Dr. Linda Perry is a lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication. She has more than 35 years of experience in the communication field, including more than 25 years in teaching and research, along with several years as a professional communicator and manager in public relations and journalism.
Perry teaches Research and Business Writing (AEC 3033), Effective Oral Communication (AEC 3030) and Communication Processes in Agricultural and Life Sciences (AEC 4031).
Perry is a fifth-generation Floridian and earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. She focused her undergraduate studies on public relations and her graduate studies on communication law.
From 2005 to 2012, Perry was a visiting senior fellow at the National University of Singapore (NUS), where she coordinated development of the communication management (CM) curriculum and served as CM unit coordinator for the NUS Communications and New Media Department, which was ranked third globally in 2012 by QS World University Rankings.
Perry has also taught several undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations at UF as well as communication, journalism and public relations courses at Purdue University and Flagler College. Her areas of expertise include science communication, strategic communication, issues management, public relations principles, public opinion theory, media law, First Amendment theory, access to government-held information, writing for media, message design and visual communication.