Current Graduate Students

baykaldiSevgi Baykaldi

Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Ankara, Turkey
Education: BA. Bilkent University, American Culture and Literature.
Research/creative interests: public diplomacy, political communication, international affairs, crisis communication, social media


chenWeiyue Chen

Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Xi'an, China
Education: B.A. in Business Administration, Nankai University, 2013. M.A. in Communication, Tsinghua University, 2016.
Research interests: Media economics and management.


 

duanRan Duan

Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Tianjin, China
Education: 2012: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication, Shandong University, China. 2014: Master of Arts in Journalism, Michigan State University.
Research interests: environmental, science and risk communication.


francisJessica Francis

Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Rochester, NY
Education: 2007 B.A. in English from SUNY Geneseo in Geneseo, NY. 2012 M.S. in Communication and Media Technologies from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, NY.
Research interests: Entrepreneurial Journalism, Media Use and Political Efficacy, Health Communication


hussain1Syed Ali Hussain

Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Islamabad, Pakistan
Education: 2002-BA: Management Sciences. 2013-MA: Health & Risk Communication.
Research interests: Health, Mother and Child Health Communication


joseph.jpgMichele Joseph

Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Lockport, NY
Education: 1999 B.A. Oakwood University, Communications
2001 M.S. J Northwestern University, Journalism
Research interests: Media business models


kanver.jpgDuygu Kanver

Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey
Education: 2011 B.A. Bogazici University (Istanbul, Turkey) - English Language and Literature
2013 M.A. Michigan State University - Journalism
Research interests: Freedom of expression (press rights) and Social media and journalism


morgan.jpgJonathan Scott Morgan

Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Orient, OH
Education: B.A. 1998 Wittenberg University, Computer Science, minors in Mathematics and Non-Fiction Writing.
M.A. 2005 New York University, - Newspaper Journalism
Research interests: Journalism networks


nieves1.jpgYadira Nieves

Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Education: 2008 MA University of Puerto Rico
School of Communication
Major: Journalism

2002 BAUniversity of Puerto Rico
School of Communication
Major: Public Communication
Minor: Foreign Languages


oh.jpgPyeongseon Oh

Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Seoul, Korea
Education: 2001-B.A. Kyung Hee University, English Literature, Seoul, Korea
2007-MA: Ball State University, Communication, Muncie, Indiana
Research interests: Political Journalism


 

parksPerry Parks

Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Dearborn, Mich.
Education: B.A. and M.S. in Journalism, Northwestern University, 1994.
Research Interests: Public affairs journalism; science journalism; journalism pedagogy; cultural, critical and historical methods


 

zhao-peng.jpgZhao Peng

Ph.D. Student

Hometown: JingDezhen, Jiangxi Province, China
Education: B.A., 2014, Yunnan University of Finance and Economics
Research interests: CCTV news coverage of Latin America the state of journalistic interviewing


 

thamSamuel M. Tham

Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Singapore
Education: B. A. Truman State University, Communication, 2002. M.A. University of Missouri, Journalism - Strategic Communication Emphasis, 2014
Research Interests: Advertising Avoidance, Decision Making, Communication Technology


Tony Van Witsen

Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Lansing, MI
Education: S Illinois Institute of Technology, Photography
Research interests: The relationship between science and mass communication How does a scientific discovery come to be seen as a particular kind of controversy or social problem? What role do media play?
Outside interests: Writing, backpacking, ice climbing


268.jpegBryce Airgood

M.A. Student

Hometown: Sturgis, Michigan
Bachelor's Degree:Journalism, Michigan State University
Research interests: Immigration, foreign affairs, print, radio, and online journalism

 


ali.pngPechulano Ali

M.A. Student

Hometown: Bamenda, NW, Cameroon
Bachelor's Degree: 2014- B.Sc. Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Buea, Cameroon
Research interests: Development, and International Journalism, Documentary Production


beeker-trixie-2015-jrn.jpgTrixi Ayahr Beeker

M.A. Student

Hometown: Haslett, Michigan
Education:1987 - B.A. Double Major in Psychology and German, MSU
1999 - MSc Information Technology, University of Paisley, Paisley, Scotland, UK
2005 - MSc, Fisheries and Wildlife, MSU
Research interests: Multi-Media Environmental Journalism for Children & Universal Design for Learning in online environmental science courses via inclusion of diverse media sources


 

Loryn-Bryson-e1479837064203.jpgLoryn Bryson

M.A. Student

Hometown: Grand Blanc, MI
Bachelor's Degree: B.A. Communication Arts (Public Relations/Journalism) and English, Wilmington College
Research and Creative interests: Sports Journalism/ Sports Broadcasting and Women's studies


tony.jpgTony Cepak

M.A. Student

Hometown: East Lansing, MI
Bachelor's Degree: B.S. Central Michigan University
Journalism/Photography
Research interests: New-Media, Video, International Affairs


lily.jpgLily Chatterjee

M.A. Student

Hometown: East Lansing, MI
Bachelor's Degree: 1996 B.A. Journalism, emphasis in Photojournalism, MSU
Research interests: Documentary studies


davis.pngTaya Davis-Remier

M.A. Student

Hometown: Fishers, IN
Bachelor's Degree: Film, Television, and Theatre - '16
Research interests: Sports Journalism and Sports Broadcasting


 

habrelKate Habrel

M.A. Student
Hometown: Wales, Wisconsin
Education: B.A. UW-La Crosse, English Rhetoric with Creative Writing minor, 2016. Research/creative interests: Environmental and space science journalism, classical music.


 

howell.pngAlexis Howell

M.A. Student

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Bachelor's Degree: Journalism, Michigan State University
Research interests: Print Journalism, Journalism Education, TV News, Social Media


 

Daishonai-Jackson-copy.jpgDaishonai Jackson

M.A. Student

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Bachelor's Degree: Bachelor of Arts English (2016)
Creative interests: Television, Film, Theatre, Fitness, Music, Social Media, Spoken Word Poetry, and Radio Broadcasting


liu.jpgYuehan Liu

M.A. Student

Hometown: Guangzhou, China
Bachelor's Degree: Journalism, Michigan State University
Research interests: Visual communication, International journalism, and Journalism education


tj-2-copy.jpegTara Mesyn

M.A. Student

Hometown: Romeo, MI
Bachelor's Degree: Journalism and PR, Michigan State University, 2003
Research interests: Photography, design, and traveling

 

 


otte.pngColleen Otte

M.A. Student

Hometown: Elk Rapids, MI
Bachelor's Degree: Journalism, Michigan State University
Research interests: Environmental, science and health journalism; travel journalism; photojournalism; graphic design


saripalli.pngShruti Saripalli

M.A. Student

Hometown: Hyderabad, India
Bachelor's Degree: Architecture, Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University
Journalism & Mass Communication, Sikkim Manipal University
Research interests: Political Journalism, International Journalism and Travel Journalism


CARL-STODDARD-02A.jpgCarl Stoddard

M.A. Student

Hometown: Montrose, Michigan
Bachelor's Degree: BA Journalism, MSU, 1972
Research interests: Environmental and economic development issues in the Great Lakes Region


RashadTimmons.jpegRashad Timmons

M.A. Student

Hometown: Detroit, MI
Bachelor's Degree: B.A. Major, University, and Year Graduated: Journalism, Michigan State University, 2015
Research interests: Social Media, Online communities, Black Feminism, Black Queer Studies


carin.pngCarin Tunney

M.A. Student

Hometown: Haslett, MI
Bachelor's Degree: Journalism, University of Maryland - 1997
Research interests: State of the Media


wangMin Wang

Hometown: Beijing, China
Education: B.A. Hebei University of Technology & Winona State University, English, 2016
Research/creative interests: Alternative/Subcultural community, Event Management, Multimedia, Web Design.

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