MFA coursework in fiction writing, University of Nevada, Reno, 2019-2020
PhD in English, University of California, Riverside, Aug. 2009
MA in English, Arizona State University, May 2003
BA in English, emphasis on creative writing, University of Wisconsin—Madison, Aug. 2000
GenBus 360: Workplace Writing and Communication
Professional Writing Experience
Nowell Marshall has eighteen years’ experience teaching writing and eight years’ experience in journalism, marketing, and writing for print and online audiences in both business and academic settings, including positions in front page news and arts and entertainment writing, corporate communications at Rayovac, marketing/social-media marketing at Meriter Hospital and the University of Nevada, Reno, and professional writing and editing for Arizona State University’s Department of Electrical Engineering.
He uses his experience in journalism, professional writing, and document design to help students conceive of purpose and audience across a range of professional contexts via GenBus 360’s email cases and final project, a researched, professionally formatted business report tied to their career goals.
Before joining the University of Wisconsin School of Business, he taught visual rhetoric and expository and argumentative/research writing at UW–Platteville and Rider University. He has also taught British and American gothic, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature, Modernist and contemporary American literature, critical theory, and LGBTQ studies.
Intersectional Research on Diversity
He is the author of Romanticism, Gender, and Violence (Bucknell UP, 2013) and essays on British and American gothic (1764-present), LGBTQ literature, and speculative fiction and film. He served as acting director of a Gender and Sexuality Studies Program and coordinated an LGBTQ Safe Zone program for six years. He uses his research in gender, sexuality, race, class, and disability and accessibilty studies and his experience as a diversity educator to help students effectively communicate with diverse audiences and to create more inclusive spaces for people from marginalized communities.