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Faculty and Staff Profile

Marshall Covert

Senior Lecturer

Office: Daniel 416

Phone: 864-656-1567


Educational Background

M.A Organizational Communication
Western Kentucky University 2018

B.A Communication Studies
Western Kentucky University 2014

Courses Taught

Clemson -- COMM 2500 -- Public Speaking

Clemson -- COMM 1500 -- Intro to Human Communication

WKU -- COMM 145 -- Fundamentals of Public Speaking and Human Communication


Marshall earned his bachelors degree in Communication Studies and his masters degree in Organizational Communication from Western Kentucky University. Throughout his time as a student and an alumnus, Marshall has actively engaged in competitive speech and debate as both a competitor and a coach, leading numerous students to success at the state and national levels. With a passion for rhetoric, argumentation and debate, persuasion, and practical application of communication concepts, Marshall uses his teaching and research to actively engage with students and create strong, competent human communicators. Marshall currently teaches COMM 2500 (Public Speaking) and also serves as the Director of the Southern Margins International Short Film Festival.

Research Interests

Rhetoric, Rhetorical Agency, Identity, Media Effects, Public Speaking

Honors and Awards

2014 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award -- Data Based Study



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