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Ann W. Kimbrough

Ann W. Kimbrough

Dr. Ann L. Wead Kimbrough is a tenured professor in the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication, Florida A&M University. Between 2012 and 2017, Kimbrough served as dean of the school.  The veteran, award-winning financial journalist has a distinguished career in higher education administration, crisis communication, government relations and integrated social media management. 

Kimbrough also spearheaded the partnership agreement with the Black Television News Channel, a 24-hour national network. The privately-owned network will operate its professional programming with a customized training program involving SJGC students. BTNC will produce and air programming that is informative, educational, entertaining, inspiring and empowering to the black viewing audience.

Kimbrough's research is in the areas of international communications, multimedia leadership and digital media influences and impact among special populations. She teaches foundation courses in multimedia journalism, public relations and public affairs, and upper level course in media leadership and senior presentations. Kimbrough also handles special projects.

Kimbrough currently serves on the board of the Alzheimer’s Project, and is an active member of the Rotary Club of Tallahassee (chair, Reading Pals), Northwestern University Council of 100 Women, and is a member of the League of Women Voters, Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association, and is a leadership contributor to the SJGC Student Scholarship fund and the  United Way of the Big Bend. She is also an auxiliary member of Leadership Tallahassee (Leadership Atlanta ’93 and Leadership DeKalb ‘05).

Kimbrough holds a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree in International Business, Argosy University. She also graduated from Northwestern University (MS) and Clark Atlanta University (BA).