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Dr. Annmarie Kent-Willette

Dr. Annmarie Kent-Willette

Professor of Communication & Director CTL


Email address  awillet@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7396
Office location  Council Bldg., 114


Annmarie Kent-Willette completed her B.A. and M.A. in Communications at the University of South Florida in Tampa and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Dr. Kent-Willette is a senior level, award-winning media and communications expert. She has provided extensive executive and on-air public speaking training. She has successfully developed and managed strategic communications, public image campaigns, and community partnerships for TV stations and top corporate executives. Dr. Kent-Willette offers a proven track record, successfully increasing local and national media coverage, community participation, and six-figure donations for non-profit organizations. A former award winning television journalist, Dr. Kent-Willette teaches a variety of communications and service learning classes both domestically and internationally. Honored for her outstanding service to our community and selected as the 2008 Jacksonville University Woman of the Year, she serves as the Vice-Chair of the Faculty Senate for Jacksonville University.


  • Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership, Ed.D., University of North Florida, 2009
  • B.A., M.A., University of South Florida

Area of Specialization

Television Broadcast Production, Public Relations in the Media, Political Rhetoric and Social Movements, Gender and Mass Communication.


  • PPOL 652: Advanced Communications

Media Commentary