M.A./Ph.D. Placements

This is a partial list of the initial jobs taken by Ph.D. alumni from UW’s Department of Communication (since 2004), as well as its predecessors, the Department of Speech Communication and the School of Communications.

2020

  • Anjuli Brekke, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside
  • Lauren Fine, User Experience Researcher at Facebook
  • Yunkang Yang, Post-doctoral Research Scientist at Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs

2019

  • Matthew Adeiza, Design Researcher, Microsoft
  • Beth Bollinger, Clinical Research Scientist, Seattle Children’s
  • Margaret Fesenmaier, Research Consultant, City of Seattle
  • Tanya Oishi, UX Researcher, Facebook
  • Samantha Shorey, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin
  • Collin Syfert, Assistant Professor of English Studies, Fitchburg State University

2018

  • Matthew Bellinger, Assistant Professor of Communication, Seattle Pacific University
  • Elodie Fichet, Marketing Communications Manager at PowerA
  • Ruth Moon Mari, Assistant Professor of Media and Public Affairs, Louisiana State University
  • Anissa Tanweer, Research Scientist in Human-Centered Data Science, University of Washington E-Science Institute
  • Samuel Woolley, Assistant Professor of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin

2017

  • Jennifer McClearen, Visiting Lecturer in Media Studies, University of Texas at Austin
  • Carolyn Nielsen, Associate Professor, Western Washington University
  • Liz Parks, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

2016

  • Will Mari, Assistant Professor, Northwest University
  • Miles Coleman, Instructor of Digital Technologies and Culture, Seattle University
  • Courtney Johnson, Research Associate, Pew Research Center, Washington DC

2015

  • Jackie Harvey-Knowles, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • Margeaux Lippman Hoskins, Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Elizabeth Parks, Assistant Professor of Speech Communication, Central Oregon Community College

2014

  • Pamela Pietrucci, Postdoctoral Fellow, Northeastern University, Boston
  • Lauren [Archer] Kolodziejski, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Meara Faw, Assistant Professor, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University
  • Brittany Fiore-Silfvast, Postdoctoral Fellow, Data Science Ethnographer, University of Washington
  • Muzammil Hussain, Assistant Professor at U. Michigan, Communication Studies
  • Luis Santana, Fundacion Democracia y Desarrollo (Democracy and Development Foundation) in Santiago, Chile

2013

  • Nancy Bixler, Adjunct Faculty at Skagit Valley College
  • Luisa Hunker, Assistant Librarian at Central Wyoming College, and Senior Field Instructor and Course Leader at National Outdoor Leadership School
  • Justin Reedy, Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma
  • Amoshaun Toft, Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Bothell
  • Anjali Vats, Assistant Professor at Indiana U, Dept of Communication and Culture
  • Lindsey Meeks, Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma
  • Li Liu, Full-time Instructor, Bellevue College
  • Michael Barthel, Research Associate, Pew Research Center
  • Jason Gilmore, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Utah State University

2012

  • Margaret Achterman, Assistant Professor of Communication at Seattle Pacific University
  • Katherine Bell, Assistant Professor, California State University, East Bay
  • Rebecca Clark, Lecturer at California State University, Northridge
  • Tabitha Hart, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, San José State University
  • Katherine Knobloch, Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Center for Public Deliberation, Department of Communication Studies, Colorado State University
  • Elizabeth Scherman, Communications Instructor, Bates College, Tacoma; Lecturer, University of Washington Tacoma
  • John Crowley, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Colorado State University
  • Vanessa Au, Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Communication, University of Washington

2011

  • Manoucheka Celeste, Assistant Professor, Comparative Ethnic Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • John Harris, Associate Professor, Department of Journalism, Western Washington University
  • Deen Freelon, Assistant Professor, School of Communication, American University
  • Mark Hungerford, Lecturer, Department of Communication, University of New Hampshire
  • Nate Johnson, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Purdue University
  • Madhavi Murty, 2011-2012 postdoctoral fellow, Yale University
  • Penny Sheets, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Science, University of Amsterdam
  • Fahed Al-Sumait, Assistant Professor, Department of Mass Communication at the Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait

2010

  • Meghan Dougherty, Assistant Professor, School of Communication, Loyola University Chicago
  • Jamie Moshin, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Media Studies, Co-director of Forensics, Marietta College, Ohio
  • Jonathan Tomhave, Assistant Professor, Departments of Anthropology and Radio, Television and Film, University of North Texas
  • Chris Wells, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Madison-Wisconsin
  • Mary Lynn Veden, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, University of Arkansas

2009

  • Ben Crosby, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Iowa State University
  • Jessica Harvey, Assistant Professor, the Communication Program, St. Vincent College
  • Andrea Elizabeth Hickerson, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York
  • Julie Homchick, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Western Washington University
  • Leah Sprain, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies Department, Colorado State University

2008

  • Giorgia Aiello, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Ted Coopman, Lecturer, Communication Studies, Television, Radio, Film & Theatre, San Jose State University
  • Sheryl Cunningham, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio
  • Sara Docan-Morgan, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
  • Tony Docan-Morgan, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
  • Kate Dunsmore, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, The College at Florham, Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey
  • Irina Gendelman, Assistant Professor, Instructional Design, Saint Martin’s University, Lacey, Washington
  • Timothy J. Pasch, Assistant Professor, Communication Program, University of North Dakota

2007

  • Lynne M. Baab, Lecturer, Department of Theology and Religious Studies,
  • University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Jay Leighter, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Adrienne Massanari, Assistant Professor New and Digital Media, School of Communication, Loyola University Chicago
  • Tema Milstein, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication & Journalism, University of New Mexico

2006

  • Laura Welser Black, Assistant Professor, School of Communication Studies, Ohio University
  • Ying-Chia Hazel Lin, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Arts, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan

2005

  • Yun Ding, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Tennessee Tech University
  • Danielle Endres, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, University of Utah
  • Li-Ting Ho, Lecturer, Department of Mass Communication, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Richard P. Jackson, Instructor, Communication/Journalism Department, Seattle Pacific University
  • Melissa D. Meade, Assistant Professor, Humanities, Colby-Sawyer College, New Hampshire.
  • D. Travers Scott, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Clemson University, South Carolina
  • Kevin Wang, Assistant Professor, College of Communication, Butler University, Indianapolis
  • Saskia Witteborn, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism & Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Michael Xenos, Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2004

  • Eve-Anne Doohan, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of San Francisco
  • Cindy King, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Management and Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California
  • Catherine Jane White, Lecturer, University of South Australia, Magill, Australia

2003

  • Karan Dawson, Senior Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, University of Washington

2002

  • Todd Kelshaw, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Montclair State University
  • Jody Koenig (Kellas), Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Kevin Sager, Assistant Professor, State University of New York (SUNY), Brockport

2001

  • Douglas Bicket, Assistant Professor, Communication, SUNY – Geneseo
  • Aaron Delwiche, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Trinity College
  • Alex Halavais, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, SUNY – Buffalo
  • Cathy Ferrand Bullock, Assistant Professor, Journalism and Communication, Utah State University
  • Melissa Wall, Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism, California State University – Northridge
  • Dave Winterstein, Visiting Assistant Professor, Global Media Studies, Denison College

2000

  • Jeff St. John, Assistant Professor, School of Communication Studies, Ohio University
  • Kristin Moran, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of San Diego
  • Jennifer A. Peeples, Assistant Professor, Department of Languages, Philosophy and Speech Communication, Utah State University
  • Alan Razee, Lecturer, Speech Communication, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Aimee Carrillo Rowe, Assistant Professor, Rhetoric Department, University of Iowa

1999

  • Patricia O. Covarrubias, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication & Journalism, The University of New Mexico
  • James A. Janack, Assistant Professor of Communication, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
  • April Trees, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, University of Colorado at Boulder

1998

  • Elise J. Dallimore, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Northeastern University
  • Daniel Dolan, Assistant Professor, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Global Communications, International University of Japan
  • Jane Macoubrie, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, North Carolina State
  • John M. Marrs, Instructor, Journalism Department, Everett Community College
  • Katsuyuki Miyahira, Faculty, Language and Communication Science, University of the Ryukyus
  • Tasha Souza, Assistant Professor, Communication, Humboldt State University

1997

  • Eric Aoki, Associate Professor, Communication Studies, Colorado State University
  • Susan J. Balter-Reitz, Assistant Professor, Communication and Theater, Montana State University – Billings
  • Michael L. Bruner, Assistant Professor, Communication, Georgia State University
  • Sandra Cross, Chair, Speech Communication Department, Edmonds Community College
  • Lorelle Jabs, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Journalism, Seattle Pacific University
  • Kevin Kawamoto, Associate Professor, School of Communications, University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Jeff Kerssen-Griep, Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director, Communication Studies, University of Portland
  • Joanne Lisosky, Associate Professor, Communication and Theater, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Michaela Winchatz, Visiting Professor, Department of Communication, DePaul University

1996

  • Jeff Bullock, President & Professor, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary
  • Lisa Coutu, Senior Lecturer, Department of Communication, University of Washington
  • Karen E. Zediker, Visiting Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, University of Puget Sound

1995

  • Jennifer Henderson, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Trinity College
  • Ruth Huwe, Lecturer, UW Business School, University of Washington
  • Rick Jackson, Instructor, Communication and Journalism, Seattle Pacific University
  • Floyd McKay, Professor, Journalism, Western Washington University
  • Kyle Nicholas, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Old Dominion University

1994

  • Claudette Artwick, Associate Professor, Department of Journalism, Washington and Lee University
  • Cheryl Jorgensen-Earp, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Lynchburg College
  • Robert Reid, Associate Professor, Speech Communication Department, University of Dubuque, Iowa
  • Mary Fong, Professor, Communication Studies, California State University – San Bernardino
  • James D. Gallagher, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, New Mexico State University – Alamogordo
  • Katherine Hendrix, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of Memphis

1993

  • Diane Borden, Executive Assist. to President and Professor, School of Communication, San Diego State
  • Natalie Dollar, Associate Professor, Academic Programs and Student Affairs, Oregon State University
  • Jennifer MacLennan, D.K. Seaman Chair, Communication, College of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan
  • James Tallmon, Professor, Theodore Roosevelt Honors and Leadership Program, Dickinson State University, Dikinson, ND
  • Gary L. Ruud, Associate Professor, College of Communications, California State University – Fullerton

1992

  • Edward S. Inch, Professor and Chair, Department of Communication & Theatre, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Gerianne Merrigan, Professor, Speech and Communication Studies, San Francisco State University
  • David Vergobbi, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of Utah

1991

  • Nancy Rivenburgh, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of Washington

1990

  • Barbara Clinton, Chair, Speech Communication Department, Highline Community College
  • Tomas Guillen, Assistant Professor, Communication Department, Seattle Pacific University
  • Lisa St. Clair “Kerric” Harvey, Associate Professor, School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University

1989

  • Kristine Fitch, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Communication Studies, University of Iowa
  • Bradford J. Hall, Chair, Professor, Communication and Journalism, University of New Mexico
  • Thomas J. Johnson, Professor, School of Journalism, Southern Illinois University
  • Robert McChesney, Professor, Institute of Communication Research, University of Illinois – Champaign Urbana

1988

  • Susan Poulsen, Interim Chair, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Portland State University

1987

  • Ann Darling, Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Communication, University of Utah
  • Debra L. Sequeira, Professor, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Communication and Journalism, Seattle Pacific University

1986

  • Tim Gleason, Dean and Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon
  • Jay Hamilton, Assistant Professor, Department of Advertising and Public Relations, University of Georgia – Athens

1985

  • Stephen Ponder, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon
  • Vickie Ropp, Instructor, Speech Communication Department, Highline Community College

1984

  • Donal Carbaugh, Professor, Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
  • Leona Eggert, Professor Emeritus, Psychological and Community Health Department, School of Nursing, University of Washington

1983

  • John C. Adams, Visiting Professor, Rhetoric and Communication, Hamilton College
  • Jeremy Cohen, Professor and Associate Professor Vice Provost, College of Communication, Pennsylvania State University
  • Tamar Katriel, Associate Professor, Communication, Haifa University
  • Janice Peck, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Colorado
  • Michael Parks, Instructor, Journalism, Pierce College
  • George Ray, Professor, Department of Communication, Cleveland State University

1981

  • Charles Braithwaite, Senior Lecturer, Department of Communication Studies, University of Nebraska

1980

  • Lauren Kessler, Professor, School of Journalism & Communication, University of Oregon

1979

  • Barbara Cloud, Vice Provost and Professor, Hank Greenspun School of Communication, University of Nevada – Las Vegas

1978

  • Gerald Baldasty, Professor and Chair, Department of Communication, University of Washington
  • Betty Houchin Winfield, Curators’ Professor, Missouri School of Journalism, University of Missouri

1973

  • Jerilyn McIntyre, President and Professor, Department of Communication, Central Washington University
  • Roger Simpson, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of Washington