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Doctoral Students

The Ph.D. in Communication and Information Sciences is a research-intensive program designed to prepare communication scholars for positions of leadership in education, public service, media and other communication-related fields. The three- to four-year, in-residence program features a highly customizable, interdisciplinary curriculum that spans the fields of communication and information sciences. You will work with our award-winning graduate faculty to create a plan of study and advance your knowledge and skills in communication and information sciences.


Nicholas Buzzelli


Sport Communication

Jose Carlo Garcia de Pano

Metro Manila, Philippines


Baheya Jaber

Ramallah, Palestine

Library Science

Eunhui Kim

Deajeon, South Korea

Intercultural Communication

Hannah King

Birmingham, AL

Health and Organizational Communication

Yuanwei Lyu

Xi’an, China

Emergent and Digital Media in Public Relations, Crisis Communication 

Orville Bacbac Tatcho


Rhetoric and Political Discourse, Critical and Cultural Studies

Nathan Towery

Oxford, MS

Strategic Communication

Michael Viehouser

Spokane, WA

Interpersonal Communication

Jiehua Zhang

Beijing, China

Political Communication