Professor Michael Leslie

Professor Michael Leslie

Associate Professor

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Michael Leslie is associate professor in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida, where he teaches courses and conducts research on international and intercultural communication, ethics, and leadership.

He speaks English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

Professor Leslie has taught, lived and conducted research in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa, including China, India, Belgium, France, Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Zambia, Cameroon, South Africa, Mozambique and Angola.

Professor Leslie served as Senior Foreign Expert in the School of English and International Studies at Beijing Foreign Studies University, in fall 2013, teaching courses in leadership and intercultural communication.

He has also taught at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, in India.

Leslie served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Intercultural Communication at the University of Mons-Hainault, Belgium in 2002 and 2004 and was a Fulbright Senior Lecturer at the Advanced School of Mass Communication at the University of Yaounde (Cameroon) from 1987 to 1989. He was co-founder of the department of mass communication at the University of Zambia, where he lectured from 1984 to 1987. He spent his formative years in Guadalajara Mexico, where he earned the degree of Bachiller from the Instituto de Ciencias.

He holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (B.A.), Columbia University in the City of New York (M.S.), and the University of Washington at Seattle (Ph.D.).
He was awarded the Stephen H. Coltrin Award for Excellence in Communication Education in 1997.

Dr. Leslie has accumulated experience as a professional trainer in a wide variety of organizational, business and professional settings. His full professional vita is available at

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