Marty Most

Associate Professor


  • Reasoned Discourse
  • Contemporary Public Communication
  • Sports Cinema and American Culture
  • Media and Democracy
  • Culture, Ideology and Media
  • Studies Sport, Information, and Culture

Teaching Specialties

Public Presentation, Argumentation, Communication Education and Film Studies.


Marty Most is an Associate Professor of Communications at Boise State University and also an alumnus – he recieved his B.A. degree in Communication Education and an M.A. degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Boise State. After 10 years as a secondary school teacher and administrator, he joined the faculty of Boise State’s Department of Teacher Education in 1986 and in 1988 received the appointment to his present position in the Boise State Department of Communication. From 1986 – 2007, he served as the Director of Forensics and has been the Director of Communication Education Programs since 1995.

Professor Most specializes in public communication, communication education, and film studies. Since joining the faculty at Boise State, he has published several book chapters and articles for scholarly journals, as well as the 2006 book Stars, Stripes and Diamonds: American Culture and the Baseball Film with Dr. Robert Rudd. He has received awards for outstanding teaching from the Boise State Alumni Association, the Boise State Honors College, and the Associated Students of Boise State University. He was honored by Pi Kappa Delta, the national forensic honorary society, with the 1995 Award for Distinguished Instruction, the 2001 President’s Award for service, the 2007 John Shields Award for achievement and the 2011 E.R. Nichols Award for outstanding teaching.

Contact Information

Office: COMB 208
Phone: (208) 426-1920
Office Hours: By appointment