Current Graduate Students and their Interests
Michael Althouse Rhetoric
Jonathan Broussard Rhetoric
Kaitlin Cannava Interpersonal communication, mimicry, language, storytelling, and conversation
Nicole Costantini Performance studies
Jonathan Denham Interpersonal communication
Elizabeth Earle Rhetoric
Judson Eldredge Interpersonal communication
Laura Hatcher Interpersonal communication
Stephanie Heath Performance studies
Andrew Jones Rhetoric
Brian Leslie Rhetoric
Matthew Maddex Hip hop as a political & social movement, genocide rhetoric & politics, identity politics, political science, rhetorical criticism, critical race & whiteness studies
Austin McDonald Politics of gender, sex & sexuality, narratology, horror films, pastiche, critical geography, competitive forensics
Bonny McDonald Performance studies, performative writing, creative movement, the role of performance in environmental & social justice movements, community-building, intercultural communication, whiteness & African-American studies, youth development, & vocalese.
Emily Mistrzak Performance studies
Bryan Moe Rhetorical theory & criticism, the rhetoric of food & communication in everyday life, corporate rhetoric, social influence & social movements
Derek Mudd Performance studies, theatre, performance pedagogy, vocal training, queer theory
Douglas Mungin Performance studies
Sanela Osmanovic Interpersonal communication
Barbara Cook Overton Interpersonal communication
Raquel Polanco Performance studies
Raquel Robvais Cultural rhetoric, presidential speeches & political songs in the shaping of a society; the rhetoric of conscious, freedom & hope in the writings & speeches of Martin King
Michael Rold Humor in interpersonal communication, political messages & emotions, role of religion in managing emotions
Cassie Shimek Interpersonal communication
Elizabeth Sills Rhetoric, political science, politics in pop culture, & humor
Andrea Vickery Interpersonal communication
Wade Walker Rhetoric
Joey Watson Film & media studies, film, video & new media production, popular culture, rhetoric & the public sphere, pedagogy, critical cultural studies
Richie White Interpersonal communication
Travis Williams Performance Studies
2013 – 2014 Graduates
- Micah Caswell, M.A.
- Sarah Jackson, Ph.D.
- Christopher Mapp, Ph.D.
- Lindsay Michalik, Ph.D.
- David Tarvin, Ph.D.
2012 – 2013 Graduates
- Brandon Bannon, Ph.D.
- Kaitlin Cannava, M.A.
- Mollye Deloach, M.A.
- Ariel Gratch, Ph.D.
- Emily Graves, M.A.
- Benjamin Haas, Ph.D.
- Jade Huell, Ph.D.
- Shaughan Keaton, Ph.D.
- Douglas Mungin, M.A.
- Michelle Pence, Ph.D.
- Raquel Robvais, M.A.
- Holley Vaughn, Ph.D.
2011 – 2012 Graduates
- Travis Brisini, Ph.D.
- Rya Butterfield, Ph.D.
- Savannah Ganster, M.A.
- Chris Gearhart, Ph.D.
- John LeBret, Ph.D.
- Brian Leslie, M.A.
- Danielle McGeough, Ph.D.
- Ryan McGeough, Ph.D.
- Joe Rhodes, Ph.D.
- Andrea Vickery, M.A.
- Brianne Waychoff, Ph.D.
2010 – 2011 Graduates
- Jennifer Erdely, Ph.D.
- Kerry Jenkins, MA.
- Lois Nemetz, Ph.D.
- Linda Shkreli, Ph.D.
- Rebecca Walker, Ph.D.