Gariot Louima is a writer, teacher, editor, and an award-winning higher education marketing communications professional. As an administrator in higher education, Gariot has been a ghost-writer for senior executives, managed editorial and graphic design staff, and served as an internal account executive on projects ranging from single-run advertisements to integrated campaigns with print, broadcast and Web components. Previously, he was an editor and publicist at Nova Southeastern University, editorial director for marketing and publications at Miami Dade College, and chief communications officer at the re-opened Antioch College. A former journalist, he’s reported for The Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, and The Palm Beach Post. His short stories have appeared in The Caribbean Writer, carte blanche, Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora, Tupelo Quarterly and in the anthology So Spoke the Earth. He taught writing at Florida Career College, Broward College, and Antioch College, where he also founded the Writing Institute. At Goddard College he serves on Academic Council, chairs the Strategic Enrollment Management Team, and is a member of the president’s cabinet.
PhD (in progress), Interdisciplinary Studies, Union Institute & University
MFA, Writing and Literature, Bennington Writing Seminars, Bennington College
MS, Management, Nova Southeastern University
BSC, Editorial News Writing and English/Creative Writing, University of Miami