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Our Doctoral Alumni: Where are they now?

Our doctoral program has been highly successful in placing students in a variety of academic and professional positions not only in the U.S. but also in many other countries. The sections below show where our students have landed over the last five years.


2015 Graduates

Dr. Wan Chi Leung
Lecturer (an assistant professor in the North American system)
Media and Communication Department
University of Canterbury
Christchurch, New Zealand

Dr. Diana Sisson
Assistant Professor of Public Relations
School of Communication & Journalism
Auburn University

Dr. Joseph Kasko
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
SUNY Buffalo State

2014 Graduates

Dr. Sang-Hwa Oh
Assistant Professor (starting Fall 2016)
The College of Media
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Ana Keshelashvili
Assistant Professor
Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management
Georgian Institute of Public Affairs
Tbilisi, Georgia (the country)

Dr. Sid Bedingfield
Assistant Professor
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Minnesota

Dr. Matthew Haught
Assistant Professor
Department of Journalism and Strategic Media
University of Memphis

Dr. Carmen Maye
Assistant Professor (starting Fall 2016)
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina

Dr. Maia Mikashavidze
Distinguished Fellow
New Westminster College
British Columbia, Canada

Dr. Ho-Kyung Kim
Research Professor
The Center for Health Communication Studies
School of Communication  
Hallym University
Chooncheon, South Korea

2013 Graduates

Dr. Geah Pressgrove
Assistant Professor
Reed College of Media
West Virginia University

Dr. Matthew Telleen
Assistant Professor of Communications
Department of Communications
Elizabethtown College

Dr. Brett Borton
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Studies
University of South Carolina - Beaufort

Dr. Caroline Foster
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
College of Charleston

Dr. Jack Karlis
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
SUNY Buffalo State

Dr. Farah Alrefai
Assistant Professor of Mass Communication and Journalism
Department of Mass Communication
Kuwait University

2012 Graduate

Dr. Heidi Campbell
Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Mass Communication
North Greenville University

2011 Graduates

Dr. Anthony Palmer
Privacy Compliance Specialist
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Dr. Beth Concepcion
Dean of the School of Liberal Arts
Savannah College of Art and Design

Dr. Lisa Luedeman
Instructor and Public Relations Coordinator
Department of Communication Studies
Gardner-Webb University