PhD Recipients: 2000-

Year
Graduate
Current Position
2020 Yiwen Dai, "Reducing Relational Boredom in Romantic Relationships," (D. Hample, advisor)  
2020 Sreashi Das, "Self-Disclosure to Initiate Long-Term Romantic Relationships Online: A Mixed-Methodological Study in India and the U.S.," (A.A. Seate & E.L. Fink, co-advisors)  
2020 Sumin Fang, "Relationship Management Theory and Its Application to Chinese and Chinese American Young Women's Usage of Mobile Fitness Technology," (L. Aldoory, advisor)  
2020 Amanda L. Irions, "Social Catalysts and Social Goal Pursuit," (D. Hample, advisor)  
2020 Brooke Witherow, "Putting the Community back into Community Policing: Community Building and Problem Solving," (B.F. Liu, advisor)  
     
2019 Rebecca Alt, "Legitimizing the Culture of Big Time Sport: Rhetoric and the Myth of the Student-Athlete," (M.M. Yang, advisor) Department of Multimedia Communication, Lenior-Rhyne University, Hickory, NC
2019 Julio J. Bermejo, "'We Band of Brothers?': A Social-Identity-Based Study of Military Public Affairs Professional Identity, Organizational Socialization, and Collaboration," (B.F. Liu, advisor) College of Communications, California State University, Fullerton, CA
2019 Jaclyn L. Bruner, "Constructing a Legacy: The Role of Anniversary Commemorations in Remembering Brown v. Board of Education," (D.S. Pfister, advisor) Department of Communication, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
2019 Luke Capizzo, "Managing Intractability: Wrestling with Wicked Problems and Seeing Beyond Consensus in Public Relations," (E. Sommerfeldt, advisor) School of Communication Studies, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
2019 Sylvia Guo, "Developing a Care-Based, Process-Oriented, Contextualized Ethical Theory in Public Relations: Exploring a Relational, Behavioral, and Multi-Level Interactionist Perspective," (L.B. Anderson, advisor) Hanover Research, Arlington, VA
2019 William Howell, "'The Fight is Yours': Ally Advocacy, Identity Reconfiguration, and Political Change," (T. Parry-Giles, advisor)  
2019 Melissa Lucas, "Gold Star Pilgrimages: Tracing Maternal Citizenship through the Great War Era, 1914-1933," (S.J. Parry-Giles, advisor) Department of Communication, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
2019 Rong Ma, "Responding to Group-Directed Criticism," (A.A. Seate & E.L. Fink, co-advisors) College of Communication, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
2019 Nma Winnie Obike, "Nelson Mandela's 1990 Visit to the United States of America: Rhetoric(s) of the Anti-Apartheid Movement," (T. Parry-Giles, advisor)  
2019 Janna Soeder, "Vanishing Images: Mediations of Native Americans in the Tradition of the Western," (K.L. Maddux, advisor) Department of Communication, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
     
2018 Hsin-Yi Chien, "The Dynamics of Intimate Intercultural Relationships: The Negotiation of Cultural and Relational Identities on Intercultural Couple's Conflict Management," (S. Khamis & A. Atwell Seate, co-advisors) Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
2018 Megan Fitzmaurice, "Commemorative Activism: Tracing Black Nationalism Through Contemporary Campaigns to Memorialize U.S. Slavery, 1991-2017," (S. Parry-Giles, advisor) Department of Communication, University of Texas-Arlington, Arlington, TX
2018 Josie Deanna Ganzermiller, "Creative Persuasion: Enhancing Well-being and Self-efficacy through Theatrical Performance," (S. Khamis & L. Waks, co-advisors) Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2018 Zexin Ma, "Persuasive Effects of Narratives in Immersive Mediated Environments," (X. Nan, advisor) Department of Communication & Journalism, Oakland University, Rochester, MI
2018 Annie Laurie Nichols, "No Tangle so Hopeless: Toward a Relational Cluster Analysis," (D.S. Pfister, advisor) Department of Communication, St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
2018 Tyler Page, "Measuring a World in Crisis: A New Model of Reputation Repair," (B.F. Liu, advisor) Department of Communication, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
2018 Timothy S. Penn, "Cultivating #Cupfusion: An Exploration of the Unintended Consequences of Communication in a Public Relations Campaign," (E.L. Toth, advisor) Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies, Towson University, Towson, MD
2018 Sifan Xu, "An Identity-Based Approach to Organization-Public Relationships and Interactions," (E. Sommerfeldt, advisor) School of Advertising & Public Relations, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
2018 Mengqi Zhan, "Cultural Diversity in Project Teams: Unpacking How and When Cultural Diversity Affects Collective Importance," (D. Hample, advisor) Department of Communication, University of Texas-Arlington, Arlington, TX
     
2017 James G. Gilmore V, "I Love to Tell the Stor(ies): Narrative Constructions in the Christian Right" (T. Parry-Giles, advisor) Dewey Square Group, Washington, DC
2017 Irina Iles, "Improving Chronic Illness Medication Adherence: A Counter-Factual Thinking Based Model of Persuasive Communication" (X. Nan, advisor) National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD
2017 Jessica Lu, "Reckoning with Freedom: Legacies of Exclusion, Dehumanization, and Black Resistance in the Rhetoric of the Freedmen's Bureau" (S. Parry-Giles, advisor) African American History, Culture, and Digital Humanities, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
2017 Thomas McCloskey, "Cold War II: Ukrainian Sovereignty and Identity" (S. Parry-Giles, advisor) Department of Communication, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
2017 Jade Olson, "The Rhetoric of Eco-Revolutionary Activism: Constructing the Earth Liberation Front" (J.F. Klumpp, advisor) Department of Communication, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
2017 Yvonne Slosarski, "Freedom from the Market: Antagonistic Disruptions of Neoliberal Capitalism" (K.L. Maddux, advisor) 1199 SEIU Health Care Workers East, Washington, DC
2017 Meridith I. Styer, "Inventing and Delivering the Woman Citizen: Susan B. Anthony's Extemporaneous Speaking as a Performance of Citizenship in Service of Woman Suffrage" (K.L. Maddux, advisor) Department of Communication, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA
2017 Ning Xie, "Feelings Matter: Emotions and Relationship Management Pre- and Post-Crisis" (E.L. Toth, advisor) University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
2017 Bo Yang, "Impact of Web Content Feedback System on the Effectiveness of Health Promotion Messages on YouTube: A Norms-Based Inquiry" (X. Nan, advisor) Department of Communication, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2017 Xinyan Zhao, "Testing a Dual Path Framework of the Boomerang Effect: Proattitudinal versus Counterattitudinal Messages" (E.L. Fink, advisor) Department of Communication Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
     
2016 Julia Daisy Fraustino, "Flooded with Information from Social Media: Effects of Disaster Information Source and Visuals on Viewers’ Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Responses" (B.F. Liu, advisor) Reed College of Media, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
2016 Elizabeth Gardner, "The Child Labor Movement's Night Messenger Service Campaign: Rights and Reform in the Progressive Era" (S.J. Parry-Giles, advisor) Department of Communication Studies, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA
2016 Sean Luechtefeld, "Petitioning in Boots: Motivation & Mobilization in the Rhetoric of Coxey's Army, 1894" (J.F. Klumpp & A. Wolvin, advisors) American Network of  Community Options & Resources, Washington, DC
2016 Liang Ma, "When Love Becomes Hate (?): The Interplay Between Consumer-Brand Relationships and Crisis Situations" (E.L. Toth, advisor) Department of Strategic Communication, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
2016 Stephanie Madden, "The Issue with Issues Management: An Engagement Approach to Integrate Gender and Emotion into Issues Management" (E. Sommerfeldt, advisor) Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
2016 Michael J. Steudeman, "The Educational Imaginary in Radical Reconstruction: Congressional Public Policy Rhetoric and American Federalism, 1862-1872" (T. Parry-Giles, advisor) Department of Communication Arts & Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
     
2015 Jennifer S. Bourne, "Overcoming Intercultural Challenges in Interpreting: A Case-Study on Chinese-English Conference Interpreting" (A. Wolvin, advisor) Berggruen Institute Philosophy and Culture Center, Los Angeles, CA
     
2014 M. Karen Walker, "Rhetorical Work in Soft Power Diplomacy: The U.S-India 123 Agreement and a Relationship Transformed" (J.F. Klumpp, advisor) Booz Allen Hamilton, Washington, DC
2014 Neil Mansharamani, "An Analysis of Presidential Campaigns of Sitting and Former Vice Presidents: So Close and Yet So Far" (K. Kendall & J.F. Klumpp, advisors) Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, DC
2014 Benjamin Krueger, "A Dissident Blue Blood: Reverend William Sloane Coffin and the Vietnam Antiwar Movement" (R. Gaines, advisor) Department of Communication, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
2014 Rowena Kirby-Straker, "Scene Matters: Strategic Use of Similarity and Framing in Narrative Risk Communication" (D. Hample, advisor) Department of Communication, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
2014 Jarim Kim, "The Impact of Consideration of Future Consequences and Temporal Framing on Acceptance of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine" (X. Nan, advisor) Department of Communication, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
2014 Melissa Janoske, "Building Online Communities after Crises: Two Case Studies" (B.F. Liu, advisor) University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
2014 Kelly Daily, "Explicating Partisans’ Responses to Balanced News Coverage of Health Policies" (X. Nan, advisor) Department of Communication, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA
2014 Susan Allen, "Putting Out Fires: How Communication Professionals Understand and Practice Conflict Resolution" (E.L. Toth, advisor) Advanced Academic Program in Communication, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC
     
2013 Rowena Lyn Briones, "Examining the Get Yourself Tested Campaign: How Online Information Seeking and Sexual Health Perceptions Influence Efficacy and Communicative Action" (L. Aldoory, advisor) Vectorworks, Inc., Columbia, MD
2013 Steven D. Cohen, "Listening to Student Voices: A Case Study on the Basic Communication Course" (A.D. Wolvin, advisor) Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2013 Theresa Donofrio, "Genocide Rhetorics in U.S. Popular Culture: Anxiety, Agency, and Authority" (S.J. Parry-Giles, advisor) Department of Communication Studies, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2013 Lindsay Hayes, "Congressional Widowhood and Gubernatorial Surrogacy: A Rhetorical History of Women's Distinct Paths to Public Office" (S.J. Parry-Giles, advisor)  
2013 Leysan Khakimova, "An Exploratory Study of the Meaning of Public Diplomacy: A Network Approach" (E.L. Toth, advisor) Zayed University, Dubai
2013 Tiffany Lewis, "Boosting the American Mythic West and U.S. Woman Suffrage: Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain Women's Public Discourse at the Turn of the Twentieth Century" (K.L. Maddux, advisor) School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, City University of New York, New York, NY
2013 Ling Na, "Health, Multiculturalism, and Social Integration" (D.J. Hample, advisor) School of Population Health, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
2013 Sejal Patel, "An Extension of the Risk Perception Attitude (RPA) Framework: Examining the Relationships between Thinking Style, Locus of Control, Anxiety, and Information Seeking" (M.M. Turner & A.D. Wolvin, advisors)  
2013 Adam Richards, "Survival of the Persuasible: An Evolutionary Approach to Interpersonal Influence" (D. Hample, advisor) Department of Communication Studies, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
2013 Paula Weissman, "Where Does News About Prescription Drugs Come From?: Exploring How Organizations Built and Framed the National News Media Agenda for Hormone Therapy from 1995 to 2011" (L. Aldoory, advisor) School of Communication, American University, Washington, DC
     
2012 Vanessa Boudewyns, "A Meta-Analytical Test of Perceived Behavioral Control Interactions in the Theory of Planned Behavior" (E.L. Fink, advisor) RTI International, Washington, DC
2012 Sabine Chai, "The Influence of Power on Negotiation Processes" (D.A. Cai & E.L. Fink, advisors)  
2012 Ioana A. Cionea, "A Dual Perspective on the Management of Relational Transgressions in Romantic Relationships" (E.L. Fink & D.J. Hample, advisors) Department of Communication, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
2012 Alyssa Samek, "Crafting Queer Identity, Building Coalitions, and Envisioning Liberation at the Intersections: A Rhetorical Analysis of 1970s Lesbian-Feminist Discourse" (S.J. Parry-Giles, advisor) Department of Communication, California State University-Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
2012 Stephen Underhill, "J. Edgar Hoover and the Rhetorical Rise of the FBI: The Public Campaigns against Vermin, the Fifth Column, and Red Fascism" (S.J. Parry-Giles, advisor) Department of Communication Studies, Marshall University, Huntington, WV
2012 Jill Cornelius Underhill, "Examining the Effects of Hope and Fear Appeals on Cognitive Processing" (T. Parry-Giles & M.M. Turner, advisors) Department of Communication Studies, Marshall University, Huntington, WV
2012 Abbey Blake Levenshus, "The Social Coast Guard: An Ethnographic Examination of the Intersection of Risk Communication, Social Media, and Goverment Public Relations" (B.F.Liu, advisor)

College of Communication, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

2012 Ahnlee Jang, "Exploration of Communicative Social Capital, Civic and Political Engagement of the Korean Diaspora" (E.L. Toth, advisor)  
2012 Lin Zhu, "A Longitudinal Study of Person-Culture Fit: Convergence of Mental Models" (M. Liu, advisor) Department of Communication Studies, University of Massachusetts-Boston, Boston, MA
2012 Deepa Anagondahalli, "Predicting Psychological Ripple Effects of Crisis Communication: Investigating the Joint Effects of Message and Message Receiver Attributes" (B.F.Liu & M.M. Turner, advisors)  
2012 Beth Sundstrom, "Women's Voices: Integrating Diffusion of Innovations Theory with Social Marketing to Understand Women's Health" (L. Aldoory, advisor) Department of Communication, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
2012 Mara Hobler, "Situating Organizational Participation, Discourse, and Development at Two Key Global Maternal Health Conferences: A Critical-Cultural Analysis" (L. Aldoory, advisor)
Surgical Outcomes Research Center, Seattle, WA
     
2011 Lucinda L. Austin, "Rural Women’s Meaning Making of Empowerment and Health: Exploring the Dimensions of and Factors that Affect Empowerment" (L. Aldoory, advisor) School of Media & Journalism, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2011 Timothy Barney, "(Re)Placing America: Cold War Mapping and the Mediation of International Space" (T. Parry-Giles, advisor) Department of Rhetoric & Communication Studies, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
2011 Heather Epkins, "Media Framing of Terrorism: Views of 'Front Lines' National Security Prestige Press" (L. Aldoory, advisor) Governor's Coordinating Offices, State of Maryland, Annapolis, MD
2011 Sarah Evans, "Nuclear Reactions: Advancing a Theory of Risk Communication through an Experimental Test of the Relationships among Message-Induced Emotions, the Dimensions of the Psychometric Paradigm, the Operationalization of Expertise, and Expert and Lay Person Risk Assessments" (M.M. Turner, advisor) Fors Marsh Group, Arlington, VA
2011 Art Herbig, "The Textualization of Pat Tillman: Understanding the Relationships between Person, Discourse, and Ideology" (R. Gaines, advisor) Department of Communication, Indiana University-Purdue University, Forth Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN
2011 Christine Skubisz, "Toward a Theory of Risk Information Processing: The Mediating Effects of Reaction Time, Clarity, Affect, and Vividness" (M.M. Turner, advisor) Department of Communication Science & Disorders, Emerson College, Boston, MA
     
2010 Martha Kelly Carr, "Rhetorical Contingency and Affirmative Action: The Paths to Diversity in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke" (T. Parry-Giles, advisor) Department of Communication, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
2010 Katie Reynolds Place, "A Qualitative Examination of Gender and Power in Public Relations" (E.L. Toth, advisor) Department of Strategic Communication, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
     
2009 Elena Bessarabova, "The Dynamics of Reactance and Cognitive Structure" (E.L. Fink & M.M. Turner, advisors) Department of Communication, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
2009 Hua Jiang, "A Model of Work-Life Conflict and Quality of Employee-Organization Relationships: Transformational Leadership, Procedural Justice, and Family-Supportive Workplace Initiatives" (L. Aldoory, advisor) Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
2009 Erica Lamm, "Civic Engagement Development in Communication Students: A Case Study" (A. Wolvin, advisor) Department of English, Communication, and Theatre, Concordia University, Seward, NE
2009 Yi Luo, "Public Relations and Sensemaking during Organizational Change in Multinational Organizations in China" (E.L. Toth, advisor) Department of Communication Studies, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
2009 Hongmei Shen, "Organization-Employee Relationship Model: A Two-Sided Story" (E.L. Toth, advisor) School of Journalism & Media Studies, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
2009 Brian G. Smith, "Integrating Strategic Relationship Management: Evaluating Public Relations as Relationship Management in Integrated Communication" (E.L. Toth, advisor) Department of Communication, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
2009 Bjørn F. Stillion Southard, "The Rhetorical Origins of African Colonization in the United States" (J.F. Klumpp, advisor) Department of Communication Studies, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
2009 Shuo Yao, "Attributional Processes in Accounting for Conflict Behaviors" (D.A. Cai & E.L. Fink, co-advisors) School of Communication, Radford University, Radford, VA
2009 Ai Zhang, "Public Relations Education in the 21st Century: An Exploratory Study of Public Relations Education in China" (E.L. Toth, advisor) Department of Communication, Richard Stockton College, Pomona, NJ
     
2008 Michael A. Chambers, "Traditional Values and Progressive Desires: Tensions of Identity in the Rhetoric of the Granger Movement in Illinois, 1870-75" (J.F. Klumpp, advisor) Gloucester Engineering, Boston, MA
2008 Bing Han, "A Cross-Cultural Study of the Effect of Empathy on the Moral Judgment of Distributive Justice Principles: Need Versus Equity" (D.A. Cai, advisor)  Department of Communications, University of South Carolina-Aiken, Aiken, SC
2008 A. Michele Mason, "Nannie H. Burroughs' Rhetorical Leadership During the Inter-War Period" (R. Gaines, advisor) Department of English, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
2008 Nance McCown, "The Roles of Internal Public Relations, Leadership Style, and Workplace Spirituality in Building Leader-Employee Relationships and Facilitating Relational Outcomes" (L. Aldoory, advisor)  Department of Communication, Messiah College, Grantham, PA
2008 Belinda Stillion Southard, "The National Woman's Party's Militant Campaign for Woman Suffrage, 1913-1920: Asserting Citizenship Rights through Political Mimesis" (S.J. Parry-Giles, advisor) Department of Communication Studies, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
2008 Jennifer Vardeman-Winter, "How Teen Girls and Parents Make Meaning of a Cervical Cancer Vaccine Campaign through Social Politics, Empowerment, Everyday Difference, and Tensions about Sexual Health: Toward a Feminist, Multicultural Critique of Health Communication" (L. Aldoory, advisor) Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, University of Houston, Houston, TX
2008 Xiaoying Xie, "A Roles Approach to Conflict Strategies: Modeling the Effects of Self- and Other-Role Enactment on Conflict Strategies through Goals and Emotion" (D.A. Cai, advisor) 

 
Faculty of Business & Economics, The University of Hong Kong
     
2007 Daniel A. Cronin, "Computer Mediated Communication and Negotiation: Effects of Media and Power on Relationship Development" (D.A. Cai, advisor) Kreiger School of Art, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2007 Tiffany Derville, "Relationship Management and Member Retention: A Case Study of an Advocacy Organization" (L. Aldoory, advisor) Department of Communication, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
2007 Michael Phillips-Anderson, "A Theory of Rhetorical Humor in American Public Discourse" (R. Gaines, advisor) Department of Communication, Monmouth University, W. Long Branch, NJ
2007 Natalie T. J. Tindall, "Diversity, the Achievement of Power, and the Public Relations Function" (L. Aldoory, advisor) Department of Communication, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
     
2006 Jason Black, "Jacksonian Rhetoric, American Nationalism, and the Construction of American Indian Identity" (S.J. Parry-Giles, advisor) Department of Communication, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
2006 Lisa M. Corrigan, "Reimagining Black Power: Prison Manifestos and the Strategies of Regeneration in the Rewriting of Black Identity, 1969-2002" (S.J. Parry-Giles, Advisor) Department of Communication, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
2006 Amy Heyse, "Teachers of the Lost Cause: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Rhetoric of Their Catechisms" (J.F. Klumpp, advisor) Department of Communication Studies, California State University, Long Beach
2006 Anna Karavanov, "Social Factors Affecting Entrapment Bias: Face Concerns and Personal Networks" (D.A. Cai, advisor) AJR, Inc.
2006 Jeong-Nam Kim, "Communicant Activeness, Cognitive Entrepreneurship, and a Situational Theory of Problem Solving" (J.E. Grunig, advisor) Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
2006 Lan Ni, "Exploring the Value of Public Relations in Strategy Implementation: Employee Relations in the Globalization Process" (J.E. Grunig, advisor) Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, University of Houston, Houston, TX
2006 Brecken Swartz, "Media Flavor: A Grounded Analysis of Communication Values Across Cultures" (D.A. Cai, advisor) Deceased
2006 Leah Simone Tuite, "Public Relations in a Jolted Political Environment: An Exploratory Study of Boundary-Spanning Government Relations Professionals in Maryland" (L.A. Grunig, advisor) UMUC & Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
2006 Qi Wang, "Linking Goals to Avoidance in Interpersonal Conflict Situations: A Cognitive Approach" (D.A. Cai & E.L. Fink, advisors) Department of Communication, Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA
     
2005 Yi-Ru Regina Chen, "Effective Government Affairs in an Era of Marketization: Issues Management, Business Lobbying, and the Management of Government Relations in China" (L.A. Grunig, advisor) Hong Kong Baptist University
2005 Hyo-Sook Kim, "Organizational Structure and Internal Communication as Antecedents of Employee-Organization Relationships in the Context of Organizational Justice: A Multilevel Analysis" (J.E. Grunig, advisor)  
2005 John Patrick Philbin, II, "Strategic Decision-Making, Group Behavior, and Public Relations Strategies" (J.E. Grunig, advisor) Anteon Company, Fairfax, VA
2005 Mark Van Dyke, "Toward a Theory of Just Communication: A Case Study of NATO, Multinational Public Relations, and Ethical Management of International Conflict" (J.E. Grunig, advisor) Department of Communication, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
2005 Sung-Un Yang, "The Effects of Organization-Public Relationships on Organizational Reputation from the Perspective of Publics" (J.E. Grunig, advisor) The Media School, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
2005 Seong-Hun Yun, "Toward Theory Building for Comparative Public Diplomacy from the Perspectives of Public Relations and International Relations: A Macro-Comparative Study of Embassies in Washington, D.C." (J.E. Grunig, advisor)  
     
2004 Lisa Burns, "First Ladies as Political Women: Press Framing of Presidential Wives, 1900-2001" (S.J. Parry-Giles, advisor) Department of Media Studies, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
2004 Sungeun Chung, "The Cognitive Dynamics of Beliefs: The Role of Discrepancy, Credibility, and Involvement on Microprocesses of Judgment" (E.L. Fink, advisor) Department of Mass Communication & Journalism, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea
2004 Laura Janusik, "Researching Listening from the Inside Out: The Relationship between Conversational Listening Span and Perceived Communicative Competence" (A.D. Wolvin, advisor) Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO
2004 Yunna Rhee, "Confucian Culture and Excellent Public Relations: A Study of Generic Principles and Specific Applications in South Korean Public Relations Practice" (J.E. Grunig, advisor)  
2004 Minjung Sung, "Toward a Model of Strategic Management of Public Relations: Scenario Building from a Public Relations Perspective" (L.A. Grunig, advisor) The Media School, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
     
2003 Leslie Dinauer, "Attitude and Belief Change in Explicit and Implicit Concept Hierarchies: A Comparison of Two Models of Inter-Attitudinal Structure" (E.L. Fink, advisor) Doctor of Management Programs, The Graduate School, University of Maryland, University College
2003 Linda Hagan, "Strategic Public Relations, Relationships, and Reputation: A Case Study of the Audi 5000 Safety Recall in the United States" (L.A. Grunig, advisor) Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
     
2002 Cecilia Cabanero-Verzosa, "Determinants of Behavioral Intention in Developing Country Organizations" (D.A. Cai, advisor) Senior Development Communication and Capacity-building Officer, World Bank
2002 Nathaniel I. Cordova, "Turning Political: Constituting the Puerto Rican Jibaro as a Political Actor, 1938-1940" (J.F. Klumpp, advisor) Deceased
2002 Chun-ju Flora Hung-Baesecke, "The Interplays of Relationship Types, Relationship Cultivation, and Relationship Outcomes: How Multinational and Taiwanese Companies Practice Public Relations and Organization Public Relationship Management in China" (J.E. Grunig, advisor) Business School, Massey University, New Zealand
2002 Camilla Kari, "Rhetorical Trajectory: The Emerging Public Nature of the Joint Pastoral Letters of the American Catholic Bishops" (R.N. Gaines, advisor)  
2002 Cynthia P. King, "History Writing as Social Resistance in the Rhetoric of Nineteenth Century African Americans: Arguments and Depictions in the Historical Narratives of William Wells Brown, and George Washington Williams" (R.N. Gaines, advisor) Department of Communication Studies, Furman University, Greenville, SC
     
2001 James J. Kimble, "Mobilizing the Home Front: War Bonds, Morale, and the U.S. Treasury's Domestic Propaganda Campaigh, 1942-1945" (S.J. Parry-Giles, advisor) Department of Communication and the Arts, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
2001 Paul B. Stewart, "Early American Petitioning (1789-1828), Public Life and the Public Sphere" (J.F. Klumpp, advisor) Department of Communication, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY
2001 Robert Sullivan, "Isocrates and the Forms of Rhetorical Discourse" (R.N. Gaines, advisor) Department of Speech Communication/ School of Humanities & Sciences Honors Program Director, Ithaca College, NY
     
2000 Diane Blair, "Performing the First Lady: The Rhetoric of Eleanor Roosevelt, 1933-1945" (S.J. Parry-Giles & M.M. Watson, advisors) Department of Communication, California State University, Fresno
2000 Shannon Bowen, "A Theory of Ethical Issues Management: Contributions of Deontology to Public Relations Ethics and Decision Making" (L.A. Grunig, advisor) School of Journalism & Mass Communications, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
2000 Lisa Gring-Pemble, "Constructing Welfare as We Know It: A Rhetorical Analysis of the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act" (S.J. Parry-Giles & M.M. Watson, advisors) New Century College, George Mason University, VA
2000 Jean Miller, "The Melting Pot Metaphor: Immigration and Identity in Early Twentieth Century American Discourse" (J.F. Klumpp, advisor) Department of Organizational Sciences and Communication, George Washington University, Washington, DC