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.
M.S., Technical and Professional Communication, Florida Institute of Technology, 2010
B.I.S., Journalism and English, University of South Carolina-Aiken, 1993
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
COM 2224 Business and Professional Writing
COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication
COM 3210 Editing
Recognition & Awards
Outstanding Graduate Student, Humanities and Communication Department, Florida Institute of Technology, 2009
'4 Under 40' Leadership Award Winner, LEAD Brevard, 2009
Research & Project Interests
One Bride, Two Jobs (2000). Going to the Chapel: The Ultimate Wedding Guide for Today’s Black Couple. Signature Bride magazine editors, New York, NY: Berkley Trade.
Quest for Excellence in a Wiki-Based World (2009). Proceedings: 2009 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii. (co-authors Z. Fazal & M. Oluseyi).
Supporting Faculty Research through Asynchronous Online Collaboration at Florida Institute of Technology's Center for Communication Excellence (2008). Proceedings: 2008 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, Montreal, Canada. (co-authors Z. Fazal, J.B. Strother, & A. Tenga).