Michael Trammell

Senior Lecturer
Michael Trammell
504 RBA
Academic Specialty
Business Communication

Ph.D., Florida State University
M.A., Florida Atlantic University
B.S., University of Florida

Areas of Expertise

International and Intercultural Business
Professional Writing and Editing
Presentation and Communication Skills

Dr. Michael Trammell is a senior lecturer in the Department of Management at Florida State University’s College of Business. He has taught many courses at FSU, but primarily teaches business communication with an international dimension. In his research, Trammell examines issues on intercultural business communication, technical writing and speech delivery norms. Additionally, he is the editor-in-chief of the national-recognized journal the Apalachee Review and has served as the president of the Gulf Coast Association of Writing Teachers. His work has appeared in New Letters, the G.W. Review, The Chattahoochee Review, New Collage Magazine, The Southeast Review, Gulf Stream Magazine and The Nebraska Review, and other journals. Yellow-Jacket Press recently published his book Our Keen Blue House

In the summers, he teaches writing, literature and business courses for Florida State’s Valencia, Spain and London, England programs. 

Trammell received his bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Florida, his master’s degree in English from Florida Atlantic University and his doctoral degree in English and writing from Florida State University.

Selected Published Research

“Little Pockets of Ease: a Kaleidofuge.” (2017). Trammell, M., Hettich, M., Moro-Gronlier, C., Karetnick, J., & Naylor, S. South Florida Poetry Journal (SoFloPoJo). Issue Seven.

“Thirty-Five Years of Afternoon.” (2016). South Florida Poetry Journal (SoFloPoJo). Issue 3.

“Native Pools of Florida." (2016). A Guide to Florida, 2016. Small Craft Advisory Press (Florida State University's book-arts collective for collaborations between writers and artists).

“The Markets.” (2015). Glass Bottom Sky: A YellowJacket Press Anthology.

"Two Messages from the Global Financial Meltdown (Part Five): I. Note to a Partner in Italy & II. Florence: The Czech Hotel." and "Two Messages from the Global Financial Meltdown (Part Eight): I. California—Behind Closed Doors: the City Commissioner & II. The New York Analyst above the Atlantic: Where Next?" (2013), Sandhill Review. St. Leo University. Volume 2. 

"Two Messages from the Global Financial Meltdown (Part Two): I. Dubai & II. Valencia." (2013), Florida Flash. Tiger-Tail Press. Volume X.

"Risk Management in the Great Recession." (2012),  Bluestem/Karamu. Eastern Illinois University. Spring ’12 Issue.

"Negative News (Dow Jones Industrials @  6,770.12)." (2011), The Mochila Review. Missouri Western State University. Volume 13, Spring Issue.    


Business Communication Everywhere: In the U.S. and Abroad (2nd Edition).Trammell, M. (Mason, OH: Cengage Learning Publishing, Inc. 2014).

Honors and Awards
  • First Place Prize. Fifth Annual Book Competition for Florida Writers. Yellow-Jacket Press. Tampa, Florida (2008)