GTA

Benton Bajorek

Methodological Focus: Rhetoric
Research Interests: Apocalyptic Rhetoric, Environmental Discourse, The MPAA

Brendon Bankey

Methodological Focus: Rhetoric
Research Interests: Scientific Studies of Sexuality, Queer Theory, Argumentation

Ian Beier
GTA
Bailey SB11

Methodological Focus: Rhetoric
Research Interests: Conspiracy theories

Cassandra Bird

Methodological Focus: Rhetoric
Research Interests: Violence, Rampage shootings, Reception histories, Media response, Mental Illness

Gaby Byrd
GTA
Bailey 408

Methodological Focus: Quantitative
Research Interests: Intergroup, Disability, Privacy Management 

Allie Chase

Methodological Focus: Rhetoric
Research Interests: Gender, Sports, and Domestic Violence

Jordan Christiansen

Methodological Focus: Rhetoric
Research Interests: Rhetoric of social movements, political communication

Chelsea Cullen

Methodological Focus: Undecided
Research Interests: Interpersonal, organizational communication

Hailey Drescher

Methodological Focus: Quantitative
Research Interests: Legal Communication, Juror deliberations, Sensemaking, Courtroom persuasion

Michael Eisenstadt

Methodological Focus: Rhetoric
Research Interests: Social Movements, Memory, Terrorism

Anthony Guy
Bailey 5E

Methodological Focus: Rhetoric
Research Interests: Rhetoric, pop culture, and professional wrestling

Jyleesa Hampton

Methodological Focus: Rhetoric
Research Interests: Urban policing, Police culture and Hegemonic masculinity

Lindsay Harroff
KASC FLAS Fellow
Bailey 4C

Methodological Focus: Rhetoric
Research Interests: Truth and reconciliation commissions, Truth telling, Post-conflict and transitional societies, African Studies

William Hoffman

Methodological Focus: Qualitative/Quantitative
Research Interests: Intergroup, interpersonal, identity, mixed methods

Natalie Hoskins

Methodological Focus: Qualitative/Quantitative
Research Interests: Emotion, Gender, and Interpersonal aggression

Vera Jia
GTA
Bailey 403

Methodological Focus: Quantitative
Research Interests: Family communication

Rebecca Johnson

Methodological Focus: Qualitative/Quantitative
Research Interests: Computer-mediated communication, long-distance romantic relationships, idealization, and video chat

Jacob Justice
Bailey SB07

Methodological Focus: Rhetoric
Research Interests: Visual rhetoric, Presidential rhetoric

Matthew Kay

Methodological Focus: Rhetoric
Research Interests: Capitalism, Social Movements, Archival theory, Public Intellectuals

Mike Kearney

Methodological Focus: Quantitative
Research Interests: Political communication, Polarization, Digital media, Quantitative research methods

Sean Kennedy
Bailey SB03

Methodological Focus: Rhetoric
Research Interests: Talent, Knowledge Economy, Neoliberalism, Distributed Cognition

Abigail Kingsford

Methodological Focus: Qualitative
Research Interests: Multi-Generational Workforce, Organizational Culture, and Organizational Identification

Justin Kirk
Bailey SB08

Methodological Focus: Rhetoric
Research Interests: Presidential rhetoric, Public address, Argumentation, Rhetorical Theory, Burke

Alex Kirksey

Methodological Focus: Qualitative
Research Interests: Social support within organizations, Wellness initiatives

Nick Labinski

Methodological Focus: Rhetoric
Research Interests: American Exceptionalism, Foreign Policy, War

Ning Liu
GTA
Bailey 2C

Methodological Focus: Quantitative
Research Interests: Intercultural, Intergroup interaction, Stereotype, Discrimination

Philip Maschke

Methodological Focus: Rhetoric
Research Interests: Media, history

Liz Miller
Bailey 408

Methodological Focus: Rhetoric
Research Interests: Islam, Science, Education, Facts

Gretchen Montgomery

Methodological Focus: Quantitative
Research Interests: Intergroup anxiety, Ethnolinguistic identity, Accent, Stigma, Latin American Studies

Josh Morgan

Methodological Focus: Qualitative
Research Interests: Identity, Sexuality, Gender, Disclosure, Non-normativity

John Price

Methodological Focus: Rhetoric
Research Interests: Presidential Rhetoric and Organizational Communication with Online Communities

Adam Raimond

Methodological Focus: Quantitative
Research Interests: Healthcare, Holistic medicine, Weight loss, Research outreach

Paige Rainforth

Methodological Focus: Undecided
Research Interests: Stepfamilies, communication, management

Igor Ristic

Methodological Focus: Quantitative
Research Interests: Intercultural,  Mass/Social Media, Health Communication

Elaina Ross
Bailey 2B

Methodological Focus: Qualitative
Research Interests: Interpersonal; Work/family balance; Power and gender; Identity

Chuck Russell

Methodological Focus: Rhetoric
Research Interests: Rhetoric and Change within social benefit organization, also have qualitative methodological training

Jen Schon
GTA
Bailey 2B

Methodological Focus: Quantitative
Research Interests: CMC, Romantic Relationships, Parent-Child Communication

Amy Schumacher

Methodological Focus: Rhetoric/Quantitative
Research Interests: Public policy, Social Movements, and Foreign Relations

Talya Slaw
Bailey SB11

Methodological Focus: Rhetoric
Research Interests: Memory studies; Public memory; The Holocaust 

Josh Smith
Bailey 408

Methodological Focus: Rhetoric
Research Interests: Space/place, Architecture, Built environment

Fran Soto
GTA
Bailey 2D

Methodological Focus: Qualitative
Research Interests: Queerness/sexuality in pop culture, Archival, Narrative analysis

Haley Vellinga

Methodological Focus: Qualitative
Research Interests: Adoption; Adopted individuals; Non-normative families

Emily Vietti

Methodological Focus: Quantitative
Research Interests: Political advertising, Social media

Zac Walker
Bailey 5D

Methodological Focus: Rhetoric
Research Interests: Rhetoric of mythology

Weston Wiebe

Methodological Focus: Quantitative
Research Interests: Interpersonal, Aging, Intergenerational communication

Marissa Wiley

Methodological Focus: Qualitative
Research Interests: Health communication, Social media, Gender, Interpersonal


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