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Chair, Department of Communication



  • PhD, The University of Memphis, Communication, 2000
  • MA, University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Interpersonal and Organizational Communication, 1996
  • BA, University of Arkansas-Little Rock, English and Applied Communication, 1994

Teaching Specialties

Health communication, relational communication, qualitative research methods

Courses Taught

Qualitative Research Methods, Health Communication Campaigns, Narratives in Health and Healing, Communication in Personal Relationships

Research Interests

Health communication campaigns, relational and interpersonal communication, organizational communication culture, media studies


National Communication Association, Southern States Communication


Dr. Marceline Hayes specializes in research and teaching in health communication as well as interpersonal/relational communication from a qualitative/interpretive perspective. She joined Arkansas State University after faculty service at Western Illinois University in 2004. She is co-author of a book, along with Dr. Myleea Hill, entitled "From Awareness to Commitment in Public Health Campaigns: The Awareness Myth" (2017) Lexington Books. Her work appears in journals such as the Journal of Family Communication, Communication Education, Argumentation & Advocacy, Computers in Human Behavior, and the Southern Communication Journal. She is currently a member of the editorial board for the Southern Communication Journal and served as past chair for the communication theory division of the Southern States Communication Association. She is interested in helping students address complicated communication problems in a theoretical and practical way. She hopes her passion for her field and her department inspires students to reach their potential.

Marceline Thompson-Hayes

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2816
F: (870) 972-3321


Building: Education/Communication
Room: 225B

Alternative Contact

Anita Murray
P: (870) 972-3091