Marnie Lawler McDonough



PhD, Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Expected, May 2021)                          MA, Corporate & Organizational Communication, Fairleigh Dickinson University, May 2008      BA, Communication, The University of Scranton, May 2000

Professional Experience

Drummond St. Strategy, Vice President of Content Strategy & Development (Hoboken, NJ)
Stevens Institute of Technology, Associate Director of Communication (Hoboken, NJ)
Golin Harris, Account Group Supervisor (New York, NY)
Comcast Spotlight, Marketing Manager (Bloomfield, NJ)
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Senior Manager of Communication & Strategy – North America (New York, NY)

Research Interests

My research interests include rhetorical leadership, specifically the rhetoric of leaders that is manipulative, deceptive, or violates norms. Previous research includes gender and power in organizational communication.

Teaching Experience

Critical Analysis of Communication – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee                                            Public Speaking – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Organizational & Group Leadership – Montclair State University (Montclair, NJ)
Fundamentals of Speech – Montclair State University (Montclair, NJ)
Introduction to Public Relations – Carroll University (Waukesha, WI)


Lawler McDonough, Marnie. Invited book review of Demagogue for President: The Rhetorical Genius of Donald Trump, by Jennifer Mercieca, Presidential Studies Quarterly 51, no. 1 (March 2021): 236-237.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lawler McDonough, Marnie. “The Evolution of Demagoguery: An Updated Understanding of Demagogic Rhetoric as Interactive and Ongoing.” Communication Quarterly 66, no. 2 (2018): 138-156.

Lawler McDonough, Marnie, Marks, Laurie, & Harris, Leslie. “‘A Truly Inspiring Notion’: A Case Study of Project-Based Graduate Service-Learning.” Partnerships: A Journal of Service Learning and Civic Engagement 8, no. 2 (Fall 2017): 63-78.