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Dr. Matt Isbell

Professor; Communication Internship Coordinator Dr. Matt Isbell


  • COMM 361 Organizational Communication
  • COMM 435 Collaboration and Facilitation
  • COMM 483 Studies in Organizational Communication
  • COMM 498 Senior Seminar


Matthew Isbell is a professor of Organizational Communication at Boise State. His research interests are in collaboration, nonprofit organizations, and program implementation/change. As an applied scholar, Dr. Isbell works with at-risk populations around many of the intractable problems in our communities. Dr. Isbell’s work is published in many top journals, including Communication Theory, Communication MonographsManagement Communication Quarterly and the American Journal of Public Health. He is also the co-author of the award-winning book Interorganizational Collaboration: Complexity, Ethics, and Communication.

Dr. Isbell received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin, his MA from the University of Montana and his BA from Michigan State University.

Contact Information

Office: COMB 220
Phone: (208) 960-0204
Office Hours: By appointment