Marie A. Mater, Ph.D.
Office Address: Brown 227
Phone: (281) 649-3603
Associate Professor in Speech Communication
BA in Communication Studies & Political Science, Washburn University
MA in Rhetorical Studies, University of Iowa
PhD in Sociology, University College Cork-National University of Ireland
Argumentation and Advocacy
Great American Speeches
Dr. Mater's teaching focus introduces students to the field of speech communication and prepares them for careers in the corporate, legal, ministry, or political worlds.
Awards and Honors
She has been the College of Arts and Humanities nominee for both the Opal Goolsby Outstanding Teaching Award and the Piper Professor Award.
Her writing interests include: communication theory, cyber-communication, and environmental discourse. Publications and professional presentations have included work on environmental discourse, the Internet, public spheres, and smartmobs.
While at HBU, Dr. Mater has served on the Institutional Research Committee, the Professional Growth Committee, and the Social Committee.
Dr. Mater has taught at Indiana University-ITM/MUCIA in Malaysia and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.