Graduate Students

Masters Students

Genevieve Antonio

Genevieve Delali Antonio

  • MS Student

Research Interests

I am interested in composition, creative writing, and literacy studies, particularly pertaining to dyslexia.

Tucker Nielsen

Tucker D. Nielsen

  • MS Student

Research Interests

Tucker is studying processes for improving student retention in writing programs, specifically within writing centers. His work will focus on creating methods to reinforce the importance of composition and rhetoric for STEAM students.

PhD Candidates and Students

Eugene Agyei

Eugene Brown Agyei

  • PhD Student

Research Interests

Eugene’s research interests include communication studies, technical communication, new and digital media technologies and their disruption of traditional media practices. He's also interested in understanding trends in Africa's growing digital media space.

Ayodele Akinola

Ayodele James Akinola

  • PhD Student

Research Interests

James’ major interest revolves around digital humanities, visual rhetoric, digital communication and culture. He is also involved in digital discourses on humour, politics, misinformation and technical communication in the health industry.

Omar Alharbi

Omar Alharbi

  • PhD Student

Research Interests

Social media, Communication Studies  and visual communication.

Kendall Belopavlovich

Kendall Belopavlovich

  • PhD Student

Research Interests

Kendall is interested in critical anime studies, particularly in feminist interrogations of media content and fan discourse. The global flow of production and consumption practices is an exciting place to be! 

D-Jay Bidwell

D-Jay Bidwell

  • PhD student

Research Interests

D-Jay’s research interests center around  technical communication, usability studies, universal design, and rhetoric. Particularly, what rhetorical choices students in the writing classroom make when designing/writing materials. 

Marina Choy

Marina Choy

  • PhD Candidate
Fredrica Eduaful

Fredrica Markson Eduaful

  • PhD Student
Lindsay Hiltunen

Lindsay Hiltunen

  • PhD Student

Research Interests

Lindsay is interested in intersections of archives, rhetorical production and meaning making in history, and memory studies, especially around contexts of labor upheaval, social movements, and contested public space. Other activities and interests include digital humanities, horror cinema and film studies generally, underground and marginalized music scenes, and sporting culture, especially ice hockey.

Aaron Hoover

Aaron Hoover

  • PhD Student
Brilynn Janckila

Brilynn Janckila

  • PhD Student
Emma Johnson

Emma C. Johnson

  • PhD Student

Research Interests

Cultural studies, aesthetics, socio-economic class, globalization, philosophy. Asymmetries in power in Palestine/Israel as a case study for invisible global structures.

Donna Mathew

Donna Mathew

  • PhD Student
Nila McGinnis

Nila McGinnis

  • PhD Student

Research Interests

Social Media, Influencer Culture, Digital Humanities, Internet Policy, Information Science, Law & Culture

Veena Namboodri

Veena Namboodri

  • PhD Student
Favour Normeshie

Favour Normeshie

  • PhD Student
Alfred Owusu-Ansah

Alfred Owusu-Ansah

  • PhD Candidate
Sara Potter

Sara Potter

  • PhD Candidate
Samantha Quade

Samantha Quade

  • PhD Student
Tori Reeder

Tori Reeder

  • PhD Student
Lior Rosenfield

Lior Rosenfield

  • PhD Student

Research Interests

  • Phenomenology of technology, metaphysics, and the possibility of a future in a technological world. 
  • Phenomenology of Support. Can we save our normative language in an engineered society? Or perhaps we are at a point in which we have to focus our attention on the meaning of support rather than evaluating The Evidence. 
Basanti Timalsina

Basanti Timalsina

  • PhD Student
John Velat

John Velat

  • PhD Student
Laura Vidal-Chiesa

Laura Vidal-Chiesa

  • PhD Student
  • Composition Program Coordinator
Elizabeth Wahmhoff

Elizabeth Wahmhoff

  • PhD Student
Richard Ward

Richard Ward

  • PhD Student

Research Interests

Richard’s research interests center around technical communication and composition pedagogies and the emphasizing of interdisciplinary collaborations that strengthen the university’s community literacy through a unified science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). His present work applies this research in the technical communication classroom, where his students engage in service learning that applies their STEM experience to the industry and business of the visual and performing arts.

Etson Williams

Etson Williams

  • PhD Student