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Graduate Alumni

Graduate student alumni in Communication Studies (CS) and Rhetorical Studies (RS) have found rewarding jobs in academe, government agencies and the private sector. Some examples are provided below:

Name Employer Job Title
Abbott, Blake (RS) Towson University Associate Professor
Achter, Paul (RS)  University of Richmond Associate Professor and Department Chair
Andersen, Kristin (IPH) California State University, Northridge Lecturer
Arata, Kevin (IPH) City of Fayetteville Corporate Communications Director
Atchinson, Jarrod (RS) Wake Forest University Assistant Professor/Director of Debate
Atkins-Sayre, Wendy (RS) University of Southern Mississippi  Department Chair
Aughtman, LaQuae (IPH) Western Washington University Assistant Resident Director
Bailey, Rachel (RS) University of Maryland Lecturer
Banister, John (RS) University of Georgia Adjunct Lecturer
Barrientos, Samantha (IPH) Disease Control and Prevention Services HIV Care Services Consultant
Basinger, Erin Diane University of North Carolina at Charlotte Assistant Professor
Bates, Ben (RS) Ohio University Professor
Bell (Abbott), Leslie (IPH) Medical University of South Carolina Program Coordinator
Bellon, Joe (RS) Georgia State University Debate
Betsy Bigsby (IPH) U of Illinois  Assistant Professor
Bevan, Jennifer (IPH)  Chapman University Professor
Blackmar (Nowicki), Angela Nicole AFLAC Senior Producer
Bigsby, Elisabeth (IPH) University of Illinois Assistant Professor
Brockmann, Breena (RS)    
Brooks, Carolyn (IPH) UnitedHealthcare Community & State. Director of Strategic Initiatives
Brown-Givens, Sonja (IPH)       Medaille College Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Brown, Brittany (IPH) Wounded Warrior Project  
Caban, Sarah    
Caudill, Sally (RS) City of Canmore Communication Director
Caudle, Courtney Alexis Vanderbilt University  Post Doc Fellow 
Cisneros, J. David (RS) University of Illinois Associate Professor
Coleman, Marcus (IPH) University of Southern Mississippi Assistant Professor
Coles Cone, Valerie (IPH) SCAD Professor
Comer, Sarah (IPH) Research and Insights at The Advisory Board Company Relationship Manager
Cunill, Mary Lee (IPH) Florida State College at Jacksonville Assistant Professor
Curran, Timothy (IPH) Utah State University Assistant Professor
Deeb, Anna Dudney Brenau University Assistant Professor
Dillow, Megan (IPH) West Virginia University Associate Professor
Dorgan, Kelly (IPH) East Tennessee State University Professor
Dubriwny, Tasha N. (RS) Texas A&M University Associate Professor
Duggan, Ashley (IPH) Boston College Professor
Duong, Hue (IPH) Georgia State University Assistant Professor
Edwards Tassie, Keisha (IPH) Morehouse College Associate Professor
Egbert, Nicole (IPH) Kent State University  Professor
Faust, Andrew (IPH) Jackson Spalding Multimedia Health Communication Specialist
Fay, Isabel (IPH) Longwood University Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Fellows, Kelli (IPH)  UNC-Wilmington Associate Professor at Graduate School of Business and Leadership
Fitzmaurice, Megan Irene University of Maryland Doctoral Student
Flores, Lisa (RS) University of Colorado, Boulder Associate Professor
Formo, Andrea (RS) Environmental Resources Management Public Affairs Specialist, St. Cloud, MN
Frank, Robert (RS) Retired  
Garton (Valeria), Rebekah Karen Falls Church Anglican Assistant Director, Middle School Youth 
Gerrits, Debra (IPH) University of Georgia Athletics
Greene, Kathryn (IPH)  Rutgers University Professor
Gronnvoll, Marita (RS)  Eastern Illinois University Associate Professor
Groscurth, Christopher (IPH) Gallup  
Grossman, Jeremy Baylor University Lecturer
Guan, Mengfei Milwaukee Adjunct Lecturer
Hallsby, Atilla University of Minnesota Assistant Professor
Harris, Shawna Gwynne Missouri Western State University Associate Professor
Harris, Tina M. (IPH) Louisiana State University Professor
Harris, Virgie Nobles (RS) Fort Valley State   
Hasian, Marouf (RS) University of Utah  
Holland, Shannon (RS) Southwestern University  
Householder, Brian (IPH) Rutgers University Director of Undergraduate Studies
Hovick, Shelly (IPH) Ohio State University Assistant Professor
Huggins, Christin Bates (I&H) University of Georgia Senior Lecturer
Humphreys, Laura (IPH) Meredith College  
Hurt, Nicole (RS) College of St. Benedict at St. John’s University Assistant Professor
Jang, Kyungeun Yonsei University Doctoral Student
Jenkins, Eric (RS) University of Cincinnati  
Jenson, Will (RS) Trinity University  
Jordan, John (RS) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Associate Professor
Keck, Laura (IPH) The Polling Place, Inc.  
Keeley-Jonker, Bethany Lynn Trinity Christian College Associate Professor
Kline, Kim (RS) University of Texas at San Antonio Professor
Kollar, Laura Min Mercer (IPH)  National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Behavioral Scientist
Laliker, Melanie (IPH) Bridgewater College Department Head
Landau, Jamie (RS) Keene State College Coordinator of Faculty Enrichment & Associate Professor
Lannutti, Pam (IPH) LaSalle University Professor
Lemieux, Robert (IPH) McDaniel College  
Long, Lynette M. (RS) Middle Tennessee State University   
Lynch, John (RS) University of Cincinnati Associate Professor
Macera, Devon (IPH) Care Management Organization at Montefiore Medical Center Program Manager, Dual Population Strategy and Operations
Maddux, Kristy (RS) University of Maryland Associate Professor
Malsin, Mikaela (RS) Georgetown University Director of Debate
Marinelli, Kevin (RS) Davidson College Visiting Assistant Professor
Markle, Lauren Marie    
McCauliff, Kristen (RS) Ball State University Associate Professor
McNaughton, Melanie Joy (RS) Bridgewater University Department Head
McNeal, Demetria (IPH)  University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus Research Associate 
Miller, Ann Neville (IPH) Central Florida University Associate Professor
Miller, Charles Oliver    
Miller, Diane (RS) University of Georgia Director of Student Academic Services
Mulholand, Robert Edward    
Murphy, Molly Utah State University  
Murray, Athena (RS) Colorado Mountain College Associate Professor of Communications
Myres, Jason (RS) University of Georgia Adjunct Lecturer
Ogata-Jones, Karen (IPH) Clemson University Department Chair & Associate Professor
Palevitz, Caren Elizabeth     
Palmer, Hillary (RS) University of Georgia Lecturer, Public Speaking Basic Course Director
Parker, Rhonda (IPH) Samford University  
Pierce, Lee SUNY, Genesco Lecturer
Pittman (Abbott), Tara (IPH) Medical University of South Carolina Marketing & Recruitment Director
Poirot, Kristan (RS) Texas A & M University Director of Graduate Studies & Associate Professor
Porter, Emily Jan Non-Profit in Atlanta  
Powell, Kimberly (RS) Luther College Professor
Radanielina-Hita, Marie Louise (IPH) University of Quebec in Montreal Assistant professor in Marketing communications
Ramsey, E. Michele (RS) Penn State Berks Associate Professor
Reid-Brinkley, Shanara (RS) University of Pittsburgh   
Rush, Katie (RS) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH Public Health Analyst
Scales, Monica (IPH) RTI International  Health Communication Researcher
Scheinfeld, Emily Nicole U of Texas at Tyler Assistant Professor
Sheedy, Kristin (IPH) CDC Retired
Silk, Kami (IPH) Michigan State University Associate Dean of Research and Director of Master's of Health and Risk Communications, Professor
Sloop, John M. (RS) Vanderbilt University  Professor & Associate Provost for Digital Learning
Spalding, Sally (RS) Southeast Missouri State University Assistant Professor
Spencer, Leland (RS) Miami University of Ohio Assistant Professor and Associate Chair
Srader, Doyle (RS) Northwest Christian University   
Stokes (Quesinberry), Ashli (RS) University of North Carolina at Charlotte Professor
Strawder (Wright), Lanelle Danise Arizona State University  
Sutton, Chadwick Alexander     
Thorson, Rae Amanda (RS)  MetLife Client Consultant
Thorton, Davi Johnson (RS)    
Tighe, M. Rachel (IPH) University of Virginia-Wise Chair, Department of Communication Studies 
Trego, Alison (IPH) Arizona State University Contract Faculty
Tuck, Sarah Mink (IPH) Mohawk Carpeting   
Turner, John Cameron Dartmouth College Director of Forensics Union
Valerie Coles (IPH) Savannah College of Art and Design  Professor
Volkening, Lisa Slawter (RS) University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh  
Walling, Anna (RS)  Start Up Company in Denver  
Watson, William Hays (RS)    
Wheaton, Patrick G. (RS) Georgia Southern University   
Williams Hilfiker, Sandy (IPH) CommunicateHealth, Inc.  Principal, Director of User Centered Design
Williams, Melanie (IPH) Texas Public Health Dept.  
Wilson, Kathi (IPH) CDC  
Winderman, Emily (RS) University of Minnesota Assistant Professor
Winn, Laura (IPH) Florida Atlantic University Faculty
Wolfe, Dylan (RS) Mercer County Community College  
Wong, Norman (IPH) University of Oklahoma Associate Professor
Worley, Timothy (IPH) Penn State University Assistant Professor
Yachao, Li (IPH) College of New Jersey  Assistant Professor 
Zuckerman Hyman, Cynthia (IPH) North Carolina State Advisor in Communication Studies, Doctoral Student in Public Affairs

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