Faculty Profile for Dr. Marian Houser

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Dr. Marian Houser
Professor — Department of Communication Studies
CENT 205
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"

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Houser, M. L., Farris, K. N. L., Kauer, T., & Carpenter Kennedy, L. (n.d.). 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.
  • 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
  • Burns, M. E., Houser, M. L., & LeBlanc Farris, K. (2017). Theory of Planned Behavior in the Classroom: An Examination of the Instructor-Confirmation Model. Higher Education, 18, 1–18.
  • Farris, K. N. L., Dye, L. A., Houser, M. L., & Timmerman, C. E. (n.d.). Student Perceptions of Instructor Communication amid Class Disruption: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic. In COVID and Higher Education: Teaching and Learning. Lexington Books.
  • Waldbuesser, C., Houser, M. L., Hosek, A. N., & Hackenberg, L. (n.d.). Teacher experiences in the classroom: Identity, confirmation, and perceptions of students. Northwest Journal of Communication.

Selected Awards

  • 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
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alfred H. Nolle Chapter of Alpha Chi National Honor Scholarship Society, Alpha Chi National Honor Society. 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Top Panel Award, National Communication Association Instructional Development Division. March 2019 - November 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Distinguished Article Award, Instructional Development Division of the National Communication Association. May 2018 - November 2018

Selected Grants

  • 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

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January 2019-2019
General Education Council of Texas State University
September 2019-Present
PhD Program Development Committee
CoSearch Research Weekend
Basic Communication Course Task Force