Current Graduate Students

Dana-Creasy-in-ClassroomDana Eugene Creasy

Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Education: BA, Mass Communications, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (2000). MA, Media and Communications, Temple University (2003). Research Interests: How visuals affect users and TV broadcasting history.
Creative interests: Photography, TV, film, and painting


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


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


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


bowles.pngVictoria Bowles

M.A. Student

Hometown: Fenton, MI
Bachelor's Degree: Journalism, Michigan State University 2016
Research interests: Political journalism and social media


boyd.pngPaige Boyd

M.A. Student

Hometown: Ecorse, MI
Bachelor's Degree: Journalism and Screen Studies, 2015, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Research interests: Radio broadcasting (entertainment & social issues)


 

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


bush.pngBridget Bush

M.A. Student

Hometown: Midland, Michigan
Bachelor's Degree: Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy, Michigan State University
Research interests: Political and International Journalism

 


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


marquitta-jrn.pngMarquitta Crichlow

M.A. Student
Hometown: Houston, TX
Bachelor's Degree: Health Studies, 2012
Research interests: Natural health, Science, Wellness and fitness

 


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


edara-rohitha.pngRohitha Edara

M.A. Student

Hometown: Hyderabad, India
Bachelor's Degree: Bachelor's of Arts, 2014, Mass Communication and Journalism + Post-Graduate Diploma, 2015, Journalism.
Research interests: Political and International Journalism.


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


krizmanich-collin-jrn.pngCollin Krizmanich

M.A. Student

Hometown: Howell, Michigan
Bachelor's Degree: MSU, 2012, Political Science
Research interests: Digital journalism with a focus on politics.


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

 

 


mika.pngMatt Mika

M.A. Student

Hometown: Victor, NY
Bachelor's Degree: B.A. Degree in Broadcast Journalism, 2013,
St. John Fisher College
Minor - Sport Management
Research interests: Sports Broadcasting


Greg-Monohan.jpgGreg Monahan

M.A. Student

Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Bachelor's Degree: GVSU 2011 — Broadcasting
Research interests: Broadcast journalism Environmental journalismSports journalism


Jordan-Noble-copy.jpgJordan Noble

M.A. Student

Hometown: Perry, Michigan
Bachelor's Degree: Photojournalism, Michigan State University, 2016
Research interests: Photojournalism, documentary and street photography, travel, creative nonfiction writing


orttenburger-marie.pngMarie Orttenburger

M.A. Student

Hometown: Iron Mountain, Michigan
Bachelor's Degree: Grand Valley State University, BA in English and Professional Writing, 2014.
Research interests: Environmental journalism, journalism and democracy, music journalism, political journalism


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


pavloski-daine.jpgDaine Pavloski

M.A. Student

Hometown: Rudyard, MI
Bachelor's Degree: 2013 B.A. Olivet College
Journalism and Mass Communication
Sports Psychology
Research interests: Sports Journalism

 


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


 

hopper-karen.jpgKaren Hopper Usher

M.A. Student

Hometown: Traverse City, MI
Bachelor's Degree: Religion, Politics at Mount Holyoke College, Class of 2006
Interests: television criticism, mental health and civil rights, crime documentaries, podcasting, equestrian journalism, Michigan literature, speculative fiction, knitting, and snorkeling.


vanfrankenhuyzen.pngKelly Vanfrankenhuyzen

M.A. Student

Hometown: Bath, MI
Bachelor's Degree: English Major (Elementary Minor) 2009
Research interests: Traveling, writing, photography, outdoors, running, hiking, animals, health and environment


yan-chao-2015-jrn.jpgChao Yan

M.A. Student

Hometown: Shanxi, China
Bachelor's Degree: 2015 B. A. Television Broadcasting Journalism, Shanghai University
Research interests: Portrayals of women in TV programs; Documentary

 


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