Job Placements

Our graduate students have had success at obtaining positions at quality academic institutions throughout the world.

Recent Placements

  • Zhiying “Zoey” Yue (MA, 2017; PhD, 2021): Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Jody Chin Sing Wong (PhD, 2021): Associate Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation, USA
  • Zhuling “Veronica” Liu (PhD, 2021): Assistant Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Kaitlin Fitzgerald (MA, 2017; PhD, 2021): Postdoctoral Researcher at the Leuven School for Mass Communication Research (KU Leuven), Belgium
  • Melissa Moore (PhD, 2021): Project Manager at YouGov; currently Associate Director of Research at YouGov, USA
  • Sixiao “Vivian” Liu (MA, 2017; PhD, 2021): Postdoctoral Fellow at Health Communication and Equity Lab, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Christian Wilenski (MA, 2021): Market Research Analyst at Savanta
  • Devin Kharyi Forde (MA, 2021): Communications Coordinator at Adjaye Associates
  • Emily Andrews (MA, 2021): PhD student at Northwestern University
  • Emma Barrett (MA, 2021): Associate Consultant at Beacon Hill Staffing Group
  • Chris Dobmeier (MA, 2020): PhD student at Northwestern University
  • Haoran “Chris” Chu (PhD, 2019): Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University; currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Relations, University of Florida, USA
  • Zachary Carr (PhD, 2019): Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication, University at Buffalo, USA
  • Juliet Parris (MA, 2019): Data Analyst at Callisto Media
  • Jialing (Catherine) Huang (PhD, 2018): Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University-Texarkana; currently Associate Professor at Shenzhen University, China
  • Kristin Maki (PhD, 2018): Postdoctoral Research Fellow at MD Anderson Cancer Center; currently Assistant Professor at the School of Medicine, Wayne State University
  • Aisha O’Mally (PhD, 2018): Clinical Assistant Professor at the School of Management, University at Buffalo
  • McKenzie (Pittman) Vorpahl (PhD, 2018): Assistant Clinical Professor at the Department of Communication, University at Buffalo
  • Ji Hye Choi (PhD, 2018): Research Professor, Graduate School of Interaction Design, Hallym University, South Korea
  • Bonnie McCraken Nickels (PhD, 2016): Visiting Assistant Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Weiai “Wayne” Xu (PhD, 2015): Postdoctoral Fellow at Northeastern University; currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA
  • Georges Khalil (PhD, 2015): NCI R25T Postdoctoral Fellow at MD Anderson Cancer Research Center, Houston, TX; currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics, University of Florida, USA
  • Sarah Dietrich (MA, 2015): Behavior Analytics Researcher at Curiosity Bits Collective; currently Senior Principal Engineer Specialist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
  • Anne Solbu (2014, PhD): Postdoctoral Fellow at University at Buffalo; currently Clinical Research Coordinator at University at Buffalo for ECMC Transplant Research
  • Yixin “Cindy” Chen (PhD, 2014): Assistant Professor at Sam Houston State University; currently Associate Professor at the Department of Communication Studies, Sam Houston State University, USA
  • Darrin Griffin (PhD, 2014): Assistant Professor at The University of Alabama; currently Associate Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Communication Studies, The University of Alabama, USA
  • Jian “Raymond” Rui (PhD, 2014): Assistant Professor at Lamar University; currently Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication, South China University of Technology, China 
  • Amanda Damiano (PhD, 2014): Assistant Professor of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations, Hofstra University; currently Assistant Professor at the School of Communication and the Arts, Marist College, USA
  • Joseph Sirianni (PhD, 2014): Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Niagara University 
  • Elena Svetieva (PhD, 2014): Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Center for Creative Leadership; currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs 
  • Michael Egnoto (PhD, 2014): Assistant Clinical Professor FIRE in National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), University of Maryland
  • Tobias Reynolds-Tylus (MA, 2013): PhD student at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign; currently Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at James Madison University
  • Amanda Lohiser (PhD, 2012): Assistant Professor at SUNY Fredonia; currently Clinical Assistant Professor of Management Communication at Simon Business School, University of Rochester
  • Jennifer Allen Catellier (PhD, 2012): Tenure-track Assistant Professor at Gannon University; currently Associate Professor and Graduate Director of Health Communications, Gannon University, USA
  • Andrew Quagliata (PhD, 2012):
  • Deya Roy (MA, 2012): PhD student at University of Connecticut, currently Postdoctoral Fellow at Northeastern University and Lecturer at California State University San Marcos
  • Hazel Kwon (PhD, 2011): Assistant Professor at Arizona State University; currently Associate Professor at the Cronkite School of Journalism and Communication, Arizona State University
  • Marsha Ducey (PhD, 2011): Assistant Professor at SUNY Brockport; currently Associate Professor and Chair at the Department of Journalism, Broadcasting and Public Relations, SUNY Brockport
  • Hyunjung Kim (PhD, 2011): Assistant Professor at Missouri Southern State University; currently Adjunct Faculty of Business Communication at Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas, Dallas 
  • Joseph Loporcaro (PhD, 2011): Adjunct Faculty at Hilbert College; currently Adjunct Faculty at University of Rochester
  • Yu-Chao Huang (PhD, 2011): Assistant Professor, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
  • Carolyn Hurley (PhD, 2011): Research Officer, Transportation Security Administration, Washington D.C.
  • Jessica Akey (PhD, 2010): Visiting Professor at Bard College; currently Senior Outreach Professional at University of Vermont and Instructor at Champlain College, USA
  • Katherine LaVail (PhD, 2010): Health Communication Specialist, Center for Disease Control, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease, Health Communication Science Office, USA
  • Elizabeth Karras (PhD, 2010): Senior Researcher at VA Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention; currently Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center, USA  
  • Ashley (Anker) Fico (PhD, 2009): Postdoctoral Fellow at SUNY Buffalo; currently Associate Professor at the Department of Public Health & Health Education, SUNY Brockport, USA 
  • Derek Lackaff (PhD, 2009): Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Texas, Austin; currently Associate Professor of Communication Design and Director of MA in Interactive Media at Elon University, USA
  • Jang Kim (PhD, 2007): Assistant Professor at University of Hawaii at Manoa; currently Professor of Social/Semantic Network Data Analysis, IT Leadership, and Media at School of Interaction Science, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
  • Pauline Hoffmann (PhD, 2007): Assistant Professor at St. Bonaventure University; currently Associate Professor at the Department of Journalism and Strategic Communication, St. Bonaventure University, USA