Welcome

My name is Marcus, and this is my home page.

I’m an assistant professor of mass communication at Sam Houston State University. I teach journalism and social science research methods to undergrads at our main campus in Huntsville, and I’m the faculty adviser for The Houstonian student newspaper. I’m also teaching a graduate-level classes for our brand new digital media master’s program at our Woodlands Center. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in December 2013, and I’m currently finishing my second year at Sam Houston State.

My journalism experience has revolved around the Texas Legislature and rural and suburban community journalism, and I’ve worked as an editor and copy editor in a variety of small newsrooms and research groups. My research focuses on relationships between news media and digital and terrestrial communities.

I’ve historically used this page as a job marketing tool. Now that I’m employed, I’m using the space to promote my work and university, as well as for professional networking. On this site, you’ll find links to my reporting, my research, and highlights from my dissertation, as well as a downloadable CV. My contact information is to the right. So take a look around, and feel free to drop me a line.