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Carol Graham

Carol Graham, Ph.D

TAL Strategic Communications Assistant Professor


Professional Profile

Dr. Graham is an Associate Professor in Strategic Communication and Business Administration at Flagler College-Tallahassee. She has previously held research faculty positions at the University of South Florida and Florida State University and has served as the Tallahassee Site Director for Barry University. Additionally, she has previously owned and operated two small businesses, Legacy LLC, a real estate and land management company, and Bulldog Communication, LLC, a communication consulting firm.  She enjoys the development of competitive procurement projects and has secured projects with NASA, HRSA, and DOEA.

Teaching and Related Service


  • PhD, Florida State University, Rhetoric, Public Address, and Communication Theory
    • Dissertation: A Content Analytical Study of the 1989 Florida Special Session on Abortion
  • MS, Florida State University, Interpersonal Communication
    • Outside Area: Intercultural/ Interracial Communication
  • BS, Florida State University, Speech Communication
    • Minor: English Literature

Area of Research:

  • Crisis Communication (Responses to Florida's Anthrax Incident and Hurricane response including Hurricane Katrina)
  • Persuasion
  • Leadership Dynamics
  • Movement Studies including Women's Monement, Civil Rights Movement, and Emerging Social Movements

Classes Taught:

  • Advanced Writing for Public Relations
  • Media Ethics
  • Strategic Communication Campaigns
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Management

More Information

Professional Organizations:

  • Speech Communication Association
  • Association of Maternal and Child Health Providers (AMCHP)
    • Reviewer: Maternal and Child Health Journal
  • Association of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
  • State Emergency Response Team (SF8 – Health)