Gwendolyn Scotton Bethea, Ph.D. is the founder of Scotton Communications Network, an organization that specializes in editing, writing, and public relations ( She is also the founder of the HBCU Speakers Bureau and Research Magazine ( An editor/writer and communications specialist, she previously served as editor of the Howard University Graduate School Research Magazine and the manager of the Speakers Bureau of Howard University. She is the former director of the Howard University Graduate School’s Communications and Expository Writing Programs and the former director of the Preparing Future Faculty Program (PFF) for the Howard University Graduate School. During her tenure as director of the Communications and Expository Writing Programs, she oversaw the entry writing examinations for all enrolled graduate students, recruitment publications, and website development and maintenance. As director of the PFF program, she planned and directed seminars, workshops, and pre-faculty internships for doctoral students planning to enter the professoriate at partner institutions ranging from community colleges to research-intensive universities.
She has directed marketing campaigns for National YWCA Outreach Programs; Howard University’s National Affirmative Action Symposium; Slavery: A Comparative Interdisciplinary Exploration; Bioterrorism in America; and Global Access to Higher Education for People of Color, among other events. Dr. Bethea holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Howard University, a Master of Arts in Print Communications from American University, and a Ph.D. in Mass Communication and Media Studies from Howard University.

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