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Gwendolyn S. Bethea, Ph.D.

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Gwendolyn S. Bethea is an editor/writer and communications specialist, presently serving as editor of the Howard University Graduate School Research Magazine ( and the manager of the Speakers Bureau of Howard University. She is also director of the Communication and Expository Writing Program and the director of the Preparing Future Faculty Program for the Howard University Graduate School, Washington, DC.

She has led marketing campaigns for YWCA Outreach Programs; the National Affirmative Action Symposium; YWCA Women of the Year (Fundraiser); Slavery: A Comparative Interdisciplinary Exploration; Bioterrorism in America; and Global Access to Higher Education for People of Color, among other events.

The editor/author of books and articles focusing on social and economic disparities, she is also active in community activities with educational, service, and civil rights organizations. She has served on the boards of Origins Marketing Sports Management Company, the Maryland Christian Community Development Association, the YWCA of the National Capital Area, the Washington DC Health Task Force for D.C. Public Schools, and the African American Health Task Force Communications Network.

She is also a member of the Board of Advisors for and a former member of the Board of Advisors for Aumazo, Inc., an organization that is building a school for girls in the Cameroon. 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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