Renee Bourdeaux, M.A., University of North Dakota, 2001
Renee Bourdeaux is a first year doctoral student interested in interpersonal and family communication. She is currently teaching Fundamentals of Public Speaking (COMM 110).
Nancy DiTunnariello, M.A., Kean University, 2011
Nancy DiTunnariello is a second year doctoral student interested in interpersonal, family, and nonverbal communication. She is currently teaching Fundamentals of Public Speaking (COMM 110) and assisting with Interpersonal Communication (COMM 212).
Laura Farrell, M.S., North Dakota State University
Laura Farrell is a doctoral student, teaching assistant, research assistant, and Assistant Editor of Communication Studies. Her areas of interest are interpersonal communication and media. Her research focuses on the intersection between relationships, media, and health. Laura also participates in several grants and is the student leader for the Media Effects Research Group. In addition to her research involvement, she teaches courses in public speaking, media writing, and agriculture communication.
Whitney Frahm, M.A., North Dakota State University, 2010
Whitney Frahm is a first year doctoral student interested in interpersonal communication, including conflict, uncertainty, and maintenance in romantic relationships. She is returning to graduate school after working professionally as a grant writer for a fundraising consulting firm in Minneapolis. She is currently teaching Fundamentals of Public Speaking (COMM 110).
Julie Fudge, M.B.A., University of Mary
Julie Fudge is a 4th your doctoral candidate and is working on her dissertation. Her dissertation investigates how attitudes and social norms influence adolescents’ choices on food and exercise. This semester she is teaching public speaking and advanced media writing.
Katherine Gronewold, M.S., South Dakota State University, 2007
Kate's research focuses on corporate social responsibility and the broader relationship between organizations and society. Kate has taught Fundamentals of Public Speaking, Health Communication, Business & Professional Speaking, Introduction to Communication Theory, Interpersonal Communication, and has been a TA for Organizational Communication. She currently works as an Assistant to the Graduate Writing Coordinator and as co-advisor to the NDSU chapter of PRSSA. She also teaches COMM 380 - Health Communication.
Derek Jorgenson, M.A., North Dakota State University, 2008
Derek Jorgenson is a doctoral student whose research focuses on media depictions of underrepresented groups. His work experience includes information literacy education, applied technology training, and radio broadcasting. Derek is currently teaching Argumentation and Advocacy (COMM 318) and has previously taught Public Speaking (COMM 110) and Business and Professional Communication (COMM 308). Derek also serves as the Basic Course Director for COMM 110.
Jillene Krause is a first year doctoral student interested in leader communication skills, employee motivation, and harassment in the workplace. Her work experience has been primarily focused in the entertainment business, specifically in radio broadcasting. She is currently teaching Fundamentals of Public Speaking (COMM 110).
Justin Motto is a first-year doctoral student. He is currently teaching two sections of Fundamentals of Public Speaking (COMM 110). Justin's research interests center around family communication, interpersonal relationships, the use of computer-mediated communication in interpersonal relationships. In these research areas, his research tends to focuses in on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered interaction. Occasionally, Justin likes to take a walk on the dark side and pursues the aversive side of these research interests.
Emily Paskewitz, M.A., University of Northern Iowa, 2010
Emily Paskewitz is a second year doctoral student. Emily's research interests include organizational and group communication, conflict, and agricultural communication. She will be teaching Fundamentals of Public Speaking (COMM 110) this year along with Human Communication (COMM 114) and Introduction to Agricultural Communication (COMM 103).
Andrew Pritchard, J.D., University of Minnesota, 2004
Andrew is a former newspaper editor and designer. His research interests include relationships between media and religion, student media, and media law and policy. He serves as the department's undergraduate advisor and internship coordinator and advises The Spectrum. This year, he is teaching Understanding Media and Social Change in the fall and Communication Law in the spring.