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Mark E. Huglen, Ph.D.
Professor, Communication
Liberal Arts & Education Department

Office:  310 Selvig Hall
Phone: 218-281-8275
Resume: pdf

Courses Taught:

  • "Communication in Human Relationships"
  • “Communication Theory”
  • “Crisis Communication”
  • “Political Communication”
  • "Public Speaking"
  • "Rhetorical Theory:  Persuasion and the Literature of Science"

Research Interests:

  • argument and persuasion
  • organizational communication
  • political communication
  • theories of communication

Selected Publications:

  • Huglen, Mark E. With Kevin Thompson. Strategies for Effective Public Speaking - Illustrated Edition. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt, 2013.
  • Brock, Bernard L., and Mark E. Huglen, James F. Klumpp, and Sharon Howell. Making Sense of Political Ideology: The Power of Language in Democracy. Boulder, CO: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.
  • Huglen, Mark E. and Basil B. Clark.  Poetic Healing:  A Vietnam Veteran's Journey from a Communication Perspective, Revised and Expanded Edition.  West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press, 2005. <>
  • Huglen, Mark E. and Norman Clark E.  Argument Strategies from Aristotle's Rhetoric.  Belmont, CA:  Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2004.
  • Huglen, Mark E. and Bernard L. Brock. "Burke, Clinton, and the Global/Local Community."  The North Dakota Journal of Speech and Theatre, Volume 16,  2003. 
  • Huglen, Mark E.  "Plots of Ironic Entanglement and Legitimacy: A Response in Criticism, Politics, and Objectivity".  American Communication Journal, Volume 4, Issue 3, Spring 2001.


He has published in the American Communication Journal; The Electronic Journal of Communication/La Revue Electronique de Communication; Kentucky Journal of Communication; North Dakota Journal of Speech and Theatre; and The Review of Communication.

Awards, Distinctions, Honors:

  • Excellence in Teaching Award; National Society of Leadership and Success; University of Minnesota, Crookston Chapter, 2011
  • Distinguished Service Award – Kenneth Burke Society, Summer 2008
  • Most Supportive of Diversity – University of Minnesota, Crookston Black Student Association, Spring 2008
  • Chair, University of Minnesota, Crookston Faculty Assembly, 2006-2007
  • "ALP Fellow," 2004-05, University of Minnesota
  • The online version of his public speaking course with UMC faculty Richard Christenson and Lynnette Mullins was a first in Minnesota
  • Panel about online education at the National Communication Association convention in Atlanta, GA, received the 2001 Top Panel Award for the Basic Course Division

Other Accomplishments:

Mark Huglen was the Minnesota Athlete of the Year in 1980 and drafted by the Minnesota North Stars (formerly of the National Hockey League) in 1980. He represented the United States in the World Junior Hockey Tournament in 1981. He was named to the WCHA All-Academic Team as a member of the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux hockey Team in 1983-84.

He has also served as a coach at both the college and professional levels (including coaching the UMC Golden Eagles Hockey Team to a perfect record in the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association and first-ever regular season title and conference championship for a UMC varsity sports team, 1999-2000, since the institution's transition to baccalaureate status in the early 1990s).

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • M.A., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
  • B.S., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
  • Completed two years of undergraduate study at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus
Joined UMC in August 1996

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