What Do We Teach?

2017-2019 courses taught at Marine Corps University:


·Introduction to Culture

·Cross-Cultural Competence

·lntercultural Communication

·Building Rapport Across Cultures

·Cultural Metacognition

·Culture, Conflict & Creativity

·Water Scarcity

·Public health threats and the role of the military

·Boko Haram



Where Can You Find Us?


CRSS and the PM3C provide regular educational support to the following schools/curriculum:


·Advanced Course

·U.S. Naval War College

·College of Distance Education & Training

·School of Advanced Warfighting

·Command & Staff College


·Senior Enlisted Professional Military Education Course

·Sergeants Course

·Expeditionary Warfare School

·The Basic School

·SNCOA - USMC Installations

·Marine Corps Special Operations Command

·Marine Corps War College

·Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocate Course

·Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

·MIG Reserve Course

·Naval Postgraduate School

·FBl Academy


What Have We Published?

  • Mackenzie, L. & Tenzek, K. (2019). Cultural Variation in End-of-Life Conversations: Using Cultural Discourse Analysis as a Tool to Analyze Case Studies Designed for Professional Military Education. In M. Scollo & T. Milburn (Eds.) Engaging and Transforming Global Communication through Cultural Discourse Analysis (P. 91-110). Teaneck, NJ: Farleigh Dickinson University Press.
  • Steen, S., Mackenzie, L. & Buechner, B. (2018). Incorporating Cosmopolitan Communication into Diverse Teaching and Training Contexts: Considerations from Our Work with Military Students and Veterans. In D. Becker & J.D. Wallace (Eds.) Handbook of Communication Training (P. 401-413). New York: Routledge.
  • Mackenzie, L., Gauldin, E. & Tarzi, E. (2018). Military Cross-Cultural Competence Annotated Bibliography. Quantico, VA: Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning.
  • Fosher, K., Mackenzie, L., Tarzi, E., Post, K. & Gauldin, E. (2017). Culture General Guidebook for Military Professionals. Quantico, VA: Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning.
  • Mackenzie, L. & Miller, J. (2017). lntercultural Training in the Military. In Y.Y. Kim & K. McKay-Semmler, (Eds.) International Encyclopedia of lntercultural Communication (P.1411-1420). Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell.
  • Mackenzie, L. (2017). The Sights and Sounds of Rapport-Building Across Cultures. In Seiter, J., Peeples, J., & Sanders, M. (Eds.) Communication in the Classroom: A Collection of Great Ideas for Teaching Students (P. 247-250). Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin's.

Lauren Mackenzie, Ph.D.


Dr. Lauren Mackenzie is Marine Corps University's Professor of Military Cross-Cultural Competence. She also currently serves as the Marine Corps University faculty council president and as an adjunct Professor of Military/Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.


Lauren Mackenzie, Ph.D.
Professor of Military Cross-Cultural Competence
Marine Corps University
203 Breckenridge Hall
Quantico, VA 22134
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