Graduate Student Profiles
May Brags about CMS Graduate Students
In some order, but not order of importance, of course.
Rudy Pett, William Thomas and Hilary Schlimbach finished their MA degrees Spring, 2013.
Elizabeth Glowacki finished her MA in May, 2013 and will be joining us for her doctoral studies.
Doctoral graduates for Fall 2012 are Trey Guinn, Katie Kapurch and Leah Ross and for Spring 2013 are Tatsuya Imai, Preeti Mudliar, Clariza Ruiz De Castilla, Lynsey Romo, and Andy Tollison.
Honor’s Day recipients:
Outstanding First Year Student: Emiko Taniguchi
Outstanding MA Student: Elizabeth Glowacki
Outstanding Ph.D. Student: Ashley Muddiman
Outstanding Graduate Student Citizen: Mary Anne Taylor
AI Teaching Award: Lynsey Romo and Kristin Stimpson
TA Teaching Award: Jenna Hanchey
Graduate School Named Continuing Fellowship: Josh Scacco
Jesse H. Jones Fellowship: Stephanie Dailey
Angie Pastorek, Ashley Barrett, and Jeff Birdsell are a UT website feature story highlighting their success with service learning in CMS 310K. They also won a 2013 Academic Service Learning Award from the Longhorn Center for Civic Engagement Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at UT.
Job announcements beginning Fall 2013:
Nick Brody will be starting as an Assistant Professor at the University of Puget Sound, OR.
Katie Kapurch has accepted a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Children's and Adolescent Literature in the Department of English at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
Tiara Na'puti who has accepted a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Intercultural communication at Pepperdine University.
Ashley Mack McCann has accepted a full time lecturer position with Louisiana State University in the Women and Gender Studies Department.
Ashley Muddiman has taken a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in the Communication & Journalism Department at the University of Wyoming.
Michael Moode has accepted a position of Assistant Professor of Speech Communication with Lone Star College, Kingwood, TX.
Charee Moody Thompson will be starting at Ohio University as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the School of Communication Studies.
Lynsey Kluver Romo is an incoming tenure-track assistant professor of interpersonal health communication at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.
Love, B., Moskowitz, M. C., Crook, B., & Thompson, C. M., Donovan-Kicken, E., Stegenga, K., Macpherson, C. F., & Johnson, R. H. (in press). Defining adolescent and young adult (AYA) exercise and nutrition needs: Concerns communicated in a digital cancer support community. Patient Education and Counseling.
Dailey, R. M., Thompson, C. M., & Romo, L. K. (in press). Mother-teen communication about weight management. Health Communication.
Brody, N., & Peña, J. (2012). Face threatening messages and attraction in social networking sites: Reconciling strategic self-presentation with negative online perceptions. In C. Cunninghamn (Ed.), Social Networking and Impression Management: Self-Presentation in the Digital Age (pp. 205-226). Rowan: Lexington.
Dailey, R. M., Brody, N., LeFebvre, L., & Crook, B. (In Press). Charting changes in commitment: Trajectories of on-again/off-again relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.
Cheney, G., Christensen, L. T., & Dailey, S. L. (in press). Communicating identity and identification in and around organizations. In L. L. Putnam & D. K. Mumby (Eds.), The Handbook of Organizational Communication (3rd ed.). Sage.
Clariza Ruiz De Castilla and Zazil Reyes Garcia published "From Sexual Siren to Race Traitor: Condoleeza Rice" in Political Cartoons in Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation (Bloomsburg Publishing) In March 2013.
LeFebvre, L., & Blackburn, K. (2013). Choosing Emma’s ending: Exploring the intersection of small and big stories, antenarrative, and narrative. Narrative Inquiry, 22(2), 211-225. doi:10.1075/ni.22.2.01lef
Peña, J., & Blackburn, K. (in press).The priming effects of virtual environments on interpersonal perceptions and behaviors. Journal of Communication.
Ashley Mack McCann has article coming out soon in the Journal of Homosexuality in July Volume 60 entitled: "Destabilizing Science from the Right: The Rhetoric of Heterosexual Victimhood in the 2008 World Health Organization HIV/AIDS Controversy."
Roy Christopher a chapter accepted for Routledge's forthcoming edited collection, 'Companion to Remix Studies'.
“Identity Crisis: How Strategically Ambiguous Mission Statements Impact Stakeholder Perceptions of Non-Profit Organizations,” Angie Pastorek and Melissa Murphy, Awarded Top Student Paper, Applied Communication Division, National Communication Association annual conference, Orlando, FL, November 2012.
Sarah Zaitchik had a Top Paper awarded at ECA this year in Pittsburg, PA entitled "Marital Engagement as the Hero’s Journey: An Application of Campbell’s Monomyth"
Jenna Hanchey received the Top Student Paper in Rhetoric and Public Address at the Western States Communication Association conference in February 2013 for a paper entitled "Making a Difference: The Politics of Knowledge and Learning in Narratives of ‘Effective’ Peace Corps Service"
Jenna Hanchey received a Top Four Student Paper in Intercultural Communication for the paper entitled "Having the Power to Empower: The Raced and Gendered Basis of American Exceptionalism" at the Western States Communication Association conference in February 2013.
Brody, N. Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Public and Private Pronoun Usage in Relationship Breakup Accounts, NCA, Orlando, Nov. 2012 Top Four paper in the Interpersonal Division
Blackburn, K. Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Public and Private Pronoun Usage in Relationship Breakup Accounts, NCA, Orlando, Nov. 2012 Top Four paper in the Interpersonal Division
Faina, J. Ironic Casuistries: Toward a Burkean Theory of Comedy, NCA, Orlando, Nov. 2012, Top paper in the Kenneth Burke Society Division
Generous, M. A., Frei, S. S., Houser, M. L. Instructor Swearing in the College Classroom: Exploring the possibility of Positive and Negative Reactions from Students, Paper Presented at the Central States Communication Association, Kansas City, April 2013. Top Paper Panel in Communication Education.
Hanchey, J. Making a Difference: The Politics of Knowledge and Learning in Narratives of 'Effective' Peace Corps Service, WSCA, Reno, Feb. 2013 Top Student Paper in Rhetoric and Public Address
Hanchey, J. Having the Power to Empower: The Raced and Gendered Basis of American Exceptionalism, WSCA, Reno, Feb. 2013 Top Four Student Paper in Intercultural Communication
LeFebvre, L. Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Public and Private Pronoun Usage in Relationship Breakup Accounts, NCA, Orlando, Nov. 2012 Top Four paper in the Interpersonal Division
McGlone, M. S., & LeFebvre, L. E. (2013). Drugs cause benefits, side effects just happen: Strategic linguistic agency assignment in direct-to-consumer drug advertising. Top Three Papers in the Language and Social Interaction Interest Group presented at the Western Communication Association Conference, Reno, Nevada.
Mack, R. Haters Gonna Hate: Media Anti-Fandom as Burkean Scapegoating, Western Communication Association, Reno, NV, 2013 Top Paper in the Media Studies Division
Murphy, M. Identity Crisis: How Strategically Ambiguous Mission Statements Impact Community Stakeholder Perceptions of Non-profit Organizations, NCA, Orlando, Nov. 2012 Top Three Student Papers in Applied Communication
Pastorek, A. Identity Crisis: How Strategically Ambiguous Mission Statements Impact Community Stakeholder Perceptions of Non-profit Organizations, NCA, Orlando, Nov. 2012 Top Three Student Papers in Applied Communication
Reyes García, Z. 'Sweeter than Candy. Better than Cake:' Contemporary Blackface and the Commodification of Racialized Bodies, NCA, Orlando, Nov. 2012 Top Paper African American Communication and Culture Division
Reyes García, Z Faceless and mute: Disciplining women in Mexico’s El Mañanero, NCA, Orlando, Nov. 2012 Top paper La Raza Caucus
Ruiz De Castilla, C. Citizenship in the Sunshine State: Florida News Coverage on Arizona’s SB 1070, NCA, Orlando, Nov. 2012 Top paper in the '“Communication and COMMunity in the Sunshine State” Division
Stephens, M. Can Improv Build Skills in the Basic Course? Yes, and... it Can be a Lot of Fun, Too, NCA, Orlando, Nov. 2012 Top Paper Basic Course Division
Zaitchik, S. (2013). Marital engagement as the hero’s journey: an application of Campbell’s monomyth. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Eastern Communication Association, Pittsburgh, PA. Top Three Paper
Roy Christopher was invited to present his paper "Replicant Youth: Nostalgia, Memory, and Identity in Hip-hop" at the Teach-In: "Remixing the Art of Social Change" taking place at Howard University, July 12 – 14, 2013.