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Ph.D. Graduates Job Placement

Since our Ph.D. program began in 2006, 34 students have graduated with their Ph.D. in Communication Studies. We are proud to boast a 100% job placement rate. Listed below are our Ph.D. graduates and their current place of employment. 

Shaun M. Anderson (2016), Assistant Professor 
Department of Communication Studies 
Loyola Marymount University 

Christine K. Anzur (2018), Assistant Professor
Department of Communication & Performance
East Tennessee State University 

Jordan Atkinson (2018), Assistant Professor
Department of Communication and Journalism
Missouri Western State University 

James P. Baker (2019), Communications Instructor-Inmate Scholars Program
Communication Department 
Bakersfield College 

Hannah Ball (2016), Assistant Professor 
School of Communication 
Chapman University  

Kerry Byrnes-Loinette (2010), Professor 
Department of Academic Affairs 
Collin College 

Cathlin V. Clark-Gordon (2019) 
Employed in private industry

Christopher J. Claus (2013), Associate Professor and Chair 
Department of Communication Studies 
California State University, Stanislaus
Worked previously at Towson State University 

Gregory A. Cranmer (2015), Assistant Professor 
Department of Communication 
Clemson University 
Worked previously at Columbus State University 

Rita Daniels (2016), Assistant Professor 
Department of Communication Studies 
Western Washington University 

Katie Dunleavy (2007), Associate Professor 
Department of Communication 
La Salle University

Molly S. Eickholt (2018), Business Systems Analyst 
Retail Customer Sales and Service 
The Huntington National Bank 

Brandi Frisby (2010), Associate Professor 
School of Information Science 
University of Kentucky 

Zachary W. Goldman (2015), Assistant Professor 
Department of Management 
University of Louisville
Worked previously at Illinois College 

Alan K. Goodboy (2007), Professor 
Department of Communication Studies 
West Virginia University
Worked previously at Bloomsburg University 

Hailey Gillen Hoke (2014), Assistant Professor 
Department of Communication 
Weber State University 

Sean M. Horan (2009), Associate Professor & Chair 
Department of Communication 
Fairfield University
Worked previously at DePaul University and Texas State University

Zac D. Johnson (2013), Assistant Professor 
Department of Human Communication Studies 
California State University, Fullerton
Worked previously at Murray State University 

Sara LaBelle (2014), Assistant Professor 
School of Communication 
Chapman University 

Alexander L. Lancaster (2015), Assistant Professor
Department of Communication 
Weber State University 

Carrie D. Kennedy-Lightsey (2009), Teaching Assistant Professor 
Department of Communication Studies 
West Virginia University
Worked previously at IUPUI-Fort Wayne and Stephen F. Austin State University J

Jennifer M. Knight (2018), Lecturer 
Department of Communication Studies 
West Virginia University 

Colleen C. Malachowski (2012), Associate Professor
Department of Communication 
Regis College 
Worked previously at Florida Atlantic University  

Paul Madlock (2009), Assistant Professor 
Department of Communication Studies and Modern Languages 
Southeast Missouri State University
Worked previously at Texas A& M International University

Daniel Mansson (2011), Associate Professor 
Department of Communication Arts & Science 
Penn State Hazleton 

Kelly G. Odenweller (2015), Assistant Teaching Professor 
Communication Studies Program 
Iowa State University 

Stephanie Shimotsu-Dariol (2012), Course Faculty Manager-Communication
General Education 
Western Governors University 

Michael Sollitto (2014), Assistant Professor 
Department of Communication & Media 
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 

Melissa F. Tindage (2016), Assistant Professor 
Department of Communication Studies 
California State University, Northridge
Worked previously at California State University, Los Angeles  

Jessalyn I. Vallade (2014), Assistant Professor 
School of Information Science 
University of Kentucky

Lori Vela (2013), Course Faculty Manager-Communication 
General Education 
Western Governors University 

Evan R. Watts (2019), Assistant Professor 
Department of Humanities, Communication Area
Ferris State University 

Sydney (Staggers) Webb (2012), Lead Health Communication Specialist 
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Julia K. Weiss (2018), Assistant Professor 
Department of Communication Studies 
The University of Virginia's College at Wise