Job Placements

Graduates from our MA and PhD programs have successfully obtained positions in academia, industry, and government. 

MA graduates:

  • Sarah Dietrich: Senior Principal Engineer Specialist at NASA
  • Katherine Schibler: District Director at Erie County Legislature
  • Emma Barrett: Associate Consultant at Beacon Hill Staffing Group
  • Juliet Parris: Data Analyst at Callisto Media
  • Christian Wilenski: Market Research Analyst at Savanta
  • Devin Kharyi Forde: Communications Coordinator at Adjaye Associates

MA students have continued to purse PhD at UB or elsewhere:

  • Kyle Heneveld: PhD student at University at Buffalo and Diversity Fellow
  • Yi Yin Leong: PhD student at University at Buffalo and Presidential Fellow
  • Emily Lapan: PhD student at University at Buffalo and Presidential Fellow
  • Chris Dobmeier: PhD student at Northwestern University
  • Emily Andrews: PhD student at Northwestern University
  • Tobias Reynolds-Tylus: PhD student at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign; currently Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at James Madison University

PhD graduates have obtained prestigious positions around the world:

  • Zhiying “Zoey” Yue: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
  • Kuei-Chun "Anita" Liu: Postdoctoral Fellow at National University of Singapore
  • Jody Chin Sing Wong: Associate Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation
  • Zhuling “Veronica” Liu: Assistant Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Kaitlin Fitzgerald: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Cornell University
  • Melissa Moore: Associate Director of Research at YouGov
  • Sixiao “Vivian” Liu: Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida
  • Haoran “Chris” Chu: Assistant Professor Public Relations, University of Florida
  • Kristin Maki: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University
  • Weiai “Wayne” Xu: Assistant Professor of Communication, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • Georges Khalil: Assistant Professor of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Florida
  • Yixin “Cindy” Chen: Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Sam Houston State University, USA
  • Darrin Griffin: Associate Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Communication Studies, The University of Alabama
  • Jian “Raymond” Rui: Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication, South China University of Technology, China 
  • Elena Svetieva:  Assistant Professor of Communication, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs 
  • Michael Egnoto: Assistant Clinical Professor FIRE in National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), University of Maryland
  • Amanda Lohiser:  Clinical Assistant Professor of Management Communication at Simon Business School, University of Rochester
  • Jennifer Allen Catellier: Associate Professor and Chair, Gannon University, USA
  • Hazel Kwon: Associate Professor of Journalism and Communication, Arizona State University
  • Marsha Ducey: Associate Professor and Chair at the Department of Journalism, Broadcasting and Public Relations, SUNY Brockport
  • Yu-Chao Huang: Assistant Professor, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
  • Katherine LaVail: Health Communication Specialist, Center for Disease Control, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease, Health Communication Science Office
  • Ashley (Anker) Fico: Associate Professor of Public Health & Health Education, SUNY Brockport, USA and Chief Executive Officer/Co-Founder of InnoQuests LLC
  • Derek Lackaff: Associate Professor of Communication Design and Director of MA in Interactive Media at Elon University, USA
  • Jang Kim: Professor of Social/Semantic Network Data Analysis, IT Leadership, and Media at School of Interaction Science, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea