Gwendolyn Scotton Bethea is the founder of Scotton Communications Network, an organization that specializes in editing, writing, and public relations. She is also the founder/president of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Speakers Bureau and Research Magazine. She formerly served as editor/writer and communications specialist and editor of the Howard University Graduate School Research Magazine and the manager of the Speakers Bureau of Howard University. She is also 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 for the Howard University Graduate School, Washington, DC. 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. As director of the PFF program, she 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 also spearheaded new partnerships to enhance the international scope of pre-faculty opportunities, including with Abu Dhabi University.