Associate Instructor: Multimedia Journalism
M.A., English, University of North Florida
B.S., Communication, Arizona State University
Phone: (904) 620-2651
Office: Building 14D, Room 2033
Marcia Ladendorff came to the University of North Florida in 1993 after a successful career in television journalism. Over the span of 22 years, she was an editor, a reporter, a producer and an anchor for television stations across the United States. She was one of the original anchors for CNN and retired from WTLV (now First Coast News) after seven years anchoring the prime-time newscasts and producing long-form television. At UNF, professor Ladendorff has taught a wide variety of courses dealing with media, literature and culture. She has guided students on study abroad experiences to nearly a dozen countries including six South and Central American countries, China, Ireland and Ghana. She is the past winner of the International Service Award, is a 2010 Community Scholar, and has been involved in creating community-based transformational learning (CBTL) classes for 20 years. Professor Ladendorff's most recent CBTL class was Animal Welfare, taught in fall 2018 for the Center for Community Based Learning. Currently, she has the privilege of working with every student majoring in the Department of Communication through her Media Literacy and Advanced Writing for the Media courses. She also teaches Announcing and Performance, a skills class aimed at exposing students to the intricacies of effective performance.