Graduate Programs

Recent Graduates

2017

Ph.D.

  • Erica Bailey, Angelo State University, assistant professor
  • Yan Huang, Southern Methodist University, assistant professor
  • Ruobing Li, LSU, assistant professor
  • Michail Vafeiadis, Auburn University, assistant professor
  • Ruoxu Wang, University of Memphis, assistant professor
  • Fan Yan, University of Albany-SUNY, assistant professor
  • Chun Yang, LSU, assistant professor

2016

Ph.D

  • Steve Bien-Aime, Louisiana State University, assistant professor
  • Snow Dong, Facebook, UX researcher
  • Jiangxue Han, Appalachian State University, lecturer
  • Eun Hwa Jung, National University of Singapore, assistant professor
  • Holly Ott, University of South Carolina, assistant professor
  • Frank Waddell, University of Florida, assistant professor
  • Sarah Worley, Juniata College, assistant professor
  • Mu Wu, California State University Los Angeles, assistant professor
  • Bo Zhang, Facebook, UX researcher

Master's Degree

  • Sika Wheeler, LGBT Equity Center, University of Maryland, coordinator

2015

Ph.D

  • Katharine Allen, University of Virginia, lecturer
  • Dunja Antunovic, Bradley University, assistant professor
  • Alyssa Appelman, University of Northern Kentucky, assistant professor
  • Janelle Applequist, University of South Florida, assistant professor
  • Eun Go, Western Illinois University, assistant professor
  • Jennifer Hoewe, University of Alabama, assistant professor
  • Keunyeong (Karina) Kim, California State University Dominguez Hills, assistant professor
  • Brett Sherrick, University of Alabama, assistant professor

Master's Degree

  • Elizabeth L. Brennan, The Advisory Board Company, manager of research and insights
  • Arienne Ferchaud, Penn State, doctoral student
  • Donghee Lee, Michigan.com, USA Today Network, audience development research analyst
  • Siobhan McGroarty, Penn State Harrisburg, admissions counselor

2014

Ph.D

  • Katie Blevins, University of Idaho, assistant professor
  • Melanie Formentin, Towson University, assistant professor
  • Aaron Heresco, California Lutheran University, assistant professor
  • Haiyan Jia, Lehigh University, assistant professor
  • Brian Macauley, Newbury College, assistant professor
  • Regina McNamara, University of Toledo, assistant professor
  • Drew Shade, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash, assistant professor

Master's Degree

  • Lauren Alwine, Koncordia Group, strategic marketing account planner
  • Brittany Brown, SCDC, operations coordinator
  • Stefanie Davis, Penn State, doctoral student
  • Virginia Harrison, Penn State, doctoral student
  • Ariel Johnson, Nickelodeon, department coordinator
  • Ruobing Li, Penn State, doctoral student
  • Jason Ramesar, Penn State, interim directory philanthropy recruiter, undergraduate education

2013

Ph.D

  • Erin Ash, Clemson University, assistant professor
  • Lauren DeCarvalho, University of Arkansas, assistant professor
  • Xue Dou, Keio University, assistant professor
  • Hyunjin Kang, Nanyang Technological University, assistant professor
  • Chenjerai Kumanyika, Rutgers University, assistant professor
  • Nadia Martínez-Carrillo, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, visiting professor
  • Cristina Mislan, Missouri School of Journalism, assistant professor
  • Brandie Nonnecke, Data and Democracy Initiative, UC Berkeley, research and development manager
  • Jeeyun Oh, University of Texas at Austin, assistant professor
  • Justin Walden, North Dakota State University, graduate faculty
  • Caryn Winters, University of Louisiana-Lafayette, graduate faculty

Master's Degree

  • Emma Bedor, University of Minnesota, doctoral student
  • Catherine Buckley, Penn State, doctoral student
  • Julia Fraustino, West Virginia University, assistant professor (Ph.D, University of Maryland)
  • Amirah Heath, The Media Kitchen, associate strategist
  • Vanessa Sequeira, Cal-Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, research intern
  • Elise Stevens, University of North Carolina, doctoral student

2012

Ph.D

  • Michelle Baker, Juniata College, assistant professor
  • Saras Bellur, University of Connecticut, assistant professor
  • Pamela Brubaker, Brigham Young University, assistant professor
  • Thomas (T.C.) Corrigan, Cal State-San Bernadino, associate professor
  • Michael Horning, Virginia Tech, assistant professor
  • Guan-Soon Khoo, Roanoke University, assistant professor
  • Hangsook Kim, Towson University, assistant professor
  • Anamarcia Lacayo, Pacific Telecommunications Council, communication officer
  • Ryan Lizardi, SUNY-Institute of Technology, assistant professor
  • Rachel Taschenberger, Born Free USA, editor and content developer
  • Yong Tang, Western Illinois University, assistant professor

Master's Degree

  • Jacqueline Dunfee, Pandora, senior account manager

2011

Ph.D

  • Kirstie Hettinga, California Lutheran University, assistant professor
  • Kathleen Kuehn, Victoria University of Wellington, assistant professor
  • Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch, University of Connecticut, assistant professor
  • Anthony Limperos, University of Kentucky, associate professor
  • Daniel Tamul, Virginia Tech, assistant professor

Master's Degree

  • Rachel Guldin, University of Oregon, doctoral student
  • Zachary Roman, University of Oregon, doctoral student

2010

Ph.D

  • Patrick Farabaugh, St. Francis University, associate professor
  • Jason Genovese, Bloomsburg University, associate professor
  • Shannon Kahle, Montgomery College, senior research analyst
  • Sonya DiPalma, North Carolina-Asheville, assistant professor
  • Jonathan Obar, York University, assistant professor
  • Kathleen O'Toole, Penn State University, lecturer
  • Carrie Sipes, Shippensburg University, assistant professor
  • Douglas Tewksbury, Niagara University, associate professor
  • Weirui Wang, Florida International University, assistant professor
  • Erin Whiteside, University of Tennessee, associate professor
  • Qian Xu, Elon University, associate professor

Master's Degree

  • Ashanti Ishakarah, Fullscreen, account manager