Graduate Student Directory

Marc Vielledent

Ph.D.
Public Relations

Bio

Lieutenant Colonel Marc Vielledent is a U.S. Army strategist and Goodpaster Scholar currently pursuing his PhD in Mass Communication at the University is Florida. He holds a bachelor's degree in American legal studies from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a master's degree in strategic public relations from the University of Southern California. He has served in multiple combat tours, as well as a speechwriter, strategic planner, and executive advisor to senior leadership and Allies. He has been awarded decorations that include the Bronze Star and Meritorious Service medals. Marc and his wife, Becky, have three children: Bella, Robert, and Vivienne.

News

Publications

Book Chapters

Vielledent, M. (2018). Alliances, Military Basing, and Logistics. In 2018 Oxford Handbook on U.S. National Security. , UK: Oxford Press. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190680015.013.37

Presentations

Jin, J., Mitson, R., Qin, Y., Vielledent, M., & Men, R. (2022). Enhancing young consumer’s relational and behavioral outcomes: The impact of CEO activism authenticity and value alignment. Oral Presentation at International Public Relations Research Conference, Orlando, FL.

Jin, J., Mitson, R., Qin, Y., Vielledent, M., & Men, R. (2021). Can CEO activism be good for the organization: The impact of CEO activism on millennial and Gen-Z consumers’ trust and supportive behaviors. Oral Presentation at PRSA Educators Academy's Super Saturday.

Vielledent, M. (2021). Force Multiplier: How US Military Leaders Communicate on Twitter. Paper/Poster at International Public Relations Research Conference.

Vielledent, M. (2021). The Ides of March: Agenda Setting Effects of Coronavirus Task Force Briefings. Paper/Poster at BledCom 2021.

Lu, L., Kelleher, T., MCDonald, C., Lee, S. S., Chung, Y., Mueller, S., Vielledent, M., & Yue, C. (2020). Measuring consumer-perceived humanness of organizational agents in CMC. Oral Presentation at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC).

Vielledent, M. (2017). People are the Advantage (speechwriter). Lecture at U.S. Military Academy , Robinson Auditorium, West Point, New York .

Vielledent, M. (2017). “The Changing Character of War: Thriving in Ambiguity and Chaos”. Keynote/Plenary Address at 71st Annual Kermit Roosevelt Lecture Series (speechwriter/presentation).

Vielledent, M. (2016). Pacific Sustainment 2025. Lecture at National Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

Research

Specialization

Leadership Communication, Strategy, Social Media, Policy, Risk

Professional Interests

As a professional, hopeful to contribute in a meaningful way by assisting leaders with their precise communication amid complex and polarized operating environments. While leader communication is my central focus, I am also interested in research related to digital communication, influence, risk articulation, strategy, plans, and policy.