Graduate

Doctoral Alumni

2010–Present Grads

Eunah Kim 
Ph.D. '22
Assistant Professor, Mount Royal University 

Nick Mathews 
Ph.D. '22
Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Clara Juarez Miro 
Ph.D. '22
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Vienna

Allison Steinke
Ph.D. '22 
Teaching Assistant Professor, Hubbard School, University of Minnesota Twin Cities 

Weijia Shi
Ph.D. '21 
Research Associate, University of Texas at Austin

Chuqing Dong
Ph.D. '20
Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

Scott Memmel
Ph.D. '20
Teaching Assistant Professor, Hubbard School, University of Minnesota 

Fernando Severino Diaz 
Ph.D. '20 
Assistant Professor, California State University-Dominguez Hills

Simin Michelle Chen
Ph.D. '19
Assistant Professor, Brock University 

Debra Kelley
Ph.D. '19 
Budget Analyst, Minneapolis 

Hyejin Kim 
Ph.D. '19 
Assistant Professor, DePaul University 

Jisu Kim
Ph.D. '19
Assistant Professor, Wenzhou-Kean University 

Xinyu Lu
Ph.D. '19
Assistant Professor, Shanghai International Studies University

Alexander Pfeuffer
Ph.D. '18 
Assistant Professor, University of Georgia

Susan LoRusso 
Ph.D. '17 
Assistant Director for Curriculum and Instruction, Hubbard School, University of Minnesota 

Chelsea Reynolds 
Ph.D. '17
Assistant Professor, California State University - Fullerton

Whitney O. Walther-Martin
Ph.D. '17 
Researcher, Public Services Recruitment, Fors Marsh Group 

Xuan Zhu
Ph.D. '17 
Senior Health Analyst and Assistant Professor of Health Services Research, Mayo Clinic 

Xiaofei He
Ph.D. '16
Research Associate, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Dartmouth College

Heewon Im
Ph.D. '15
Senior Researcher, GFK Korea

Brett Johnson
Ph.D. '15
Associate Professor, University of Missouri

Soojung Kim
Ph.D. '15
Associate Professor, University of North Dakota

Anna Popkova
Ph.D. '15
Associate Professor, Western Michigan University

Rodrigo Zamith 
Ph.D. '15
Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Sangruo Huang
Ph.D. '14
Associate Professor, Zhejiang University

Soyoon Kim
Ph.D. '14
Assistant Professor, School of Communication, University of Miami

Natalie Olsen
Ph.D. '14
Vice President of Research, Methods + Mastery 

Tanya Ryan
Ph.D. '14
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Mass Communication, Winona State University

Patrick File
Ph.D. '13
Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Reno

Nathan Gilkerson
Ph.D. '12
Associate Professor, Diederich College of Communication, Marquette University 

Peter Gloviczki
Ph.D. '12
Associate Professor, Coker College

Elaine Hargrove
Ph.D. '12
Program Coordinator, Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law, University of Minnesota

Jennifer Moore
Ph.D. '12
Associate Professor and Journalism Program Director, University of Minnesota Duluth 

Rebecca Swenson
Ph.D. '12
Associate Professor, University of Minnesota

Dong Dong
Ph.D. '11
Postdoctoral Research Assistant, David C. Lame Institute for East-West Studies

Katherine Edenborg 
Ph.D. '11
Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Maureen Schriner
Ph.D. '11
Communications Director, Minnesota Department of Commerce 

Kevin Wang
Ph.D. '11
Assistant Professor, Butler University

Sarah Jackson
Ph.D. '10
Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Julie Jones
Ph.D. '10
Associate Professor, Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, The University of Oklahoma

Yuliya Lutchyn
Ph.D. '10
Staff UX Researcher, Google

Wonsun Shin
Ph.D. '10
Associate Professor, The University of Melbourne 

2000–2009 Grads

Brittany Duff
Ph.D. '09
Associate Professor, College of Media, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

John Wirtz 
Ph.D. '09
Associate Professor, College of Media, University of Illinois

Katie Foss
Ph.D. '08
Professor, Middle Tennessee State University

Itai Himelboim
Ph.D. '08
Associate Professor, University of Georgia 

Sela Sar
Ph.D. '06, M.A. '03
Professor, College of Media, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bastiaan Vanacker
Ph.D. '06
Associate Professor and Program Director of the Center of Digital Ethics and Policy, School of Communication, Loyola University Chicago

Yong Volz
Ph.D. '06
Associate Professor, Missouri School of Journalism, University of Missouri

Xiaoli Nan
Ph.D. '05
Associate Professor, University of Maryland

Giovanna Dell’Orto
Ph.D. '04
Prior Associate Professor, Hubbard School, University of Minnesota

Sanjay Asthana
Ph.D. '03
Associate Professor, Middle Tennessee State University

Erik Ugland
Ph.D. '02
Associate Professor of Digital Media and Performing Arts, Diederich College of Communication, Marquette University

Mohan Dutta
Ph.D. '01
Dean’s Chair in Communication, University of New Zealand 

Qimei Chen 
Ph.D. '01, M.A. '99
Chair of Department of Marketing, Professor of Marketing, Shidler College Distinguished Professor 
Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii at Manoa

1990–1999 Grads

Janet Cramer
Ph.D. '99
Associate Provost for Assessment and Instruction, Florida Atlantic University

Catherine Luther 
Ph.D. '99
School Director and Professor, College of Communication & Information, University of Tennessee Knoxville

Ilia Rodriguez
Ph.D. '99
Associate Professor & Director of Master’s Program, University of New Mexico

Dhavan Shah
Ph.D. '99
Maier-Bascom Professor and Director of the Mass Communication Research Center, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Sujatha Sosale
Ph.D. '98
Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, The University of Iowa

David Domke
Ph.D. '96
Chair and Professor, Department of Communication, University of Washington

David Perlmutter 
Ph.D. '96
Dean and Professor of the College of Media & Communication, Texas Tech University 

Ann Brill 
Ph.D. '94
Dean, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Kansas

Elizabeth Blanks Hindman
Ph.D. '94
Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies and Associate Professor, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, Washington State University

Oddgier Tveiten
Ph.D. '93
Professor, University of Agder in Norway and Founder and Project Leader at Future Learning Lab

1980–1989 Grads

Douglas McLeod
Ph.D. '89
Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

John Finnegan Jr. 
Ph.D. '85
Emeritus Dean and Professor, School of Public Health; Assistant Vice President, Public Health, University of Minnesota 

Charles Salmon
Ph.D. '85
Associate Chair and Professor, Nanyang Technological University 

Cathy Packer
Ph.D. '83
W. Horace Carter Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

John Pavlik
Ph.D. '83
Director, Journalism and Research Institute and Professor, Rutgers