Teaching
  • Florida A&M University • 2004
    M.S. in Journalism, Academic Track
  • Florida A&M University • 1991
    B.S. in Broadcast Journalism

Work History

  • Adjunct Professor, Journalism • 2022 - Present 
    Florida A&M University (FAMU), Tallahassee, FL
  • ELA Instructor • 2011 - Present 
    Madison County High School, Madison, FL
  • Adjunct Professor, Journalism • 2009 - 2011 
    Florida A&M University (FAMU), Tallahassee, FL
  • Director of Publications, Office of Communications • 2001 - 2010
    Florida A&M University (FAMU), Tallahassee, FL
  • Editor, Office of Communications • 1998 - 2000
    Florida A&M University (FAMU), Tallahassee, FL

Academic Accomplishments

  • Dissertation: “An Examination of the Perceptions of Alternative Corrective Measures Used by Black Teachers: A Qualitative Case Study 2020
  • Master's Thesis: “History of Florida Congressman Josiah T. Walls and His Influence on the New Era Newspaper: 1867-1877” 2004
  • Contributing editor, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University: Sixteen Years of Excellence with Caring (1985-2001) by Leedell W. Neyland, Ph.D. (Book) • 2001
  • Contributing editor, History of the College of Education by Anne Gayles-Felton, Ed.D., William Castine, Ph.D., and Marion Smith, Ph.D. (Book) • 2002


  • Special Merit Award (Team member), District CASE III, Direct Mail for FAMU’s Inaugural Invite, 2008
  • Award of Excellence (Team member), District CASE III, Media Relations Programs, Reversing Trend of Negative Coverage, FAMU 2008

Courses Taught At FAMU

  • JOU 1040E (Online) Language Skills for Media Professionals
  • JOU 3110 Use of Information Resources
  • MMC 2100 Mass Media Methods
  • MMC 2100L Mass Media Methods L