Mrs. Polly Bynum

Assistant Professor, Oral Communication

I am a Midwesterner by birth. Born in Illinois, I did my undergraduate study at Illinois State University. After an enlistment in the military (Go Navy!) I returned to school, earning a master’s degree from Norfolk State University. Upon graduating I worked in Advertising. Weary from the long hours and stressful deadlines, I applied for, and accepted, an adjunct teaching position at a local HBCU. After my first day in the classroom, I knew I had found my passion; teaching! Since then, I’ve taught at various colleges in Virginia and Maryland. I am married and my husband (Navy retired) and I have two daughters and four grandchildren.