Faculty Profile for Dr. Marian Houser

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Dr. Marian Houser
Chair - Professor — Department of Communication Studies
CENT 205A.1
phone: (512) 245-2165

Biography Section

Biography and Education

BA - University of Missouri-Columbia: Communication Studies
MA - Miami (Ohio) University: Communication Studies
PhD - University of Tennessee-Knoxville: Communication Studies and Adult Education

Teaching Interests

Communication Research Methods
Communication Theory
Interpersonal Communication
Instructional Communication
Gender and Communication
Small Group Communication
Communication Assessment

Research Interests

Interpersonal Communication in the Instructional Context
Helicopter Teaching
The Student-Teacher Relationship
Conducting Workshops that assist others in living their "Best Self--Best Life"
Student-Veteran Academic Needs and Corresponding Implications for Instructors' Classroom Communication Behaviors
Competent Communication of Caregiver Communication with Medical Personnel

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Farris, K. N. L., Houser, M. L., & Timmerman, C. E. (2023). Pandemic pedagogy and turbulence in the teacher-student relationship. Texas Speech Communication Journal, 47(1), 52–70.
  • Houser, M. L. (2023). "The Student Veteran Instructional Communication Training (SVIC): An Analysis of Student Veteran Instructional Needs and Corresponding Instructional Behaviors.”. Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 7, 111–129. https://doi.org/10.31446/JCP.2023.1.08
  • Houser, M. L., Farris, K. N. L., Kauer, T., & Carpenter Kennedy, L. (2022). The road to hel(l)icopter  teaching: How do instructors make sense of their helicopter teaching behaviors and student effects? Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, https://doi.org/10.1080/17459435.2020.1853209(23), 17–26. https://doi.org/doi.org/10.1080/17459435.2020.1853209
  • Houser, M. L., & Hosek, A. (Eds.). (2022). The Handbook of Instructional  Communication: Principles and Practices of Teaching Rhetorical and Relational Perspectives. Dubuque, IA, USA: Kendall Hunt. Retrieved from kendallhunt.com
  • Hildenbrand, G., & Houser, M. L. (2020). An Investigation of Student Learner Orientation Impact on Perceptions of Instructor Behavior Alteration Techniques. Educational Research Quartley, 43(3), 3–23. Retrieved from https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1243864

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alfred H. Nolle Chapter of Alpha Chi National Honor Scholarship Society, Alpha Chi National Honor Society. December 2023 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Top Paper In Instructional Communication, National Communication Association. January 2021 - November 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College of Fine Arts & Communication Service Award, College of Fine Arts & Communication Texas State University. 2021 - August 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Top Panel Award, National Communication Association. March 2020 - November 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential College Award for Service, College of Fine Arts and Communication. January 2020 - August 2020

Selected Grants

  • Houser, Marian L (Principal), Farris, Kristen Nacole LeBlanc (Co-Principal), Burke, Patricia Jean (Co-Principal). Assessment of the Caregiver Communication Competence Scale, Texas State University, Texas State University, $16000. (Submitted: October 1, 2022, Funded: January 1, 2023 - May 31, 2024). Grant.
  • Houser, Marian L. CII Travel Grant. (Funded: March 1996). Grant.
  • Cauthen, Hillary Ayn, Hopkins, Kaitlin, Houser, Marian L, Park, Hyuna. A Mental Wellness Guide For Athletes & Artist, Texas State University. (Funded: September 11, 2017 - September 25, 2017). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
January 1, 2024-Present
General Education Council of Texas State University
September 2022-Present
MWI: Powered by CoSearch
January 2019-2019
Review Council for College of Health Professions
January 2024-Present
College of Fine Arts and Communication T&P Review Group
January 2024-Present