Faculty and Staff
Rodney K Marshall, Ph.D.
Office: 1763 - Coleman Hall
Phone: 217-581-2016 (messages)
Spring 2014 Office Hours
Tuesday and Thurday 8:15-9:15, 9:30-noon, and 2:00-3:00
Frequently Taught CoursesPublic Speaking
Communication and Conflict
Advanced Public Speaking
CMC I (formerly High Tech Communication)
Introduction to Speech Communication - Honors Class
Computer-mediated Communication - Graduate Class
Communication Pedogogy - Graduate Class
Ph. D. in Communications
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Master of Arts in Communication StudiesAugust, 1996
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Master of Education specializing in Special Education
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Bachelor of Science in Education
Bachelor of ArtsDecember, 1990
Lubbock Christian University, Lubbock, TX
Professional OrganizationsNational Communication Association (NCA)
Human Communication & Technology Division (HCTD)
Co-Vice Chair, Programs (2007-2008)
Co-Vice Chair, Publication (2006-2007)
Co-Vice Chair, Membership (2005-2006)
Reader (2012 to present)
For more information, please visit the Speakers Bureau Webpage.
Information Literacy, developed a survey for Information Competency (the skills needed to be information literacy)
Selected PublicationsDissertation (2001)
An Examination of two methods used in teaching the Public Speaking class, traditional and online-assisted: Are the outcomes the same?, Committee members included: Michelle T. Violanti, Ph. D. (chair), John W. Haas, Ph. D., Carol Tenopir, Ph. D., N. Douglas Raber, Ph. D., Mark M. Miller, Ph. D.
Communication Apprehension and Retention of College Students: A Focus Group Study, Committee members included: Robert Stewart, Ed. D. (chair), David Roach, Ed. D., Bolanle Olaniran, Ph. D.
Publication & ResearchJournals
Sowa, C.M.Q., & Marshall, R.K. (2013). Did u get my txt msg?: Graduate students' text messaging uses and gratifications. International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies. In press.
Marshall, R. K. (2006). An instrument to measure information competency. The Journal of Literacy and Technology: An Academic Journal . Retrieved July 13, 2006 from http://www.literacyandtechnology.org/main/toc.html.
Marshall, R. K. & Violanti, M. T., (2005). Individual conferencing and the Public Speaking Class. The Basic Communication Course Annual, 17, 188-217.
Marshall, R. (2010). Appendix 1: Information competency assessment instrument. In Welsh, T. S. & Wright, M. S. (eds.) Information Literacy in the Digital Age: An Evidence-based Approach (pp. 147-149). Oxford, UK: Chandos Publishing.
Marshall, R. K. (2007). Laptops and Literacy: Learning in the Wireless Classroom. (book review). The Journal of Literacy and Technology, 8(1) at http://www.literacyandtechnology.org/main/toc.html
Marshall, R. K. (Ocotober, 2002). Cyberlines: Languages and cultures of the Internet. (book review). Retrieved October 20, 2002 from http://www.com.washington.edu/rccs/bookinfo.asp?ReviewID=187&BookID=164
Conference Presentation Published
Marshall, R. (1999). Rhetoric and Policy: How is it being used regarding pornography on the Internet? Proceedings of the 62nd ASIS Annual Meeting Knowledge: Creation, Organization and Use. October 31 - November 4, 1999, 280-291.
Marshall, R. (1998). Korean Students and Information Seeking in American Universities. (abstract). The Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, 23(2): 48. Available WWW: http://bubl.ac.uk/journals/lis/ae/cjoials/v23n0398.htm