SELECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Berry & Associates Jacksonville, Florida
Owner and Founder Dec 2009-Present
Jacksonville University Jacksonville, Florida
Assistant Professor 2005-2011
Americall, LDC aka Suddath Moving and Transportation Systems
Administrative Liaison Business Relations 1983-1985
ABC Communications Jacksonville, Florida
Children's Haven Orange Park, Florida
Dr. Priscilla Berry is currently a free-lance writer and columnist for the Jacksonville Business Journal providing Career and Management Advice for her followers and has a private communications consulting practice: Berry & Associates, which provides businesses with specialized programs to assist with corporate cultural transformation and leadership development, solving internal and public communication challenges, and providing managers with skill development for negotiating with employees.
Berry & Associates works with individuals and corporations in Leadership and Management Training and conducts Workshop-Labs in Executive Communications: Style, Presence and Power. These Workshop-Labs provide awareness raising for professional development in presentation and social business skills and negotiating dialogues.
Dr. Berry is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with degrees in English, Literature, and Humanities. She began her career in academia as a professor of literature and was recruited by local corporations to work on the development and facilitation of communication systems. Selected Corporate Clients include: Communications Planning Corp, Children’s Haven, Americall, LDC, DuPont, Interline (U.S. West), Duval County School Board, CSX, the Jacksonville Symphony, and the Army Corp of Engineers.
Dr. Berry has wide experience in corporate communications, public relations, advertising and marketing. With over 25 years experience in government, private and public corporate cultures, Dr. Berry’s professional expertise is frequently sought to help corporations find workable solutions to the challenges of leadership and communication.
Dr. Berry is currently researching, publishing, and speaking on Communication Trends in the 21st Century, the Impact of Social Media, The Art of Personal Branding, corporate and personal, the Glass Ceiling for Women in Corporations, the Redesign of the Undergraduate and Graduate Business Curriculum and other business and pedagogical subjects. She created a Financial Literacy curriculum along with Family Foundations that is currently serving corporate women in Jacksonville. Most recent publication in the April 2011 American Journal of Business Education: Teaching Leadership in the EMBA program.
Dr. Berry was a guest at the Oxford Round Table Forum at St. Anne’s College, Oxford University in July 2009. She was one of forty presenters from around the world discussing Women’s Careers: The Presumptions and Burdens of Proof. The Forum was held in historic Oxford Hall where both Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela have stood advocating for peace! . Dr. Berry’s paper was peer-reviewed and published in the American Journal of Business Education. She was also a guest professor during the winter semester of 2007 at the University of Caen in France where she lectured to international post-graduates on Doing Business in a Global Economy.
Dr. Berry is active in her community for a variety of non-profits, and a member of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, Honorary member of Alpha Kappa Phi, established charter chapter for Jacksonville University Toastmasters, Director for the Davis Thought Leaders Speakers Series, former member of the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women, the Association for Business Communicators, the Economic Roundtable of Jacksonville Executive Board (NABE), and the Women’s Executive Leadership Chapter, Family Foundation Advisory Board, the World Affairs Council, and the International Visitors Corp.
Doctorate of Arts
University of Mississippi, English and Humanities
English Specialist Degree
University of Mississippi
Master of Arts
University of Mississippi, English
Bachelor of Arts
Lee College, English
Teaching Leadership in the EMBA: Where to Begin
Paper published in American Journal for Business Educators
Presented in Chicago, Illinois October 2010
Women in the World of Corporate Business: Looking at the Glass Ceiling
Paper published in The Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education Research
Presented at the Oxford Round Table, an invitation only forum held in Oxford, England. The Burdens and Presumptions of Proof.
Dr. Joseph McCann
Dr. McCann is former Dean of the Davis College of Business, JU. Serving now as consultant for USF, Polytech Institute on AACSB.
Jack is a member of the Board of Trustees at JU, Finance Chair and a financier.
Vice President, Cornerstone Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce