Faculty & Staff Profile

Mark Huglen PhD

Liberal Arts and Education Department
(218) 281-8275

Courses Currently Teaching

COMM 3431-001: Persuasion

COMM 3431-E90: Persuasion

COMM 3900-E90: Internship

COMM 4007-001: Political Communication

COMM 4007-E90: Political Communication

SPCH 1101-E90: Public Speaking

Research Interests

  • theories of communication

  • political communication

  • organizational communication

  • argument and persuasion

Awards, Distinctions, and Honors

  • 2017 Distinguished Professional and Administrative Award

  • 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

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

  • Distinguished Service Award – Kenneth Burke Society, Summer 2008

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

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

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

Selected Publications

  • Huglen, Mark E. and Norman Clark E. Argument Strategies from Aristotle's Rhetoric. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2004.

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

  • 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. 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. "Plots of Ironic Entanglement and Legitimacy: A Response in Criticism, Politics, and Objectivity". American Communication Journal, Volume 4, Issue 3, Spring 2001.

  • 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.

Educational Background

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

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

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

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



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.
  • 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.