Dolly Haik-Adams Berthelot

Dr. Dolly Haik-Adams Berthelot is a human communication specialist and professional writer with a meandering career that reflects her creativity and love for new challenges. From Southeastern Louisiana College (now SLU), Hammond, she earned a B.A. in English Liberal Arts with Sociology minor; from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, an M.S. and Ed.D. combining communication (writing, journalism, interpersonal communication, social and humanistic psychology, group dynamics) with curriculum and instruction (adult learning, creative program and instructional design). On the faculty of the esteemed Loyola University of the South Communication Department (New Orleans), Dr. Dolly taught magazine and newspaper journalism. In East Tennessee and Florida, she has taught 7th-12th grades through university and graduate levels and addressed Fortune 500 and other business and organization audiences; she has edited, advised, and consulted with daily and weekly publications, published in regional, national, and international magazines, and authored and edited several other books, including Pioneer Spirit 76, the BicenTENNial anthology of the Smoky Mountain Region, and (through life stories for clients. Her consulting includes business/organizational training and development, creative workshop and manual designs, conflict management, diversity training, and teambuilding. She now concentrates on her own memoir writing and working one-on-one to achieve the communication, relationship, and story-sharing goals of individual clients.

Dr. Berthelot has lived in Turkey and Germany and travelled widely. Now widowed with one adult son, she enjoys her life on the NW Florida Gulf Coast, particularly various arts and quality time with friends and family.