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Mark DeLaurier
Works at University of South Dakota
Attended Washington State University
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Higher Education Teacher and Communication Scholar
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Teaching, online instruction, research, public speaking, editing, writing, proofreading, community outreach, advertising, training, public relations, blogging, strategic planning, academic advising, photography, HTML
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  • University of South Dakota
    Lecturer, 2013 - present
    Instructor of record for classes on (1) the fundamentals of speech (two face-to-face, honors sections and three online sections), (2) critical studies in popular culture and communication, (3) environmental communication, and (4) leadership. Student advisor. Contributor to the sustainability club. Member of the Earth Day Committee.
  • Washington State University
    Instructor, 2012 - 2013
    Instructor of record for classes on (1) leadership, (2) argumentation, (3) environmental communication/organizational training and consulting, and (4) communication in global contexts. Lab instructor for class on communication in an information society. Committee member on a student's honors thesis.
  • Washington State University
    Adjunct Faculty, 2012 - 2012
    Instructor of record for class on argumentation.
  • Washington State University
    Graduate Instructor, 2008 - 2012
    Instructor of record for classes on (1) public speaking, (2) argumentation, and (2) media and stereotypes. Teaching assistant for class on media and stereotypes.
  • South Puget Sound Community College
    Communication Consultant, 2006 - 2008
    Engaged in and utilized my knowledge of external public relations by writing news releases and serving as the backup media contact person. Employed internal public relations by writing articles for and publishing the college’s newsletter. Developed advertising experience writing text for the college’s ads. Utilized editing skills by proofreading the college president’s official documents. Took a leadership role in coordinating the publication of the quarterly class schedule and the college foundation’s magazine.
  • People for Puget Sound
    Community Outreach Intern/Communications Consultant, 2005 - 2006
    Gained experience in community outreach by mobilizing support for a critical areas ordinance. Developed skills in campaign planning, member recruitment, coalition building, and phone banking. Utilized public relations by meeting with planning commission personnel, producing media releases, and arranging calendar listings. Engaged children in the community with presentations about the importance of watersheds. Strengthened research skills with a project investigating plant restoration procedures on shorelines. Contributed to the organization’s long-term planning.
  • Washington State University
    Teaching Assistant, 2004 - 2005
    Teaching assistant and lab instructor for four sections of mass communication and society and four sections of introduction to mass communication theory. Established skills in teaching, classroom management, and public speaking as a lab assistant. Learned approach to grading. Built expertise in communication theory.
  • Washington State University
    Editorial Assistant, 2003 - 2004
    Edited and laid out for publication manuscripts for the Western Journal of Black Studies. Engaged in public relations by communicating with authors and subscribers.
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Exploring and communicating the environment, expanding understanding, and taking on injustice.
Introduction
I love the environment. I have a Ph.D. in communication, teach at the college level, and conduct research in critical rhetoric, environmental communication, and media discourse. I enjoy bird-watching, photography, fishing, and walking wherever nature can be found. I'm also interested in my Finnish heritage.

Education
  • Washington State University
    Ph.D., Communication, 2008 - 2012
  • Washington State University
    M.A., Communication, 2003 - 2005
  • Saint Martin's University
    B.A., English, 1999 - 2003
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Make No Mistake
I didn't have to see it to believe it, but seeing it was profound. Yesterday, on my flight back to Washington state from a conference on environmental communication, I saw a much different home state than I am used to seeing. Global warming has already made...
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Taking the Initiative on Carbon
Sometimes, you just have to take the planet into your own hands. With conservatives in the state legislature  repaying their energy-industry supporters  by blocking Governor Jay Inslee's  bold cap-and-trade plan , residents of Washington have launched an in...
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A pattern of secrecy by major oil train hauler puts public at risk.
The first commuters were just beginning to trickle over the Magnolia Bridge near downtown Seattle as the short summer night was warming to gray. Probably none of them realized just how narrowly they escaped disaster...
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Still ARFing
Two of the things I remember from my childhood are loving animals and rooting for the Oakland Athletics baseball team. The two might not appear related, but they are. At the time, the manager of the A's was Tony La Russa, an animal advocate I previously blo...
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Our Worst Idea
In documenting how our national parks represent America's best idea, filmmaker Ken Burns also gave us a glimpse of what our thinking looks like at its worst, and another example of this poor thinking has arisen at Olympic National Park in Washington state. ...
In documenting how our national parks represent America's best idea, filmmaker Ken Burns also gave us a glimpse of what our thinking looks like at its worst, and another example of this poor thinking has arisen at Olympic Nat...
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SPCM 755: Special Topics in Organizational Communication (Leadership)
Teaching SPCM 755: Special Topics in Organizational Communication, which focuses on leadership, combines two of my favorite things: practical application of communication theory and a discussion of language's power. This class explores a communication techn...
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