Name: Bill Fournier
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Communication Studies
Education: Ph.D. in Organizational Communication (emphasis: Leadership Communication), Ohio University, 2007; Master of Arts in Physical Education (emphasis: Athletic Administration/Sports Fitness Facilities Management), Ohio University, 1998; Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, University of New England, 1997
Research Interests: Neuroscience of Leadership, Leadership Development, Leader Communication, Organizational Effectiveness, Industrial Psychology
Recent Publications: Currently writing book using a newly developed leadership model
Courses (Fall 2014): Organizational Development, Business Communication, Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Courses (Spring 2015): Business Communication, Advanced Oral Communication
Phone: (740) 376-4882
What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?
Students can expect to make connections between academic theory and concepts, and “real world” examples and situations. The outcomes of my classes are designed to help students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to advance as they begin their career or continue their academics.
What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?
I think the most exciting thing about teaching here at Marietta College is the class sizes. Because they’re small, I’m granted the privilege of getting to know students better than I would at an institution with larger class sizes. I’m able to develop creative teaching methods that not only allow me to share information with students, but I’m also able to learn from them as well. That’s exciting!
When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?
I’m also a professional speaker, trainer, and consultant. Much of my time is spent writing my book.
Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?
I only flip through the pages when determining if it is one I’d like to read. Once the decision is made, I don’t flip. The format of the book doesn’t matter. I read both physical books and e-books.
What is your favorite location on campus and why?
My favorite location on campus is in the classroom. Any classroom where I’m interacting with students.
What is your favorite Marietta College event?
Class — and trying to make each class an “event.”