Jon Marshall

Media Arts and Sciences Director

Jon is a digital strategist with 28 years of natural resource public affairs, information, and education experience. He launched his career with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources where he directed public relations and education programs. Recognizing the importance of the Internet as a public engagement and communication tool, Jon pursued a master’s in informatics, focusing on the human dimensions of the design and use of information systems.

Though he currently focuses on web-based tools and solutions, Jon's approach to communication is decidedly multi-disciplinary, drawing on his diverse, on-the-ground experience and strategic methodology.

Jon holds a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in biology, and a master's degree in informatics - media arts and sciences from Indiana University.

"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."

- Theodore Roosevelt

Skills & Expertise
Strategic planning
Web design and development
Online application production
Design Thinking methodology
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317 E Jefferson Blvd
Mishawaka, IN 46545
United States

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Jon Marshall
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March 2012


Logo - National Conference on Engineering and Ecohydrology for Fish Passage

June 29, 2011

Plenary Speaker - National Conference on Engineering and Ecohydrology for Fish Passage

"Communication Engineering: Using the Science of Persuasion to Advance Fish Passage Projects" presented at Fish Passage 2011, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

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August 2009 - Keeping Conservation Visible in the Interconnected Age

Facilitated the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approach to adopting new web-based communications tools and techniques. Before this effort, FWS had virtually no social media presence, guidance or policy. This effort paved the way for a future where daily public information sharing is transparent, encouraged and decentralized — allowing for rapid production and social media deployment of information by talented communicators throughout the agency.

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Informatics and Computing graphic

2002 - 2005

Master of Arts and Sciences in Informatics

Earned a master's degree in informatics, new media arts and science, from Indiana University-Purdue Unversity Indianapolis. 3.98 GPA. Coursework focused on web development programming and interface design.

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July 2004

Joined DJ Case and Associates

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1994 - 2004

Public Affairs Chief - Indiana DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife

Served as public affairs chief direct and supervising a 12-member public relations and education staff. Charged with anticipating, analyzing, and interpreting public opinion, attitudes and issues, and counseling management at all levels with regard to policy decisions, courses of action, and communication strategy.

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1991 - 1994

Information Specialist - Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Served as an information specialist (communications, promotions, marketing, public and media relations) for Museums and Fish & Wildlife divisions.

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Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Public Relations

Earned a bachelor's degree in journalism with a focus on public relations and secondary studies in biology from Indiana University-Purdue Unversity Indianapolis.

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May 1985

Natural Resources Conservation Career Begins

Started work at Indiana Dunes State Park in visitor services, education, and security.