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Mary Marcel

Associate Professor, Information Design and Corporate Communication
Associate Professor, Information Design and Corporate Communication, Bentley University
Ph.D., Univ of California-Berkeley, 1990
Master of Arts, University of Virginia, 1985
Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia, 1983
Office: Morison Hall 291 | 781.891._2054 | mmarcel@bentley.edu
                       


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Bio

Mary Marcel received her doctorate in Rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley.

Teaching Interests

Managerial communication; business presentations; crisis communication; intercultural communication; persuasion; business ethics; gender identity and communication; anti-racism; sustainability

Research Interests

Rhetoric; media criticism; psychology of trauma; intercultural communication and diversity; persuasion; psychology and communication; business ethics; visual presentation of information

Consulting/Practice Interests

Gender and media; improving presentation skills; diversity, equity and inclusion, improving managerial communication

Awards and Honors

2018, Faculty Summer Research Grant, Bentley University
2017, Bentley University Summer Research Grant, Bentley University
2016, Bentley University Summer Research Grant, Bentley University
2015, Bentley University Summer Research Grant, Bentley University
2014, Bentley University Summer Research Grant, Bentley University
2013, Bea Sanders/AICPA Innovation in Introductory Teaching Award, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
2013, Bentley University Faculty Summer Grant, Bentley University
2012, Coach of Grad Case Competition Team Finalists, National Black MBA Association
2012, Member, Phi Sigma Iota International Foreign Language Honor Society
2011, Coach of Finalist Team, National Black MBA Association Case Competition, NBMBAA
2010, Innovation in Teaching Award, Bentley University
2010, Ernst & Young Foundation Grant, Ernst & Young and Bentley University Accounting Department
2009, Ernst & Young Foundation University Grant, Ernst & Young and Bentley University Accounting Department
2008, Bentley University Summer Grant, Bentley University
2007, Faculty Development Grant, Bentley College
2005, Bentley College Rainbow Pioneer Award, for service to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer and Questioning Communities at Bentley
2005, Davis Foundation Fellowship for Integration of Arts and Sciences and Business
2005, Faculty Development Grant, Bentley College
2004, Center For Arts and Sciences in the Business University Summer Research Grant
2001, Gender Issues Council Research Grant, Bentley College, for research at the Library of Congress
2000, Bentley College Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Diversity Support and Achievement
1998, Faculty Information Technology Curriculum Development Grant with Maureen Goldman, Bentley College
1996, Faculty Training Grant, Bentley College, Integrating Communication Modules into Business Courses
1995, Rauch Grant, Bentley College, for Development of a Presentation Center
1992, Faculty Development Grant, Bentley College, for Training in Intercultural Relations, Lesley College, Cambridge

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Marcel, M. Communication Apprehension Across the Career Span. International Journal of Business Communication, 36. Forthcoming

Marcel, M. Law in Stateless Societies: Scapegoats, Curses and Punishers in Greek Literature. Law and Humanities, forthcoming. Forthcoming

Marcel, M., Mahon, N. R. (2019). Competitions vs. Classes: Exploring the Impact of Case Competitions and Communication Coursework on MBA Ranking. Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 82 (1), 101-126.

Marcel, M. (2017). User Feedback: Alumni on Workplace Presenting and Improving Courses. Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 80 (4), 484-515.

Marcel, M. (2015). What’s the Best Course? Evidence from Alumni on the Value of Business Presentations Preparation Journal of Education for Business, 90 (1), 10-17.

Marcel, M., Bianco, C. A., Osterheld, K. K., Levy, E. S., Nixon, M. R. (2014). From Silos to Pipelines: Free Flow of Content Via Course Integration. Advances in Accounting education, 15, 167-200.

Bianco, C. A., Marcel, M., Levy, E. S., Nixon, M. R., Osterheld, K. K. (2013). The Integration of Accounting and Finance in the Introductory Classroom: Results from Generation Y. Journal of Accounting and Finance, 13 (6), 25 pages.

Marcel, M. (2013). Victim Gender in News Coverage of the Priest Sex Crisis by the Boston Globe. Women's Studies in Communication, 36 (3), 288-311.

Marcel, M. (1994). Tolstoy and Greek: A Speculation about Anna Karenina. Cambridge Quarterly, Winter 1994, 20-31.

Books
Marcel, M. (2016). Windspark VII GB 212.

Marcel, M. (2015). Windspark VII GB 112.

Marcel, M. (2014). Windspark 2014 (6 ed.). Waltham, MA: Bentley University.

Marcel, M. (2009). Windspark. Waltham, MA: Bentley University.

Marcel, M. (2005). Freud's Traumatic Memory: Recaliming Seduction Theory and Revisiting Oedipus. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press.

Book Chapters
Marcel, M. (2014). Representing Gender, Race and Realness: The Television World of America’s Next Drag Superstars. In James Daems (Eds.), The Makeup of RuPaul's Drag Race: Essays on the Queen of Reality Shows (pp. 13-30). Jefferson, NC: . McFarland

Marcel, M, MacKenzie, G. (2009). From Sensationalism to Education: Media Coverage of Murders of Transgender Women of Color in the US. In Lisa Cuklanz, Sujata Moorti (Eds.),  (pp. 30). New York: . Peter Lang

Book Reviews
Marcel, M. (2018). [Review of the book Paper Beats Censors: Review of Books Are Weapons: The Polish Opposition Press and the Overthrow of Communism]. Communication Booknotes Quarterly.

Marcel, M. (2017). [Review of the book Review of The Discourse of Powerlessness and Repression: Life stories of domestic migrant workers in Hong Kong]. Journal of Language and Social Psychology/Sage Publishing.

Marcel, M. (2017). [Review of the book Review of Using Figurative Language]. Journal of Language and Social Psychology. (link)

Marcel, M. (1998). [Review of the book Review of David Metzger, The Lost Cause of Rhetoric: The Relation of Rhetoric and Geometry in Aristotle and Lacan]. Quarterly Journal of Speech.

Cases
Bianco, C. A, Levy, E. S, Marcel, M, Osterheld, K. K. (2010). Windspark. Bentley University.

Conference Proceeding(s)
Marcel, M. (2018). Improving Presentation Skills Among Working Adults: What Helped. Association for Business Communication, 2018 Annual Conference Proceedings 83rd Annual International Conference Association for Business Communication (2018), 15. Forthcoming (link)

Marcel, M. (2016). Fighting Fear with Frequency: Accounting Majors and Oral Communication . Association for Business Communication, 81st Annual International Conference of the Association for Business Communication, 20. (link)

Marcel, M. (2016). Aristotle for MBAs: Adapting Classical Rhetoric to Graduate Business Communication.. Bentley University, 81st International Conference (81), 15. (link)

Bianco, C. A., Levy, E. S., Marcel, M., Osterheld, K. K., Nixon, M. R. (2011). From Silos to Pipelines: Free Flow of Content via Course Integration. American Accounting Association, American Accounting Association 2011 Annual Meeting.

Marcel, M. (2007). Incommensurable Data, Procrustean Paradigms: Why News of Sexual Abuse of Nuns by Priests Never Made Your Hometown Newspaper. , Alta Conference on Argumentation.

Conference Presentations

Marcel, M. (2019). "An Approach to Teaching Business Ethics in a Managerial Communication Course." Presented at the Association for Business Communication's 84th International Conference of the Association for Business Communication, Detroit, MI.

Marcel, M., Wei, L. (2019). "Effects of Cultural Cohorts on Class Participation Attitudes and Communication Apprehension in Chinese and Domestic US Graduate Business Students." Presented at the Society for Cross-Cultural Research's 48th Annual Meeting, Society for Cross-Cultural Research, Jacksonville, FL.

Marcel, M. (2018). "Improving Presentation Skills Among Working Adults: What Helped." Presented at the Association for Business Communication's 83rd Annual Conference, Association for Business Communication, Miami, FL.

Marcel, M. (2017). "It’s Not Me, It’s You: Feedback on Presentation Visuals Use by Self and Others." Presented at the 82nd Annual Association for Business Communication International Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

Mahon, N. R. (2017). "Making the Case for Case Competitions: An Exploration of the Pervasiveness and Character of Case Competitions in Graduate Level Business Programs." Presented at the 82nd Annual Association for Business Communication International Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

Marcel, M. (2017). "Communication Apprehension Across the Career Span." Presented at the 108th Eastern Communication Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Marcel, M. (2016). "Does Frequency Decrease Anxiety?: Accounting Majors and Presentations" Presented at the Association for Business Communication's 81st Annual Association for Business Communication International Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Marcel, M. (2016). "Aristotle for MBAs: Adapting Classical Rhetoric to Graduate Business Communication." Presented at the Association for Business Communication's 81st Annual Association for Business Communication International Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Marcel, M. (2016). "Assessing the Experience and the Learning in Case Competitions." Presented at the Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University's Big Ten Plus Case Competition, Columbus, OH.

Marcel, M. (2014). "Creating Ignorance by the Abuse of Method: The 2004 John Jay Study of Diocesan Reports of Priestly Sexual Abuse." Presented at the National Communication Association's National Communication Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Marcel, M., Osterheld, K. K., Bianco, C. A., Lindblom, C. (2014). "An Integrated Approach to Teaching Introductory Accounting and Finance." Presented at the American Accounting Association's Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting, Atlanta, GA.

Marcel, M., Osterheld, K. K., Bianco, C. A., Lindblom, C. (2014). "Don't Just Take Our Word For It: Getting Presentation Feedback from Accounting Professionals." Presented at the American Accounting Association's Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting, Atlanta, GA.

Marcel, M. (2014). "Why Actively Addressing Academic Honesty Builds Accounting Professionalism." Presented at the American Accounting Association's Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting, Atlanta, GA.

Osterheld, K. K., Bianco, C. A., Levy, E. S., Marcel, M., . (2012). "The Perils of Publishers’ PowerPoints or How to Make Visuals that really Work." Presented at the American Accounting Association's American Accounting Association 2012 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Osterheld, K. K., Levy, E. S., Bianco, C. A., Marcel, M., Galoozis, E., . (2012). "Introducing Freshmen Students in the Accounting/Finance Course to the Library." Presented at the American Accounting Association's American Accounting Association 2012 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Osterheld, K. K., Marcel, M., Bianco, C. A., Levy, E. S., . (2012). "An Integrated Approach to Teaching Introductory Finance and Accounting." Presented at the American Accounting Association's Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting, Washtington, DC.

Marcel, M. (2012). "“The Nagging Wife of Athens: The Gender of Socrates.”." Presented at the Hofstra University's Hofstra University Sixth Annual Queer Rhetoric Conference, Hempstead, New York.

Levy, E. S., Bianco, C. A., Marcel, M., Nixon, M. R., Osterheld, K. K. (2012). "Reinventing the Introductory Accounting Courses." Presented at the Academy of Business Research's Academy of Business Research Spring Conference 2012, New Orleans, LA.

Marcel, M. (2011). "Gentlemen, Start Your Engines, and May the Best Woman Win: RuPaul's Drag Race and Mainstreaming Cross Gender and Bisexual Lives." Presented at the National Communication Association's National Communication Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Marcel, M. (2011). "From Centerfold to Sex Abuse Victim: Senator Scott Brown." Presented at the National Communication Association's National Communication Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Bianco, C. A., Nixon, M. R., Osterheld, K. K., Marcel, M., Levy, E. S. (2011). "Where Accounting and Finance Meet." Presented at the Financial Education Association's Academy of Business Education and the Financial Education Association, Orlando, FL.

Bianco, C. A., Levy, E. S., Marcel, M., Osterheld, K. K., Nixon, M. R. (2011). "From Silos to Pipelines: Free Flow of Content via Course Integration." Presented at the American Accounting Association's American Accounting Association 2011 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Bianco, C. A., Levy, E. S., Marcel, M., Osterheld, K. K. (2011). "Accounting for Good Presentations: First Year Introductory Course Sequence." Presented at the American Accounting Association's American Accounting Association 2011 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Bianco, C. A., Levy, E. S., Marcel, M., Osterheld, K. K. (2011). "How Well Do Students Retain Course Material? Results From a Diagnostic Quiz." Presented at the American Accounting Association's American Accounting Association 2011 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Marcel, M. (2011). "Sin, Crime or Malady? Decision-Making Among US Catholic Dioceses" Presented at the National Communication Association and American Forensic Association's Alta Argumentation Conference, Alta, Utah.

Marcel, M. (2010). "Feminist Crossover: Survivors of Priest Abuse and the Use of Feminist Practices in Female and Male Recovery." Presented at the National Communication Association's National Conference, San Francisco, California.

Schnader, A. L., Bianco, C. A., Levy, E. S., Osterheld, K. K., Marcel, M., . (2010). "Teaching introductory finance, financial accounting, and managerial accounting to first-year students." Presented at the American Accounting Association's Northeast Regional Meeting, Burlington, VT.

Bianco, C. A., Levy, E. S., Osterheld, K. K., Marcel, M. (2010). "Accounting Course and Curricula Innovations at Bentley University." Presented at the AAA's American Accounting Association, San Francisco, CA.

Marcel, M. (2010). "Using Right-Brain Access to Teach Accounting and Finance: The Instructional Narrative." Presented at the NUBS's National Undergraduate Business Symposium, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Marcel, M. (2009). "Fag Hunt: Comparing West Coast and East Coast Reporting of the Homosexual Pedophile Frame in Catholic Priest Sex Abuse Coverage 1995-2003." Presented at the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Marcel, M. (2009). "My Father Is A Seahorse: Constructions, Deconstructions and Reconstructions of Gender and Reproduction Among Transgender Men." Presented at the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Marcel, M. (2009). "Pseudo Love: Pedophilia and Ephebophilia as Corrupt Psychological Terms." Presented at the University of Waterloo, Canada's Disorderly Conduct Conference on the DSM, Waterloo, Canada.

Marcel, M. (2008). "From Scapegoat to Citizen: Effects of Transgender Activism on News Coverage of the Murder of F.C. Martinez." Presented at the National Communication Association, San Diego CA.

Marcel, M. (2008). "Rewriting the Rape Narrative: Reporting on Rape as War Crime in Bosnia, Sierra Leone and Darfur." Presented at the National Communication Association, San Diego CA.

Marcel, M. (2007). "Incommensurable Data, Procrustean Paradigms: Why News of Sexual Abuse of Nuns by Priests Never Made Your Hometown Newspaper." Presented at the Alta Conference on Argumentation, Alta, Utah.

Marcel, M. (2007). "Business, The Public Sphere, and Habermas's sov'yet." Presented at the National Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Marcel, M. (2007). "Women, Nuns, and Girls: Underreporting of Female Victims of Clergy Sex Abuse." Presented at the National Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Marcel, M. (2006). "Freud's Traumatic Memory: Reclaiming the Seduction Theory and Revisiting Oedipus."

Marcel, M. (2006). "Aristotle and Business Rhetoric." Presented at the National Communication Association, San Antonio, TX.

Marcel, M. (2006). "Freud Finds Oedipus." Presented at the National Communication Association, San Antonio, TX.

Marcel, M. (2006). "The Asymmetrical Taboo: Father-Daughter Incest and Greek Myth." Presented at the National Communication Association, San Antonio, TX.

Marcel, M. (2005). "Conflation of Categories in Press Coverage of the Catholic Priest Crisis." Presented at the National Communication Association, Boston, MA.

Marcel, M. (2005). "Whistleblowers and Honest Accountants: Ethical Outsiders in the Business Classroom." Presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Boston, MA.

Marcel, M. (2004). "Theorizing Business Rhetoric." Presented at the Eastern Communication Association Conference, Boston, MA.

Marcel, M. (2004). "Building the Inductive Case: News Coverage of the Pedophile Priest Scandal 1983-2003." Presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Marcel, M. (2004). "Business Practices: Operating in the Public Sphere." Presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Marcel, M. (2003). "Private Crimes, Technical Insights, Public Consequences: The Transformation of Survivor Claims in the Catholic Priest Sex Scandals." Presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Miami, FL.

Marcel, M. (2001). "Celebrating the Work of Lisa Cuklanz: Reading Prime Time Representations of Rape." Presented at the Eastern Communication Association Conference, Portland, ME.

Marcel, M. (2001). "Scientific Signifying in the Work of Ida B. Wells." Presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Marcel, M. (2000). "Defining AIDS in Developing Countries: Lessons Learned from Uganda."

Marcel, M. (1999). "Beyond the Enthymeme: Inductive Argument in Ida B. Wells' Anti-Lynching Campaign."

Marcel, M. (1999). "The Zapatistas and Cyberspace." Presented at the Central and Southern Communication Associations's Central and Southern States Communication Association Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Service

University Service
Member, Editorial Board for Bentley Microfinance Journal, 2012
Mentor (Faculty) for Martin Luther King, Jr Annual Breakfast Committee, 2010 - Present
Committee Member for Curriculum Implementation Committee , 2019 - 2022
Faculty Senate, 2019 - 2022
Mentor (Faculty) for National Black MBA Case Competition Team, 2011 - 2017
Committee Member for Salary and Benefits Committee, 2013 - 2016
Committee Member for Academic Standards Committee, 2014 - 2015
Committee Member for GB 112/212 Development Team, 2014 - 2014
Committee Member for Committee on Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence, 2011 - 2014
Coach for Hult International Business Prize case Competition, 2013 - 2014
Committee Member for GB 112/212 Development Team, 2009 - 2013
Committee Member for Sexual Assault Task Force, 2012 - 2013
Coach for College Sports Research Institute Graduate Case Competition, 2013 - 2013
Mentor (Faculty) for MIT Sloan First Pitch Graduate Case Competition, 2012 - 2013
Coach for Hult International Business Prize case Competition, 2012 - 2013
Coach for National Black MBA Minority Case Competition, 2012 - 2013
Committee Chair for Now End Relationship Violence, 2011 - 2012
Special Institutional Assignment for Honors Program Review Committee, 2011 - 2012

Professional Service
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Management Education, 2019 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 2019 - Present
Editorial Review Board Member for Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 2013 - Present
Editorial Review Board Member for Women's Studies in Communication, 2010 - Present
Reviewer, Conference Paper for National Communication Association, 2011 - 2011

Public Service
Board Member and also Acting Chair, July 1-Nov. 30, 2015 for Arlington Street Church, 2014 - 2015
Advisor to high school business case team for National Black MBA Association Leaders of Tomorrow Program, 2013 - 2013