Florida A&M University has announced Felicia McGhee, Ph.D., as the new School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (SJGC) associate dean of curriculum and student success.
McGhee joins SJGC with more than 13 years of professional experience in broadcasting. Most recently, she headed the communications department at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she oversaw daily operations, and taught journalism courses for more than 23 years. She successfully led the department through reaccreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication during her tenure.
“Dr. McGhee brings a wealth of experience as an academic leader and industry professional to our school,” said SJGC Dean Mira Lowe. “She will advance our efforts to take our program to its next level of excellence.”
In her new role at FAMU, McGhee will oversee the SJGC curriculum, student affairs, and faculty development while teaching the Senior Capstone course.
“I am so excited to join the Rattler Nation and the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication and look forward to working with the students and faculty,” said McGhee. “The School is already known worldwide, and my job is to continue that level of excellence as we prepare for reaccreditation with the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, along with creating initiatives that focus on student success.”
McGhee is a native of Pontiac, Michigan. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and a doctoral degree in communication and information sciences from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
McGhee currently serves on the executive board of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication and is a fellow of the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Institute for Diverse Leadership in Journalism and Communication. The Institute. is dedicated to increasing the number of people of color and women in leadership roles within journalism and communication education.