Marco Benassi

Marco Benassi

Marco Benassi

Professor, Speech

Tel.: (630) 942-3049
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2615S

Speech Courses:

  • Speech 1100, 1110, 1120, 1130, 1150, 2210
  • Speech 1800/2800: Leadership and Intercultural Communication


Film Courses:

  • Movie Magic: Introduction to Film
  • The Films of Martin Scorsese

Field Studies Courses:

  • Inward Bound: Alaska, Cuba, Hawaii, Africa
  • Rockies Encounter
  • Literary Landscapes
  • Experiential Speech 1100
  • Experiential Small Group Communication

Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books:

  • Published more than 50 feature and human interest stories in Chicago Tribune and The Daily Herald
  • Wrote and directed "My Father's Shoes," a short film shot on location in Italy
  • Wrote and directed three professional plays with documentaries focusing on multicultural and educational topics
  • Developed iPhone apps: UmLikeYknow & Um Counter


  • M.F.A. Film and Video, Columbia College M.A. Journalism, Ohio State University 
  • B.S. Speech Communication, Bradley University

Awards and Recognitions:

  • 2002-2003 Teacher of the Year Who's Who Among College Teachers
  • 2000-2001 Outstanding Faculty Member National Forensics Hall of Fame

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