Faculty Profiles

Gallop, Rolanda

Instructor, Communication
School of Arts and Communication

Personal Overview

Rolanda Hatcher-Gallop is an accomplished media relations consultant and award-winning journalist with more than two decades of professional writing experience. She served as an adjunct instructor in the Humanities and Communication Department at Florida Tech from 2009-2013, where she taught such courses as Scientific and Technical Communication, Journalism, and Writing for the Media.

Hatcher-Gallop is currently a full-time Communication Instructor in the School of Arts and Communication. Her academic research interests include convergent journalism, new communication technologies, technical communication, message and media strategy, digital rhetoric and new media, and narrative engagement.

Hatcher-Gallop is married to J.D. Gallop, a senior criminal justice news reporter and religion writer for Florida Today newspaper. They reside in Palm Bay with their two Shih Tzu puppies, Teddy and JoJo.

Educational Background

M.S., Technical and Professional Communication, Florida Institute of Technology, 2010

B.I.S., Journalism and English, University of South Carolina-Aiken, 1993

Recognition & Awards

Outstanding Graduate Student, Humanities and Communication Department, Florida Institute of Technology, 2009

'4 Under 40' Leadership Award Winner, LEAD Brevard, 2009

Current Courses

COM 2224 Business and Professional Writing

COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication

COM 3210 Editing

Additional Duties

Editor, The Communicator (School of Arts & Communication Newsletter)

Faculty Advisor, Florida Tech Black Student Union

Co-Coordinator, Florida Tech's Annual African American Read-in