Whitney Anderson, M.A., North Dakota State University, 2010
Whitney Anderson is a second-year doctoral student interested in interpersonal communication, specifically conflict in dating relationships and the impacts of mediated communication on relationships. She is currently the Assistant Basic Course Director and teaches Communication Theory (COMM 321).
Renee Bourdeaux, M.A., University of North Dakota, 2001
Renee Bourdeaux is a second-year doctoral student studying interpersonal communication. Renee's passion lies in researching marital communication, and she enjoys exploring successful maintenance strategies in relationships. She is teaching Interpersonal Communication (COMM 212) and has previously instructed Public Speaking (COMM 110) and Business and Professional Speaking (COMM 308). Renee also serves as an associate director for the new applied communication center launching at NDSU.
Kelli Chromey, M.S., South Dakota State University, 2013
Kelli Chromey is a first-year doctoral student interested in organizational communication. Kelli’s research includes new employee assimilation and socialization, organizational culture and workplace bullying. She is teaching Fundamentals of Public Speaking (COMM 110).
Stephen Daniel, M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2009
Stephen Daniel is a first-year doctoral student interested in crisis and risk communication and the media coverage that follows the crisis/issue/scandal/hoax. Additionally, his research involves the public discourse from organization during times of crisis and how they can restore their image more rapidly. He is teaching Fundamentals of Public Speaking (COMM 110).
Nancy DiTunnariello, M.A., Kean University, 2011
Nancy DiTunnariello is a third-year doctoral student interested in interpersonal communication with a focus on communication within families. Nancy's current projects take a closer look at parent/child relationships, romantic relationships, and gender studies within the context of families. She is teaching Interpersonal Communication (COMM 212).
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 fourth-year 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 serves as the Basic Course Director for Fundamentals of Public Speaking (COMM 110). He is teaching Argumentation and Advocacy (COMM 318) and Public Speaking (COMM 110) and has previously taught Business and Professional Communication (COMM 308).
Jillene Krause, M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2013
Jillene Krause is a second-year doctoral student interested in issues of harassment, discrimination, and bullying in the workplace, media, and popular culture. Her past professional experience was in the entertainment industry, specifically in radio broadcasting. She is teaching Advanced Media Writing (COMM 310) and is a small group instructor for Fundamentals of Public Speaking (COMM 110). She is also co-founder of the NDSU COMMplexity webpage.
Justin Motto, M.A., Central Michigan University, 2013
Justin is a second-year doctoral student interested in gender, family, and the influence heteronormativity has on relationships. He is currently working as the research assistant for the Media Effects Grant with Dr. Nan Yu. This fall, Justin will teach Human Communication (COMM 114) and Nonverbal Communication (COMM 271).
Emily Paskewitz, M.A., University of Northern Iowa, 2010
Emily Paskewitz is a third-year doctoral student in organizational communication. She is interested in small groups, conflict, and agricultural communication. This fall, she is teaching Human Communication (COMM 114) and is assisting in Power and Leadership (COMM 475). She is also a co-founder of the NDSU COMMplexity web page.
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.
Shweta Sharma, M.A., North Dakota State University, 2013
Shweta Sharma is a first-year doctoral student. Her research quest is directed toward interpersonal and family communication with a focus on adolescents and substance abuse. She is currently teaching Fundamentals of Public Speaking (COMM 110).