William Marcellino discusses how “Star Trek” convinced him at an early age that science and the advancement of human knowledge could make the world a better place.
Aug 26, 2016 Los Angeles Times
Bill Marcellino is a social and behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Marcellino was trained as a sociolinguist and corpus linguist, and received his Ph.D. in rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University. He has a leading role at RAND in the development of analytic toolsets, including RAND-Lex, RAND's proprietary text analytics suite. Marcellino specializes in and teaches text analytics methods for big datasets (e.g. social media), as well as qualitative research methods. His research includes information operations, operational security, military behavioral health, and counter-violent extremism/terrorism. He has also conducted ethnographic fieldwork, including descriptive ethnographies of U.S. Marine officer acculturation, and resilience among U.S. Marines. Marcellino's research approaches can help policy makers and organizational leaders solve sociocultural problems through the application of both big data analytics and qualitative analysis. Marcellino has also served as a U.S. Marine tank officer and enlisted rifleman.
William M. Marcellino, Kim Cragin, Joshua Mendelsohn, Andrew Cady, Madeline Magnuson, and Kathleen Reedy, "Measuring the Popular Resonance of Daesh’s Propaganda," Journal of Strategic Security, 10(1), 2017
William M. Marcellino, "Talk like a Marine: USMC linguistic acculturation and civil-military argument," Discourse Studies, 16(3), 2014
William M. Marcellino, "Revisioning Strategic Communication Through Rhetoric & Discourse Analysis," Joint Forces Quarterly, (76), 2016
Christopher Paul & William M. Marcellino, Dominating Duffer’s Domain: Lessons for the 21st Century Information Operations Practitioner, RAND Corporation (RR-1166), 2016