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Kawther Albader
Masters Student
kawtheralbader@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1554
Office: Communication 115
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Juliana Barbati
Graduate Teaching Associate
jbarbati@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-1329
Office: Communication 115A

After earning her Bachelor’s and MA in Communication from the University of Oklahoma, Jules moved to Tucson to pursue a PhD. Jules’ research interest involves examining the effects of persuasive messages; this main focus manifests in different contexts (e.g., prejudice reduction, in the media,...
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Shelby N. Carter
Graduate Teaching Associate
shelbyncarter@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-1329
Office: Communication 115A

Shelby Carter is from Mayfield, Kentucky and is a master's student in the Department of Communication. In 2019, she received her bachelor of arts degree in Communication and a minor in Marketing from the University of Louisville. Shelby's research interests broadly include social influence,...
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Eunjoo Choi
Graduate Teaching Associate
echoi1@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5716
Office: Communication 111
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Yunjin Choi
Graduate Teaching Associate
ychoi@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
Office: Communication 203
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Amanda R. Cooper
Graduate Teaching Associate
ramandacooper@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0750
Office: Communication 110

Amanda Cooper is a master's student in the Department of Communication. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies from Utah State University. Her research interest is in the intersection of interpersonal, family, and health communication. Specifically she is interested...
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Leah Dajches
Graduate Teaching Associate
ldajches@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5716
Office: Communication 111

Leah is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication. She received her B.A. in Film & Television Studies from the University of Arizona and her M.A. in Media Arts & Sciences from Indiana University Bloomington. Leah’s research interests focus on media effects, particularly the...
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Dana Dinsmore
Ph.D. Candidate
danadinsmore@email.arizona.edu

Dana R. Dinsmore is a fourth year Ph.D. student. Her research focuses on how communication in family and romantic relationships affects our physical and mental health. Her research addresses such topics as diet, exercise, alcohol/substance use, and medication adherence. She is just as passionate...
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Kaylin Duncan
Graduate Teaching Associate
kduncan7@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0183
Office: Communication 103c
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William Emmons
Graduate Teaching Assistant
williamemmons@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
Office: Communication 203
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Alice Fanari
Graduate Teaching Associate
afanari@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0750
Office: Communication 110

Born and raised in Italy, Alice Fanari (M.A.) moved to the United States five years ago to pursue her higher education and be fully immersed in a diverse, multi-cultural environment. After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a French Minor from the University of Nebraska at Omaha...
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Michael Farzinpour
Graduate Teaching Associate
mfarzinpour@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
Office: Communication 203

Michael is a second year PhD student whose research focuses on communication technology and social networks. He is interested in real-world applications of communication theory within organizational contexts. Michael is also passionate about teaching.


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Taylor Foerster
Graduate Teaching Associate
tfoerster@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
Office: Communication 203

My name is Taylor Foerster and I will be a first year PhD student in the communication department starting in Fall 2020! My background is multidisciplinary as I have an MS in Agricultural Education and a BS in Natural Resources with a Wildlife Conservation and Management Emphasis. I am...
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Heather Gahler
Graduate Teaching Associate
hgahler@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
Office: Communication 203
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Hyeonchang Gim
Graduate Teaching Associate
hgimkay@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-1329
Office: Communication 115A

Hyeonchang “Kay” Gim is an M.A. student whose research interests are in intergroup communication with music and media effects.  He received a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of South Dakota, where he researched how Netflix portrays characters in relation to biological sex, age...
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Sophia Heemsbergen
Accelerated Masters Student
heemsbergen@email.arizona.edu
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Yu Jeong Hwang
Graduate Teaching Associate
hwangyujeong@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1554
Office: Communication 115C
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Jian Jiao
Graduate Teaching Associate
jianj@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0750
Office: Communication 110

Jian Jiao is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of Arizona. His primary research interests include interpersonal communication, close relationships, and mental health.


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Ashley Laybon
Graduate Teaching Assistant
ashleylaybon@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
Office: Communication 203
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Bethany Lutovsky
Ph.D. Candidate
bethanylutovsky@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5716
Office: Communication 111

Bethany Lutovsky is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication. She received her B.S. in Management Communication and M.A. in Speech Communication from North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. Her research interests focus on the intersection of interpersonal relationships and media,...
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Jeannette Maré
Graduate Teaching Associate
jmare@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-1329
Office: Communication 115A

Jeannette Maré founded the nonprofit Ben's Bells 19 years ago after the sudden death of her young son. She combined her knowledge of linguistics (BA, University of Arizona, MA, Gallaudet University) with her passion for teaching kind communication skills in her community-building mission. Years...
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Daniel Montez
Graduate Teaching Associate
danielmontez@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
Office: Communication 203

Daniel Montez is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication. He received his B.A. in Communication from Arizona State University and M.A. in Mass Communication from Brigham Young University. His research interests focuses on political communication, including candidates' use of...
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Katerina Nemcova
Graduate Teaching Associate
knemcova@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0750
Office: Communication 110

Katerina Nemcova is a Ph.D. Student in the Department of Communication. She received her B.S. in Communication from University of Texas in Brownsville and her M.A. in Public Relations from Webster University, Missouri. Her research interests focus on health communication, communication and...
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Cecilia Sada Garibay
Graduate Teaching Associate
csada@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1554
Office: Communication 115C

Before starting my Ph.D. program, I was a full-time professor and researcher at the School of Communication at the Universidad Panamericana (UP) in Mexico City. I pursued my bachelor's studies in Communication at the UP and my master's degree in Marriage and Family at the Universidad de Navarra...
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Mamoru Sakura
Graduate Teaching Assistant
msakura@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1554
Office: Communication 115C

Mamoru Sakura is an MA student in the Department of Communication. Prior to enrolling in the University of Arizona, he has been pursuing studies in the areas of linguistics and communication studies at his home university in Japan. Since communication studies is not a major established field in...
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Larissa Terán
Graduate Teaching Associate
larissateran@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5716
Office: Communication 111

Larissa Terán (M.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication. Larissa’s research focus is mainly within social and psychological media effects. Topically, Larissa investigates the role of the media in young people’s sexual socialization,...
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Joshua von Herrmann
Graduate Teaching Assistant
jbvonherrmann@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
Office: Communication 203

Josh is a second year graduate student at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on Computer-mediated communication, with an emphasis on communication in online gaming, Reddit, and other new and emerging media. Josh has over 10 years of experience teaching public speaking and debate at...
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Nathan T. Woo
Graduate Teaching Associate
nathantwoo@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0750
Office: Communication 110

Nate Woo is a doctoral candidate in communication at the University of Arizona. He received his B.A. in communication and psychology from the University of California, Davis and his M.A. in communication studies from San Diego State University. His research focuses on the cognitive, behavioral,...
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Kun Yan
Graduate Teaching Associate
kunyan@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-1329
Office: Communication 115A
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