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Doctoral Students

 Whitney Anderson, M.A., North Dakota State University, 2010

Whitney is a third-year doctoral student interested in in-law relationships and conflict in dating relationships and marriages. She also serves as basic course director for the  department. She teaches two sections of the COMM 110 (Public Speaking) mass lecture and COMM 212 (Interpersonal Communication). She has previously taught COMM 321 (Communication Theory) and COMM 375 (Principles and Practices of Public Relations and Advertising). 

Fall 2014 office hours: TBD (Minard 338-D14).

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.

Fall 2014 office hours: TBD (Minard 338-D22).

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) and Business and Professional Speaking (COMM 308).

Fall 2014 office hours: TBD (Minard 338-D22).

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), Business and Professional Speaking (COMM 308) and Advertising Creative Strategies (COMM 376).

Fall 2014 office hours: TBD (Minard 338-D16).

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 Communication Analysis (COMM 320) and Introduction to Communication Theory (COMM 321).

Fall 2014 office hours: TBD (Minard 338-D22).

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.

Jillene Krause, M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2013

Jillene Krause is a third-year doctoral student in organizational communication. She is interested in issues of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace, media, and popular culture. Her past professional experience was in the entertainment industry, specifically in radio broadcasting. She is teaching Understanding Media and Social Change (COMM 112) and Advanced Media Writing (COMM 310). She has previously taught Business and Professional Speaking (COMM 308) and was a small group instructor for Fundamentals of Public Speaking (COMM 110).

Fall 2014 office hours: Tuesday 9 a.m. to noon (Minard 338-D24).

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. Justin is teaching Understanding Media and Social Change (COMM 112), Human Communication (COMM 114) and Communication Theory (COMM 321). He has previously taught Nonverbal Communication (COMM 271).

Fall 2014 office hours: TBD (Minard 338-D24).

Emily Paskewitz, M.A., University of Northern Iowa, 2010

Emily Paskewitz is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in organizational communication. She is interested in small groups, conflict, and agricultural communication. She is teaching Human Communication (COMM 114) and Introduction to Agricultural Communication (COMM 133). She has previously taught Business and Professional Speaking (COMM 308) and Power and Leadership (COMM 475).

Fall 2014 office hours: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays (Minard 338-D24).

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).

Fall 2014 office hours: TBD (Minard 338-D16).


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Department of Communication
Phone: (701) 231-7705 • Fax: (701) 231-7784
Physical Address: Minard 338 • N. University Dr. & Centennial Blvd. • Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing Address: Department #2310 • P.O. Box 6050 • Fargo, ND 58108

Last Updated: Friday, August 29, 2014 4:16:32 PM