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Merrie Meyers, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA

Merrie Meyers
Adjunct Professor
Dept. of Writing and Communication


  • Ph.D. Florida Atlantic University
  • M.A.J.C. University of Florida
  • B.S.J. University of Florida

Professional Interests

Merrie Meyers, Ph.D. APR, Fellow PRSA is a 35-year communication professional. She has worked in multiple industries, including Banking and Finance, Newspapers and Education. She worked for Broward County Public Schools for 25 years, serving in various communication roles, including Chief Spokesperson, and Community Relationship and Partnerships Director. For the past five years, she has been the Grant Development Manager for Broward College. She has been recognized for her work in communications, receiving the “Grace Under Fire” award for her work during Hurricanes Wilma and Katrina in 2005. She also received the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) Gold Medallion Award, the association’s top public relations award, for fostering community engagement in public education. In 2003, she authored Fundraising Tips and Tactics: A Practical Guidebook for the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). She is a frequent public relations and education conference speaker.

Areas of Academic Focus

  • Communication Theory
  • Public Relations Writing and Theory
  • Interpersonal and Public Speaking

Courses Taught

  • COMM 2040 Public Relations Writing
  • COMM 2100 Mass Media
  • COMM 2900 Research Methods
  • COMM 3110 Communication Theory
  • COMM 3200 Principles in Public Relations
  • COMM 3600 Persuasion
  • COMM 4000 Writing for Public Relations
  • COMM 4500 Media and Cultural Studies
  • HUMN 3010 Communication Traditions
  • SPCH 1010 Public Speaking
  • SPCH 2000 Fundamentals of Human Communication
  • SPCH 3120 Speech Communication for the Professions
  • UNIV 4901 Final Capstone Project

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