Recent Alumni

Distinguished Alumni Accomplishments

 

Recent PhD Alumni

  • Matthew Baker (2017)
    Project Title:  Contextual information, answerability, and the logical construction of social how-to questions
    After graduation:  Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Thomas Ballard (2018)
    Project Title:  Meme as a rhetorical concept for digital media genres
    After graduation:  Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Shannon Fanning (2018)
    Project Title:  Transformations in genre: An examination of visualizations of the Zika Virus
    After graduation:  Assistant Professor of Professional Communication, State University of New York, Farmingdale, New York
  • Paula Fender (2018)
    Project Title:  Critical race theoretical composition pedagogy and its effects
  • Jillian Grauman (2018)
    Project Title:  A mixed-methods longitudinal study of new graduate teaching assistants’ commenting beliefs and  practices
    After graduation:  Assistant Professor, English Department College of DuPage, Chicago, Illinois
  • Laura Jackman (2019)
    Project Title:  Patient-provider communication during high-risk pregnancy: Considerations for theory and praxis
    After graduation:  Education Coordinator, Iowa Heart Center/MercyOne, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Amalie Kwassman (2019)
    After graduation: PhD in Rhetoric & Prof Comm; TA, English Department, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • Thomas Lindsley (2015)
    Project Title:  Communicating distrust: Three cases
    After graduation:  User Experience Manager, Workiva, Ames, Iowa
  • Bryan Lutz (2017)
    Project Title:  Composing millennials: Towards understanding millennial myths and identity
    After graduation:  Visiting Professor, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan
  • Angie Mallory (2019)
    Project Title:  Interpersonal communication in war zones: The U.S. Marines’ use of rhetorical listening as a communication behavior
    After graduation:  Technical Adviser, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.
  • Lynn McCool (2016)
    Project Title:  Humanizing advanced communication online writing instruction: Developing social presence to communicate, collaborate, and connect
    After graduation:  Assistant Professor of Business Practice, Business School, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Rachel Murdock (2017)
    Project Title:  An instrument to assess the public presentations of scientists
    After graduation:  Full-time instructor, DMACC-Ankeny, Ankeny, Iowa
  • Sara Parks (2017)
    Project Title:  Rhetorical dilemmas in funded science annual reporting
    After graduation:  Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota
  • Victor Perry (2018)
    Project Title:  On the use of fictionality for persuasion and pedagogy
  • Vincent Robles (2017)
    Project Title:  Discourse strategies in technical-support interactions
    After graduation:  Assistant Professor of Technical Communication, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
  • Kathleen Rose (2017)
    Project Title:  Indistinct boundaries and intersections: The role of threshold concepts and disposition in students with early college credit
  • Danica Schieber (2016)
    Project Title:  Learning transfer from the business communication classroom to the workplace
    After graduation:  Assistant Professor of Business Communication, College of Business Administration, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
  • T. Jordan Smith (2019)
    Project Title:  A comparison of prescriptive usage problem in formal and informal written English
    After graduation:  Assistant Professor, Technical Communication, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
  • George Standifer (2019)
    Project Title:  De visualium rhetoricorum natura: Design, art, culture, text
  • Eric York (2015)
    Project Title:  Programmatic knowledge management: Technology, literacy, and access in 21st Century writing programs
    After graduation:  Assistant Professor, Communications and Media, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York
  • Erin Zimmerman (2016)
    Project Title:  They don’t get the respect they should: An examination of visual communication disciplinary practices in composition and the biological sciences
    After graduation:  Director of the Writing Center and the Writing in the Disciplines Program; Assistant Professor of English, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Recent MA Alumni

  • Rachel Alsup (2015)
    Project Title:  Reenvisioning the audience profile of ACCESS’s web site
    After graduation:  Technical writer, National Instruments
  • Amanda Arp (2016)
    Project Title:  Examining student metacognition when self-evaluating public speaking
    After graduation:  PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication, English Department, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • John Banister (2015)
    Project Title:  Epideictic memories of war: Reconceiving the classical funeral oration as exigence-driven discourse
  • Brittany Betzer (2016)
    Project Title:  Kairos in the Let’s Move campaign: Crafting moments of change through humanistic rhetoric
  • Bethany Burdt (2017)
    Project Title:  The Birth of ApplyAcademia
    After graduation:  Program Coordinator I, Instructional Designer, Human Development & Family Studies, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • Nina Carlson (2015)
    Project Title:  Technical manual redesign for Eaton
    After graduation:  UX and Analytics Manager, AVENTICS, Hannover Area, Germany
  • Katlynne Davis (2017)
    Project Title:  Attributing rhetorical agency: Corporate social media interactions on Twitter
  • Sara Doan (2015)
    Project Title:  Digital classrooms, public profiles
  • Caleb Evers (2018)
    Project Title:  Revisiting delivery in the basic course
    After graduation:  Knowledge editor for internal communications, Capgemini North America, New York, New York
  • Kari Fokken (2015)
    Project Title:  Project Align: Employing visual rhetoric in tactical rescue team training manuals
    After graduation:  Language Arts teacher, Saydel High School, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Derek Hanson (2015)
    Project Title:  Envisioning MMACS: Building multimedia case studies for professional communication instructors
    After graduation:  PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication, English Department, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • Jamie Harsha Sass (2016)
    Project Title:  Discouraging discourse: Mommy war rhetoric in the digital age
    After graduation:  Adjunct Professor of English, Marshalltown Community College, Marshalltown, Iowa
  • Mariah Kemp (2017)
    Project Title:  Identity conveyance through multimedia: Kat Blaque’s transformative narrative using Draw My Life
    After graduation:  PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication, English Department, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • Krista Klocke (2018)
    Project Title:  Toward a definition of moral decorum: Understanding the “Pennsylvania Hall Address” as an ethical response to the constraints of public expectations through Angelina Grimke’s use of sacred kairos and Biblical allusion
    After graduation:  Continue PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication, English Department, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • Philippe Meister (2017)
    Project Title:  Cloud composition technologies in multimodal composition program documents
    After graduation:  PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication, English Department, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • Allison Piper-Geber (2016)
    Project Title:  Stereotyping femininity in disembodied virtual assistants
    After graduation:  Lecturer, English Department, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • Leslie Shapy (2016)
    Project Title:  A close reading and concept-oriented rhetorical and literary analysis of Margaret Sanger’s eugenics-based discourse
  • Carlos Toledo-Parada (2017)
    Project Title:  Metaphoric language in a dictator’s discourse: Analysis of three speeches by Augusto Pinochet
    After graduation:  PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication, English Department, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • Arline Votruba (2018)
    Project Title:  Redefining feminist rhetoric in stand-up comedy: Offering cultural critique through subversion and silence
  • Eric Waite (2016)
    Project Title:  Stories of sky and sea: Storying the generational divide at Cape Muroto