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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: 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and by appointment (Minard 338-D14).

Renee Bourdeaux, M.A., University of North Dakota, 2001

Renee Bourdeaux is a third-year doctoral student studying interpersonal communication. Renee's passion lies in researching positivity and resilience in relationships, especially in contexts such as families and marriages. 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 Communication Research & Training Center at NDSU.

Fall 2014 office hours: 2-3:30 p.m. Mondays, and by appointment (Minard 338-D22).

Kelli Chromey, M.S., South Dakota State University, 2013

Kelli Chromey is a second-year doctoral student interested in organizational communication. Kelli’s research includes impostor phenomenon, new employee assimilation and socialization, organizational culture and workplace bullying. She is the assistant basic course director, teaching Fundamentals of Public Speaking (COMM 110), and is a teaching assistant for Organizational Communication I (COMM 383).

Fall 2014 office hours: 11 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Mondays, 10-11 a.m. Fridays, and by appointment (Minard 338-D14).

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: 2-4 p.m. Mondays, 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays (Minard 338-D16).

Nancy DiTunnariello, M.A., Kean University, 2011

Nancy DiTunnariello is a fourth-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 Introduction to Communication Theory (COMM 321) and is an associate director of the NDSU Communication Research & Training Center​.

Fall 2014 office hours: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and by appointment (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: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, and by appointment (Minard 338-D24).

Justin Motto, M.A., Central Michigan University, 2013

Justin is a third-year doctoral student.  He is interested in gender communication — specifically, the influence of media on gay, lesbian, and bisexual relationships — as well as the way media becomes a tool of influence, identity, and judgment. He previously worked as the research assistant for the Interactive Media Lab. Justin is teaching Human Communication (COMM 114) and Communication Theory (COMM 321). He has previously taught Nonverbal Communication (COMM 271).

Fall 2014 office hours: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. Thursdays (Minard 338-D24).

Seseer P. Mou, M.A., Western Michigan University

Seseer is a first-year doctoral student interested in intercultural and organizational communication. She got an M.A. degree in Communication at Western Michigan University, where she explored perceptions about Africans in the Western world. She is teaching two small-group sessions of Fundamentals of Public Speaking (COMM 110) and two Intercultural Communication (COMM 216) lab sections.

Fall 2014 office hours: 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and by appointment (Minard 338-D10).

Joshua Parcha, M.A., Eastern Michigan University, 2014

Joshua Parcha is a first-year doctoral student interested in organizational communication. He is teaching four small group sections of Fundamentals of Public Speaking (COMM 110).

Fall 2014 office hours: 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays, and by appointment (Minard 338-D10).

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 to 10:45 a.m. Mondays, and by appointment (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: 9-11 a.m. Mondays, and by appointment (Minard 338-D16).

Muhabbat Yakubova, M.A., North Dakota State University, 2009

Muhabbat Yakubova is a first-year doctoral student. She is interested in interpersonal and organizational communication. She is teaching two small-group sessions of Fundamentals of Public Speaking (COMM 110) and two lab sections of Intercultural Communication (COMM 216).

Fall 2014 office hours: 9-10 a.m. Thursdays, noon-1 p.m. Fridays, and by appointment (Minard 338-D10).


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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: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 10:16:05 AM