- PhD Candidate, Texas A&M University
Rhetoric and Public Affairs
- M.A., Idaho State University, 2002
Communication, Public Address
- B.A., Idaho State University, 1999
- Fundamentals of Communication
- Message Analysis and Criticism
- Theory and Philosophy of Communication
- History of Persuasion
- Public Speaking
- Nonverbal Communication
- Contemporary Public Communication
Political and Legal Rhetoric, Public Communication, Intercultural Communication, Archival Research
Marisa Hill has been teaching at Boise State since 2005. She enjoys teaching about the things we do more than anything else — communication. She teaches courses related to public communication, rhetorical analysis, persuasion in every day life, and communication theories. Marisa has also taught at Texas A&M University and Idaho State University. In 2018 she was also a visiting lecturer at the University of Utah’s East Asia Campus in Seoul, South Korea. Her research interests range from the First Amendment Right of Petition (the “forgotten right”) to social movement rhetoric to war rhetoric to public presentation in different cultures. In other words, studying various aspects of communication in times of change.
Marisa helped create a pilot public speaking training course in conjunction with Jim Poston for the initial Boise Refugee Speaker’s Bureau, through the Idaho Office of Refugees (2015). This volunteer course helped provide refugees specialized training to aid them as they engage in public dialogue and advocacy. She continues to work with refugee families and agencies in the Boise community.
Although she still claims Texas as “home,” she has fallen for Idaho and the beauty and adventure of the Boise area. She enjoys spending time with her family, and they’re often found exploring nearby hikes and hot springs, water-skiing and wake-surfing, trying new restaurants, camping, or watching college sports. They have a goal to visit all of the National Parks.
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