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Dr Marilyn Mitchell

Assistant Professor

Level 3, Building 1a, Faculty of Society & Design, Bond University

Professional biography

Marilyn has pursued a career in both academia and industry. She has lectured in communication at Southern Connecticut State University, KVB Institute of Technology, and Sydney Institute of Technology. She has also worked in professional communication positions in IBM (USA), Quoin Technology, Brown and Caldwell, Corporate Success Group, and Pioneer Construction Materials. In these positions, she has held a variety of Training Manager and Writer positions. She was formerly the Manager of the Communication Research Centre of Sydney, which undertook research services, professional communication contracts and communication audits for several Sydney-based clients. As a professional writer, she has been directly involved in technical documentation, training video scripts, marketing brochures, and educational training materials. She has also managed training in a corporate environment, and delivered professional marketing presentations to Wall St, New York clients for IBM. Following her studies at Duke University, she undertook a second Masters in the field of technical communication at RPI. She also undertook a PhD (ABD) in Organisational Communication at RPI (New York) before migrating to Australia in 1993. In 2006, she completed her PhD in Design through the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Her dissertation is titled “The Visual Representation of Time” and is about interface design theory and its practical application in developing informative graphics.

Teaching expertise

Organisational Communication and Leadership Diversity and Intercultural Training Group and Team Communication: Sharing Leadership Communication Training and Consultancy Management

Professional admissions

  • Secretary of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association

Professional appointments

  • Editorial Board Member - PRism Online PR Journal


  • Bachelor of Science Engineering Duke University
  • Masters of Science Duke University
  • Masters of Science Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Graduate Diploma Vocational Education and Training University of Technology, Sydney
  • Doctor of Philosophy University of Technology, Sydney