Recent Doctoral Graduates
2016 Doctoral Graduates
- Brown, Carl J. Affiliate Professor & Associate Director of Grave Valley State University Speech Lab, Grand Valley State University. Instructor-Student Classroom Interactions: An Experimental Study of Language, Sex-Difference, and Student Perceptions of Instructors.
- Hanson-Smith, Elizabeth. Youth Engagement Coordinator, Capital Area Tennis Association. Family Communication Motivating Athletics Over Generations: A Mixed Method Expansion of Self-Determination Theory.
- Mestayer, Colleen. Instructor, Tennessee Technological University. The Voice and Action of Service: Exploring Nonprofit Volunteerism from a Dual Perspective.
2015 Doctoral Graduates
- Dancy, Lindsey. Assistant Vice President & Corporate Training Officer, Community Bank. External Organizational Identification, Parasocial Relationships, and Social Media Use.
- French, Shaunda M. Associate Professor, Chadron State College. My Confidant, My Coworker: The Interpersonal Relationship of Work Spouses.
- Humphrey, Vernon F. Adjunct Professor, Columbus State. Overcoming the Loss of Nonverbal Cues Encountered by the Adventitiously Blind: Reconstructing Relationships and Identity.
- McGowan, Angela M. Assistant Professor, State University of New York, Fredonia. Encouraging Bipartisanship: Polarization and Civility as Rhetorical Tools for Ameliorating the U.S. Senate's Partisan Environment.
- Spann, Vikki, Y. Human Resource Director, Delta Health Center. Maximizin Doctor-Patient Communication of a Positive HIV/AIDS Test Result: A Best Practices Approach.
2013 Doctoral Graduates
- McLaughlin, Jennifer D. Assistant Professor, Southwest Mississippi Community College. The Use Of Humor For Emotion Management On The Job: An Exploration of 911 Communication Centers.
- King, Michael L. Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Southern Mississippi. Power of Speech Styles: A Relational Framing Perspective.
2012 Doctoral Graduates
- Dix, Andrew. Instructor, Middle Tennessee State University. Impression Rating Via Speed-dating: How a Single Communication Event Can Alter Perceptions of Another Individual.
- Schabot, Daniel E. Associate Professor, Tarrant County College. Jimmy Carter's Post-Presidential Rhetoric: Faith-Based Rhetoric and Human Rights Foreign Policy.
- Stafford, Paul, E. Assistant Professor, Tarleton State University. Interpersonal Relating: Investigating the Experience of Refriending.
- Smithson, Joy, N. Data Scientist, SchoolStatus. Financial Communication in Romantic Relationships.
- Rodriguez, Leslie, Y. Assistant Professor, Angela State University. Employee Racial Discrimination Complaints: Exploring Power Through Co-Cultural Theory.
- Richey, Patrick, G. Assistant Professor & Director of Forensics, Middle Tennessee State University. Unnecessary Evil: An Examination of Abu Ahraib Torture Photographs as Postcolonial Resistance Rhetoric.
2010 Doctoral Graduates
- Nelson, David R. Assistant Professor, Valdosta State University. Shock Rhetoric.
2009 Doctoral Graduates
- Glenn, Robert J. Professor, Owensboro Community College. An Investigation of the Persuasive Effects of Rhetorical Questions, Message Framing, and the ELM in Promoting Responsible Cell Phone Usage.
- Hammond, Erin. Professor, Faulkner State Community College. The 2008 United States Senate Elections: A Typology of Negative Themes on Candidate-Sponsored Websites.
- Guan, Yan. Consultant, Yixu (Beijing) Investment Management. A Cross-cultural Study of Intergenerational Communication in Workplaces.
- Woodrick, Rebecca. Title IX Coordinator, University of Southern Mississippi. A Case Study Analysis of Organizational Crisis Communication During Hurricane Katrina.
2008 Doctoral Graduates
- Rogers, Laura. Communication, Crisis, and Identity: Dialectical Tensions in Family Narratives about Hurricane Katrina.
- Mattina, Jane. Instructor, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The Influence of Verbal Aggressiveness and Verbal Argumentativeness on College Student Leadership Styles.
- Pacheco, George. Assistant Professor, Angelo State University. Rhetoric with Humor: An Analysis of Hispanic/Latino Comedians' Uses of Humor .
- Verdon, Theron Allen. Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Oneonta. Attacking Ethos: The Use of Strategic Uncertainty in the 2004 Election.
- Jones, Kyle. Pregnancy Support Centers' Use of Fetal Ultrasound Images as Rhetoric.
2007 Doctoral Graduates
- Steen, Susan L. Director of International Programs, University of Southern Mississippi. An Investigation of the Impact of Disclosure on the Re-entry Experience of American Study-Abroad Students.
- Lee, Carolyn Kyyhkynen. Leadership and Social Influence in Response to a Communication Crisis.
- Ramsey, Matthew. Visiting Assistant Professor, Arkansas State University. Organizational Identification and Concertive Control.
2006 Doctoral Graduates
- Stark, Heather Grace. Communication Experiences of Pregnant Women: An Exploratory Investigation.
2005 Doctoral Graduates
- Knight, Misty Lynn. Instructor of Communications, University of the Ozarks. From Private to Public Life: Rhetoric of First Ladies in Their First Year.
2004 Doctoral Graduates
- Franklin, William Cole. Associate Professor of Communication Arts, Louisiana College. Ice Cream for Eskimos: The Role of Competent Sales Delivery in Marketer Success.
- Phukanchana, Thitirat. Ramlhamhaeng University; Bangkok Thailand. Strategic Uses of Humor in the Workplace: A Comparative Study Between Thais and Americans.
- Cheng, Chuan-chuan. Assistant Professor, Tzu Chi University; Taiwan. The Effect of Culture on the Use of Silence in Marital Conflict.
2003 Doctoral Graduates
- Thompson, Stephanie. Assistant Professor, Xavier University. Creating a Contemporary Organization Culture Through Press Release Rhetoric: The United Farm Workers.
- Huebner, Thomas. Dean of Admissions, Carson Newman College. Lay Perceptions of Argument Quality.
- Henderson, Mark. Assistant Professor, Jackson State University. The Impression Formation Effect of Bragging: The Role of Participant Gender, Participant Race, and Speaker Race.
- Lindley, Giles. Pastor, United Methodist Church, Pontotoc, Mississippi. Symbols in Sacred Space: A Rhetorical Analysis of Church Sanctuaries.
- George, Merry. Assistant Professor, Pikesville College. The Social Myth As Structurational Rhetoric: A Model for Analyzing the Rhetorical Texts of the Heaven's Gate Cult.
- O'Donnell, Doran. Assistant Professor, University of Louisiana, Alexandria. The Sharing of Humor: Sympathetic and Empathetic Uses of Humor.
- Hawkins, Ann. Implementation Specialist, Jenzabar, Inc. Evaluational Consequences of Speech Rate, Language Intensity, and Powerful/Powerless Speech Styles.