Dean of Admissions Gariot Louima is a writer, teacher, editor, and an award-winning higher education marketing communications professional.
As an administrator in higher education, Gariot has been a ghost-writer for senior executives, managed editorial and graphic design staff, and served as an internal account executive on projects ranging from single-run advertisements to integrated campaigns with print, broadcast and Web components. He was an editor and publicist at Nova Southeastern University, editorial director for marketing and publications at Miami Dade College, and chief communications officer at the re-opened Antioch College.
Gariot has taught college-level writing for nearly a decade. As an adjunct professor of English, he taught College Essay Writing, Introduction to College English, and College Preparatory Writing Skills at Broward College. He founded the Writing Institute at Antioch College and coordinated writing tutorials, the delivery of college-prep and first-year writing seminars, and taught 200-level expository writing.
A former journalist, he's reported for The Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, and The Palm Beach Post. His short stories have appeared in The Caribbean Writer, carte blanche, Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora, and in the anthology So Spoke the Earth. He was a finalist for the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers (fall 2009) and the Glimmer Train Fiction Open (spring 2010).
Gariot edited the biweekly newspaper, The Miami Hurricane, while obtaining his BSC from the University of Miami, and he was co-fiction editor for the summer 2010 edition of the Bennington Review while obtaining his MFA from Bennington College.