Bill Marcellino is a social and behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He was trained as a sociolinguist and corpus linguist. He develops analytic toolsets, including RAND-Lex, RAND's proprietary text analytics suite. Marcellino teaches text analytics methods for big datasets (e.g. social media), as well as qualitative research methods. His research focuses information as a warfighting function, intelligence, behavioral health, counter-violent extremism/terrorism, and social media as a data source. He has also served as a U.S. Marine tank officer and enlisted rifleman. Marcellino received his Ph.D. in rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University.
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
Kavanagh, Jennifer, William Marcellino, Jonathan S. Blake, Shawn Smith, Steven Davenport, and Mahlet G. Tebeka,, News in a Digital Age: Comparing the Presentation of News Information over Time and Across Media Platforms., RAND Corporation, (RR-2960), 2019
Marcellino, William, Smith, Meagan, Paul, Christopher, & Skrabala, Lauren., Monitoring Social Media: Lessons Learned for Future Department of Defense Social Media analysis in Support of Information Operations, RAND Corporation (RR-1742)