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About Natalie Nelson-Marsh

Dr. Natalie Nelson-Marsh earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She also has two bachelor's degrees, in Communication and English Literature, from the University of Utah. Dr. Nelson-Marsh has been teaching in the Department of Communication at Boise State University since 2004. Her teaching specialties include organizational communication and culture, non-traditional organizing, communication and technology, the theory and philosophy of communication, and qualitative research methods. One of her current research projects includes a qualitative study of the Internet Engineering Task Force, the virtual organization responsible for the continued development of the Internet infrastructure.
Dr. Nelson-Marsh is an active participant in the Western States Communication Association, the National Communication Association, and the International Communication Association. She is a reviewer for Management Communication Quarterly Journal, and Culture and Organization Journal, and in 2010 was an invited reviewer for the Charles Redding Dissertation of the Year Award, an award of the International Communication Association which was awarded, in 2007, to her dissertation titled "Reconsidering the Conceptual Relationship between Organizations and Technology: A Study of the Internet Engineering Task Force as a Virtual Organization".


January 2016 Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Communication, Boise State University

Research Interests

Organizational Communication and Communication and Technology

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Honors and Awards

  • 2010 - Nominee, University Foundation Scholar Award for Teaching, Boise State University
  • 2007 - Charles Redding Dissertation of the Year in Organizational Communication, International Communication Association
  • 2007 - Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Outstanding Faculty Award, Boise State University


  • COMM 361/507: Organizational Communication
  • COMM 421/505: Theory and Philosophy of Communication
  • COMM 483: Studies in Organizational Communication: Identity and Identification
  • COMM 494: Workshop: Organizational Culture
  • COMM 594: Workshop: Organizational Training and Consulting
  • COMM 598: Communication Graduate Seminar

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