Dr. Jacqui Quinn is a Communications Specialist, with a wealth of experience in a range of establishments including banking, media, marketing, sales, academia, human resource management and more recently the public service. She has a First Class Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media and Communications from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica; a Masters Degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Cambridge University, England; and a Ph.D in Communications from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Currently, She serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Open Campus lecturing in the Essentials of Public Speaking and Presentation. She is also Lead Subject Matter Expert, SME for the University of the West Indies Open Campus where she designed courses in Brand Management, and Communication for Professionals commissioned by UWI and Global Affairs Canada.
Dr. Quinn is written into the Antigua and Barbuda history books as the first woman to be elected to the House of Representatives in 2004 and the first woman to serve as Acting Prime Minister. Dr. Quinn has served in the public service as Minister of Labour and Minister of Education. She is passionate about education, youth development and the empowerment of women and young people in the Caribbean. She brings to Charisma University sound knowledge in the pedagogy of Media, Marketing, Brand Management and Corporate Communications.
Dr. Quinn is a highly driven individual who has conducted research into parity in Women's Professional Status in Caribbean Television; and The Limits of Democracy in the Commonwealth Caribbean: Corruption and Clientelism in Antigua and Barbuda. She has presented hundreds of papers, speeches and lectures over the last twelve years in various fields ranging from gender, media, marketing, communications, education and youth development.
She believes that teaching should be student-centred; that all students no matter their learning abilities have the potential to learn and to broaden their horizons in a given field. As a teacher, Dr. Quinn works to enhance understanding, enlighten, enrich and enable students to tap into and meet that potential. She is committed to motivating students, not only to learn but teaching them in ways that are relevant, interesting, meaningful and memorable, teaching them to do and to live. Her core philosophy is to immerse herself into her field being flexible, fluid, experimental, creative and most of all practical; mentoring her students and practicing her craft in an interesting, passionate and enthusiastic manner. Dr. Quinn brings a lot of energy into the Charisma classroom.