Graduate Program Alumni

MA Graduates

Ashley Brannan

Ashley Brannan earned her MA in communication at UConn in 2020. She is now a Digital Marketing Specialist at Community Boost.

Louvins Pierre

Louvins Pierre earned his MA in Communication at UConn in 2020. He is now pursuing his doctorate in Communication at UConn.

 

Chen Ye

Chen Ye earned her MA in Communication at UConn in 2018. She is now pursuing her doctorate in Communication at UConn.

 

Seth McCullock

Seth McCullock earned his MA in Communication at UConn in 2018. He went on to pursue a doctorate at Purdue University.

Bryan Vanco

Bryan Vanco earned his MA in Communication at UConn in 2015. He is now Quality Assurance Analyst at The Mx Group.

Elizabeth Golas

Elizabeth Golas earned her MA in Communication at UConn in 2014. She is now Research Manager at KJT Group.

 

Hongliang Chen

Hongliang Chen earned his MA in Communication at UConn in 2013. He is now  Social Science Research Associate at The University of Texas at Austin.

Jamie Harris

Jamie Harris earned her MA in Communication at UConn in 2012. She is now Editorial Content Lead at IBM.

Jenna Hickman

Jenna Hickman earned her MA in Communication at UConn in 2010. She is now Director Project Management at Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.

Brianna Diaz

Brianna Diaz earned her MA in Communication at UConn in 2010. She is now associate director of Communications in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn.

Victor Bilgen

Victor Bilgen earned his MA in Marketing Communication at UConn in 2010. He is now Managing Partner at McChrystal Team Science.

  

PhD Graduates

Alyce Veins

Alyce Veins earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2021. She is a quantitative researcher on the Public Service Research Recruitment Team at Fors Marsh Group.

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Emily Hutter

Emily Hutter earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2021. She is a post-doctoral teaching associate at Northeastern University

Ayanna Eastman

Ayanna Eastman earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2021. She is an assistant professor at Southern Adventist University

Kara McGillicuddy

Kara McGillicuddy earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2020. She is an instructional designer at Renssalaer Polytechnic Institutue.

Brenda Rourke

Brenda Rourke earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2020. She is an assistant professor at Northwest Missouri State University.

Ryan Allred 

Ryan Allred earned his PhD in Communication at UConn in 2020. He is an assistant professor at University of Wisconsin-Osh Kosh.

Maria DelGreco

Maria DelGreco earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2020. She is a quantitative researcher on the Health Communication Research and Strategy Team at Fors Marsh Group.

Ambyre Ponivas

Ambyre Ponivas earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2020. She is an assistant professor at Young Harris College in Georgia.

Xiaowen Xu

Xiaowen Xu earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2020. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Strategic Communication at Butler University.

Adam Rainear

Adam Rainear earned his PhD in Communication at UConn in 2019. He is an assistant professor at West Chester University.

Kim Embacher

Kim Embacher Martin earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2019. She is an assistant professor at Rhode Island College.

Maggie Bennett

Maggie Bennett earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2019. She was a visiting assistant professor at University of the Pacific. Now, she is a postdoctoral researcher at the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University

Erin Waggoner 

Erin Waggoner earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2018. She is an assistant professor at Longwood University.

Zhan Xu 

Zhan Xu earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2018. She is an assistant professor at Northern Arizona University.

Anuraj Dhillon

Anuraj Dhillon earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2018. She is an assistant professor at California Polytechnic State University.

 

Christina DeVoss 

Christina DeVoss earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2018. She is an assistant professor at John Carroll University.

Deya Roy

Deya Roy earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2017. She is a post-doctoral teaching associate in Communication Studies at Northeastern University.

Tai-Yee Wu 

Tai-Yee Wu earned his PhD in Communication at UConn in 2017. He is an assistant professor at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan.

Linda Dam

Linda Dam earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2016. She is an assistant professor at University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

Joshua Fishlock 

Joshua Fishlock earned his PhD in Communication at UConn in 2016. He is an assistant professor at Arizona State University at Lake Havasu.

Sara Stifano

Sara (Picklesimer) Stifano earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2016. Now she is an assistant professor in-residence in Communication at UConn.

Tao Ma

Tao Ma earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2016. She is an assistant professor at Winona State University.

Yerina Ranjit 

Yerina Ranjit earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2016. She was a post-doctoral research associate at Yale University School of Medicine. Now, She is an assistant professor at the University of Missouri.

 

Kyle Hull

Kyle Hull earned his PhD in Communication at UConn in 2015. He is an assistant professor at Aquinas College in Michigan.

Yi Wang

Yi Wang earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2015. She is an assistant professor of communication at University of Louisville.

 

Melanie Savelli

Melanie Savelli earned her PhD in Communication at UConn in 2015. She is an associate professor of communication at Southern Connecticut State University.

Christopher Clemens

Christopher Clemens earned his PhD in Communication at UConn in 2013. He is an associate Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State University.

Daniel Hunt

Daniel Hunt earned his PhD in Communication at UConn in 2012. He is an Associate Professor of Communication at Worcester State University.

Milton Stokes

Milton Stokes earned his PhD in Communication at UConn in 2012. He is Global Lead, Public Affairs and Issues Management at Bayer Crop Science.

Rory McGloin

Rory McGloin earned his PhD in Communication at UConn in 2011. He is an associate Professor of Communication at UConn.

head and shoulders photo of Steve Stifano

Stephen Stifano

Stephen Stifano earned his PhD in Communication at UConn in 2011. He is an Associate Professor in-Residence of Communication at UConn.

Robert Walker

Robert Walker earned his PhD in Communication at UConn in 2006. He is an Owner and Clinical Director of Robert A. Walker and Associates at Counseling and Consulting Center Inc