Melissa Meade successfully defends dissertation proposal

Melissa Meade, who previously passed her preliminary examinations, on April 30, 2013 successfully defended her dissertation proposal. The title of the dissertation is “The Shadow of ‘King Coal’ Ethnic relations, Communication and Violence in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania.” The members of her …


Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri successfully defends dissertation proposal

Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri, who previously passed her preliminary examinations, on May 1, 2013 successfully defended her dissertation proposal. The title of the dissertation is “Iranian Documentary Film Culture After the 1979 Revolution.” The members of her dissertation advisory committee are Patrick …


M&C student Linda Greenwood successfully defends dissertation proposal

M&C student Linda Greenwood, who previously passed her preliminary examinations, on April 4, 2013 successfully defended her dissertation proposal. The title of the dissertation is “Stimulating an Interest in a Political Topic and Facilitating Deep Comprehension of a Political Text …


M&C student Ju Oak Kim passes preliminary examinations

M&C student Ju Oak Kim has completed and passed her preliminary examinations. The members of Ju Oak’s examination committee were Fabienne Darling-Wolf (Chair; examination topic: Communication Theory), Patrick Murphy (Television and Globalization) and Undrahbuyan Baasanjav (Communication Research Methods).…


M&C student Alanna Miller successfully defends dissertation

M&C student Alanna Miller, who previously passed her preliminary examinations, on March 25, 2013 successfully defended her dissertation proposal. The title of the dissertation is “Negotiating Religious Identity and Mass Media.” The members of her dissertation advisory committee are Andrew …


M&C student Russell Johnson passes his preliminary examinations

M&C student Russell Johnson has completed and passed his preliminary examinations. The members of Russell’s examination committee were Hector Postigo (Chair) (Examination topic: Communication Theory), Jan Fernback (Communication Research Methods) and John Campbell (Political Economy of Communication).…


M&C student Michael RobbGrieco successfully defends dissertation proposal

Congratulations to M&C student Michael RobbGrieco, who previously passed his preliminary examinations and on February 4, 2013 successfully defended his dissertation proposal. The title of the dissertation is “Media and Media Literacy: Discourses of the Media Literacy Education Movement in …


M&C student Alina Hogea and her husband welcome daughter

Congratulations to M&C student Alina Hogea and her husband, Matthias Theimann, on the birth of their daughter, Ioana Katharina Thiemann, on January 24, 2013. Ioana weighed 10.29 lb (4.670 kg) and was 22 inches (56 cm) at birth. The whole …