Doctoral Students, Graduate Assistants, Fellows

Mostafa Aniss
  • Mostafa Aniss
  • PhD candidate, Graduate teaching assistant
  • Mostafa is a PhD candidate (M.A., University of the Pacific) at Wayne State University studying the influence of social media on romantic relationship...
Fatima Barakji
Lacey Brim
Laura Bruns
Jamie Cobb
Elena Corriero
  • Elena Corriero
  • 2nd year PhD Student & Research Assistant in Online Interaction Lab; 508 Manoogian
  • My research focuses on communication in the context of close relationships. In particular, I am interested in understanding how interpersonal coordination...
Kelsey Husnick
  • Kelsey Husnick
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  •  MANO 508

  • Kelsey Mesmer (formerly Husnick) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication. Her research lies at the intersection of organizational...
Miwa Ito
  • Miwa Ito
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • 585 Manoogian
  • Miwa Ito is a social scientist studying organizational communication, specifically intraorganizational communication processes. The goal of her research is...
Yvonne Johnson
  • Yvonne Johnson
  • Doctoral Student
  • Yvonne Johnson has experience teaching public speaking, interpersonal communication and writing at local institutions such as Spring Arbor, Macomb Community...
Carrie Leach
  • Carrie Leach
  • Research Associate
  • 129 Knapp Building

    87 E. Ferry Street

    Detroit, MI 48202

  • Carrie Leach, PhD has conducted research at the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University since 2009. During that time, she co-investigated and...
Michael Major
  • Michael Major
  • Mike Major is a part-time PhD student in communication. He is director of career services at Saginaw Valley State University and is an officer in the Navy...
Maria Clara Martucci
Robert Matheny
  • Robert Matheny
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Robert is a PhD candidate with an emphasis in interpersonal communication.  He teaches courses in research methods, interpersonal communication, business...
Janice Metzger
  • Janice Metzger
  • Graduate Researching Assistant
  • Jade Metzger is a PhD student in communication studies. She her current research assignment is focused on doxing, including the framing of doxing in...
Jacob Nickell
  • Jacob Nickell
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Jake Nickell is a PhD candidate in the communication studies program. His scholarly interests pertain to rhetorical criticism and his research is concerned...
Christine Nyawaga
Lukas Pelliccio
Erin Perry
  • Erin Perry
  • Doctoral Student
  • Erin is a Ph.D. student studying the effects of new media and television on the journalism profession, using a framework that focuses on journalism...
Annisa Rochadiat
  • Annisa Rochadiat
  • Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) | Thomas C. Rumble Fellow 2018-2019
  • MANO 508

  • Annisa is a Ph.D. candidate in Communication Studies, Thomas C. Rumble Fellow 2018-2019, and Graduate Research Assistant for the Social Media and Relational...
Ariel Seay
  • Ariel Seay
  • Doctoral student and Graduate Teaching Assistant
  •  Manoogian Hall office 508

  • Ariel Elizabeth Seay is a doctoral student in the communication department at Wayne State University. Ariel is working to become a cultural rhetorician; she...
Nicholas Smith
Idrissa Snider
  • Idrissa Snider
  • Doctoral Student
  • Idrissa N. Snider continued her academic career after 10 years of professional experience working in the media industry. As a scholar, her interests lies in...
Sarah Walker
  • Sarah Walker
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Sarah Walker joined the Wayne State PhD program as a debate coach in the Fall of 2015. She received her BA from Minnesota State University in May of 2011...
Sydney Wallace
  • Sydney Wallace
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Thomas C. Rumble Fellow, Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Fellow
  • 584 Manoogian Hall

  • Sydney O’Shay-Wallace is a Ph.D. candidate and Thomas C. Rumble Fellow in the Department of Communication. She is also a Fellow with the Merrill Palmer...
Matthew Warner
  • Matthew Warner
  • Matthew Warner is a rhetorical scholar, teacher and forensics coach. His research centers around the rhetoric of sovereignty and citizenship/identity. He is...
Kai XU