• Home
  • People
  • Graduate Students

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Terigele
Ph.D. Program

Areas of Specialization: Intercultural, Interpersonal, Media Effects, Attitudes & Stereotypes Across Cultures

Benton Bajorek
M.A. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey SB11


Areas of Specialization: Sports Rhetoric

Brendon Bankey
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey SB09


Areas of Specialization: Presidential Campaigns, Argumentation, Reactionary Rhetoric, Rhetoric of Science

Johnna Bateman
M.A. Program, Graduate Research Assistant
Ian Beier
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey SB11


Areas of Specialization: Conspiracy theories

Cameron Berger
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey 2B

Areas of Specialization: Rhetoric, Argumentation, and Social Movements

Shelby Bowman
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey 2C

Areas of Specialization: Interpersonal Communication, Family Communication, Romantic Relationship, Health Communication

Sarah Bradshaw
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Gaby Byrd
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey 5C


Areas of Specialization: Disability, Interability Communication, Intergroup, Stereotypes, Prejudice, Disclosure, Quantitative Research Methods

Allie Chase
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Assistant Basic Course Director


Areas of Specialization: Gender, Sports, and Domestic Violence

Daniel Chick
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Research Assistant
Bailey 408

Areas of Specialization: political rhetoric, argumentation, religious discourse, image repair

Jordan Christiansen
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey 408


Areas of Specialization: Rhetoric of Indigenous Activism, Rhetoric of Social Movements, Environmental Rhetoric, Colonialism & Decolonial Theory

Christine Crouse-Dick
Ph.D. Program
Chelsea Cullen
M.A. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey 402


Areas of Specialization: Organizational Communication, Gender, and Professional Development

Jessica Dominguez
M.A. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Areas of Specialization: Interpersonal, Romantic Relationships, Friendships, Commitment, Serial Arguments

Michael Eisenstadt
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey SB-07


Areas of Specialization: Argumentation, Rhetoric, Social Movement

Anthony Guy
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey 408


Areas of Specialization: Rhetoric, pop culture, and professional wrestling

Lindsay Harroff
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey 6C

Areas of Specialization: Rhetoric, African Studies, Nationalism, Transitional Justice, Violence, Truth Commissions, Decoloniality


 

Shelley Hepler
Ph.D. Program
William Hoffman
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey 402


Areas of Specialization: Intergroup Communication & Political Identities; Intercultural Friendship; Culture-Centered Approaches to Health; Sensemaking, Stress, and Efficacy in Health Contexts 

Vera Jia
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey 403


Areas of Specialization: Family communication

Rebecca Johnson
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey 5B


Areas of Specialization: Interpersonal Communication, Long-Distance Romantic Relationships, and Computer-Mediated Communication

Jacob Justice
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey SB07


Areas of Specialization: Public Address, Political Rhetoric, Presidential Rhetoric, Visual Rhetoric, Argumentation, Debate

Matthew Kay
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey 5B


Areas of Specialization: Rhetoric, Third Worldism, Decolonial Movements, Feminism, Radical Discourse

Sean Kennedy
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey SB03


Areas of Specialization: Talent, Knowledge Economy, Neoliberalism, Distributed Cognition

Abigail Kingsford
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey 5C


Areas of Specialization: Multi-Generational Workforce, Organizational Culture, and Organizational Identification

Lindsey Kraus
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey 2B

Areas of Specialization: Rhetoric, Feminist Rhetoric, and Gender

Ning Liu
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey 2C


Areas of Specialization: Intercultural, Intergroup interaction, Stereotype, Discrimination

Ryan Louis
Ph.D. Program
Courtney McDaniel
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Research Assistant
Bailey 408

Areas of Specialization: Interpersonal Communication, Deception, Social Support, Domestic Violence

Teodora Mihailova
M.A. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Liz Miller
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey 408


Areas of Specialization: Islam, Science, Education, Facts

Gretchen Montgomery
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey 6C


Areas of Specialization: Intergroup anxiety, Ethnolinguistic identity, Accent, Stigma, Latin American Studies

Josh Morgan
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Assistant Basic Course Director
Bailey 118


Areas of Specialization: Identity, Gender, Sexuality, Qualitative Methods

Ahmed Muyidi

Areas of Specialization:  Interpersonal, Intercultural and Mass Communication

Elnaz Parviz
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Corrin Petersen
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Areas of Specialization: Diagnostic Communication, Identity, and Mental Health Stigma

Paige Rainforth
M.A. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant


Areas of Specialization: Quantitative Methods, Blended Family Communication, and Stepparent-Stepchild Talk

Igor Ristic

Areas of Specialization: Intercultural Communication, Intergroup Communication, Health Communication

Elaina Ross
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Assistant Basic Course Director
Bailey 118


Areas of Specialization: Mixed Methods, Power & gender, Identity, Work/Family, Organizational, Interpersonal

Phillip Samuels
Ph.D. Program
Amy Schumacher
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey 403


Areas of Specialization: Public policy, Social Movements, and Foreign Relations

Talya Slaw
M.A. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey SB11


Areas of Specialization: Memory studies; Public memory; The Holocaust 

Josh Smith
M.A. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey 408


Areas of Specialization: Rhetorics of Space/Place, Public Lands, Citizenship, Publics Theory, New Materialism

Fran Soto
M.A. Program
Bailey 2D


Areas of Specialization: Queerness/sexuality in pop culture, Archival, Narrative analysis

Alexandria Spadaro
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Julien Sperling

Areas of Specialization: Deception, Nonverbal Communication, Intercultural Communication, and Organizational Communication

Tatsuya Suzuki

Areas of Specialization: Intergroup and Political Communication

Margaretta Underhill
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Areas of Specialization: Organizational Communication, Autism Spectrum Conditions

Haley Vellinga
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey 2B


Areas of Specialization: Adoptees, Adoptive Families, and Backstory Communication Within Interpersonal Relationships

Emily Vietti
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant (Leadership Studies)
Bailey 2A


Areas of Specialization: Mixed Methods, Political Communication, Social Media, Authenticity, Identity, Self-Presentation Online

Weston Wiebe


Areas of Specialization: Communication & Aging, Conflict Management, and Intergroup Relations

Marissa Wiley
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Research Assistant
Bailey 2D


Areas of Specialization: Health communication, Social media, Gender, Interpersonal

Chong Xing
Ph.D. Program

Areas of Specialization: Intergroup/Interpersonal Communication, Quantitative Methods

Wiemiao Zhou
Ph.D. Program, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bailey 2B

Areas of Specialization: Interpersonal Communication, Family Communication, Dark Side of Close Relationships, Relational Uncertainty, and Stress & Communication


Calendar
KU Today
Departmental Awards

Communication Studies Department Awarded Inaugural Chancellor's Doctoral Fellowship!
More Info

RT @KUHoops : #KUbball finished with 7 double-figure scorers for the first time since Nov. 23, 2015 vs. Chaminade! https://t.co/QGrL5Rkus1


Home to 50+ departments, centers, and programs, the School of the Arts, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration
KU offers courses in 40 languages
No. 1 ranking in city management and urban policy —U.S. News and World Report
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times