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Mark Huglen PhD

Department Chair
Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education Department
(218) 281-8275

Courses Currently Teaching

COMM 3001-E90: Human Relationships/Leadership

COMM 3431-001: Persuasion

COMM 3431-E90: Persuasion

COMM 4800-001: Crisis Communication

COMM 4800-E90: Crisis Communication

Research Interests

  • argument and persuasion

  • organizational communication

  • political communication

  • theories of communication

Awards, Distinctions, and Honors

  • 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award

  • "ALP Fellow," 2004-05, University of Minnesota

  • Chair, University of Minnesota, Crookston Faculty Assembly, 2006-2007

  • Distinguished Service Award – Kenneth Burke Society, Summer 2008

  • Excellence in Teaching Award; National Society of Leadership and Success; University of Minnesota, Crookston Chapter, 2011

  • Most Supportive of Diversity – University of Minnesota, Crookston Black Student Association, Spring 2008

  • Panel about online education at the National Communication Association convention in Atlanta, GA, received the 2001 Top Panel Award for the Basic Course Division

  • The online version of his public speaking course with UMC faculty Richard Christenson and Lynnette Mullins was a first in Minnesota

Selected Publications

  • Huglen, Mark E., editor. Interpersonal Communication in Multiple Contexts: Representative Anecdotes. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt. 2018

  • Johannesen, Danielle, and Mark Huglen, eds. Iconic Sports Venues: The Power of Language in Public Spaces. New York, NY: Peter Lang. 2017

  • Huglen, Mark E. With Kevin Thompson. Strategies for Effective Public Speaking - Illustrated Edition. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt, 2013.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

Educational Background

  • B.S., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

  • Completed two years of undergraduate study at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus

  • M.A., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

  • Ph.D., Wayne State University, Detroit, MI



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. Mark entered the Roseau Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017.
  • 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 since the institution transitioned to baccalaureate status in the early 1990s.)

In the News

May 10, 2017
With the end of the spring semester and the commencement celebration through, the University of Minnesota Crookston acknowledged the work of outstanding faculty and staff during the Faculty/Staff Awards Day.