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From the Dean’s Office

Letter: Only Thing Constant is Change


Over the past four years, I have worked diligently with the graduate school, the faculty, current students and alumni to improve and promote our Graduate Program in Communication. Today, it is with both humility and pride (perhaps relief) that I write my final column in the Graduate Program Standard as associate dean in the College of Communications and Information Studies (CCIS). My journey began in the summer of 2005, with an agreement that after two years in the post, I would resume my autonomous role as an associate professor. It has now been four years and it is time for change—for me and for our graduate program. People resist change, even though it is inevitable, necessary, and important for positive growth. This doctrine, hardly new, was espoused by the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus (535 BC – 475 BC), who argued that change is not only central to the universe, but that life is an ongoing process governed by a law of change. During the past four years, many of my friends and colleagues have teased me—suggesting that I would follow the example of my predecessor and remain in my role indefinitely. On July 1, 2009, I will put their fears to rest. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Timothy Sellnow

will take over in the fall. The current issue of the Graduate Program Standard highlights graduates from both the Ph.D. and M.A. program. Our alumni section features a comprehensive list of all students who have graduated from our doctoral program since 1983. There simply wasn’t room in this newsletter to include everyone who has graduated with an M.A. since 1966, but you can find a comprehensive list online at: www.uky. edu/CommInfoStudies/ GRAD/Alumni. Please ensure that your information is accurate and let us know if there are any corrections or additions that require our attention. Several beneficial relationships were established with administrators in the graduate school, making the application, registration and funding processes easier for our students. We’ve developed and implemented strategies for promoting external public relations in order to continue to build national visibility; and ultimately improve the regional, national, and international reputation of our graduate program. I’m especially proud of the database developments we’ve made to provide more accurate and accessible information. Digital refinements to the graduate admissions procedures have reduced the time to make decisions from three

days to three hours. Finally, the creation of a Graduate Program Alumni database makes it easier to stay connected with our alumni and to see the extraordinary efforts of our graduate students and faculty. Faculty and student accomplishments have been exemplary this year. I trust you will enjoy reading about the conference presentations, publications, and progress made in creating new knowledge. The success of the program is due, in large part, to the impressive leadership of the Graduate Student Association officers. We are especially grateful to Cochairs Jason Martin and Bob Zuercher, Secretary Caitlin Dixon, and Treasurer Jenny Maginnis. Several students benefited from scholarships and fellowships made possible by faculty and alumni. Erin Gilles and J. Human were this year’s co-recipients of the Bruce Westley Memorial Graduate Scholarship. Jason Martin and Renee Human were co-recipients of the Sypher Memorial Scholarship. Kathleen Vidoloff was the recipient of the R. Lewis Donohew Graduate Fellowship. Also, several students were awarded travel grants, made possible by generous alumni contributions, to supplement their expenses attending professional conferences and presenting research findings.

Derek R. Lane

Associate Dean Dr. Alan DeSantis was promoted to full professor and Dr. J. Michael Farrell was promoted to associate professor with tenure. Dr. J. David Johnson will be stepping down as dean after 11 years of exemplary service. After a one-year sabbatical, he will return as a full professor in 2011. I am privileged to announce Dr. H. Dan O’Hair (University of Oklahoma) as our new dean. In the Broadway musical, Jekyll & Hyde, Henry Jekyll makes a plea to the Board of Governors of St. Jude’s Hospital to fund his research, aimed at discovering chemical formulae, which could alter personality and ultimately eliminate all evil from mankind. He argues: I am simply a scientist. I have a code to which I remain true! Here is a chance to take charge of our fate. Deep down you must know that tomorrow’s too late! One rule of life we cannot rearrange. The only thing constant is change.

Faculty Focus

Welcome to our New Graduate Faculty

Prosperity and progress are still priorities, despite budget shortfalls Despite the budget reductions occurring state and campus wide, which were projected to eliminate funds for up to 188 positions, of which 71 were faculty, the Department of Communication welcomed four new graduate faculty members into the fold this year – Donald W. Helme, Bobi Ivanov, Yung Soo Kim and Laura Stafford.

Donald W. Helme

Assistant Professor Helme (Ph.D., UK) returned to the Bluegrass to focus on his specialties – health communication and campaigns, anti-tobacco coalitions, mass media, substance abuse prevention, and physician-patient communication. His most recent work is on school-based interventions for both smoking and HIV prevention, appearing in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health (2008) and Jounal of Health Communication (2007).

The department has made a decision to adhere to standards of excellence and innovation, especially in hard economic times, ensuring our position as one of the top 10 health communication programs in the U.S. (NCA, 2004). “Every budget represents a choice: We can choose to go forward or we can choose to retreat,” President Lee T. Todd, Jr. said.

Bobi Ivanov

Assistant Professor Ivanov (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) is an assistant professor of Journalism and Telecommunications. His research focuses on influence of mass media, message processing and resistance to influence, particularly inoculation. He co-authored the book “Adolescents and Communication Regarding Sex and Contraception”, as well as multiple journal articles appearing in Communication Monographs and Central Business Review.

“Today we choose to go forward.” Communications faculty, students, and staff heartily support that sentiment. During the 2009-2010 fiscal year, the program will continue to advance the curriculum offered to graduate students, engage the Lexington community, and contribute to meaningful research and theory development.

Yung Soo Kim

Assistant Professor Kim (Ph.D., Southern Illinois University) has He has extensive professional experience as a photojournalist. His research interests include visual communication, international communication, and multimedia. Kim regularly presents his studies at prestigious conferences such as AEJMC and ICA, and his most recent work has appeared in the Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly and the International Communication Gazette.

This commitment to progress, despite adversary and change, has made the UK College of Communication and Information Studies a coveted destination for advanced degree candidates nationwide. Upholding this standard is the key to the department’s continued success, prosperity and vitality. To those now joining us: Great work awaits you.

Laura Stafford

Professor Stafford (Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin) specializes in interpersonal communication, and relational communication in romantic and family relationships. She is currently editor of the Journal of Applied Communication Research. Her recent published work has included the article “Idealization, reunions, and stability in long-distance dating relationships”, appearing in Journal of Social and Personal Relationships (2007), co-authored with Andy J. Merolla.


Power of Participation in Paducah

Dr. Chike Anyaegbunam uses participatory communication to foster community empowerment, collaboration, and hope near a Cold War-era Uranium ticipatory communication enrichment plant. appraisal and structured

Professor Chike Anyaegbunam joins Dr. Ted Grossardt of the Kentucky Transportation Center and Dr. Lindell Ormsbee as coprincipal investigators of a federally funded project sponsored by the Kentucky Research Consortium for Energy and the Environment (KRCEE) at UK. Their team was charged with soliciting and integrating public, regulatory, and community input to produce an End State Vi-


sion Report for the final disposition of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP), the only operating uranium enrichment facility in the U.S. Ongoing environmental

restoration activities at this Superfund National Priorities List site address the contamination of offsite groundwater (with Tc99) and creek sediment (with PCBs) that was first discovered in 1988. The End State Vision initiative will integrate par-

Project Timeline Spring 2009: Identify stakeholders Summer 2009: Solicit stakeholder input Fall 2009: Provide technical support to foster stakeholder understanding Spring 2010: Facilitate public meetings to further develop end state visions Summer 2010: Provide document support Fall 2010: Deliver final report

public involvement to ensure maximum participation and project ownership by such stakeholders as local citizens and government regulatory agencies. This project will facilitate meetings that incorporate public, stakeholder and technical concerns to create a public document reflecting stakeholder wishes regarding the final disposition of the plant. A renowned practitioner of participatory communication for numerous organizations, including the World Bank, Anyaegbunam brings his expertise in people empowerment and participatory approaches to the endeavor.

Photo courtesy of Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute The cylinder yard at PGDP is filled with mixed low-level nuclear waste (MLLW). In fiscal year 2004, the Department of Energy projected that cleanup would last until 2019 and cost almost $1.6 billion to complete.

Faculty Foray

Inside the Ivory Tower: Recent faculty research, publications and presentations Seth M. Noar

In 2008, Noar authored and co-authored six articles, including a 10-year review of HIV campaigns in the Journal of Health Communication. He is co-editor, with P. Palmgreen (UK), of a special issue from KCHC, to be published in Communication Methods and Measures. His book, Communication Perspectives on HIV/AIDS for the 21st Century, was published with T. Edgar and V.S. Freimuth. He also won the 2008 Faculty Community Service award at the CCIS Awards and Recognition Ceremony.

Thomas R. Lindlof

Lindlof authored seven encyclopedia entries and book chapters. In 2008, he published his book, Hollywood under Siege: Martin Scorsese, the Religious Right, and the Culture Wars.

Alan D. DeSantis

DeSantis, now a full tenure faculty, authored two articles on illicit use of Adderall by college students, appearing in Substance Use & Misuse and J. of American College Health (2008).

Chan Yun Yoo

Yoo’s article on incidental exposure to Web advertising was accepted for publication by the Journal of Marketing Communications (2009). He published an article in the Journal of Interactive Marketing (2008), and co-authored an article with D.S. Chung (UK), published in Mass Communication & Society (2008). He received the 2008 Top Faculty Paper award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Newspaper Division.

“Faculty Foray” continued on Page 6

Deborah S. Chung

Chung authored and co-authored eight articles since 2008 on blogging, interactivity, and online journalism; appearing in Mass Communication and Society, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, and the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. At the 2008 AEJMC conference, she was awarded Top Faculty Research Paper. Her article, co-authored with S. Nah (UK), has been accepted to the 2009 ICA conference. She won the 2008 Research Award at the CCIS Awards & Recognition Ceremony.

Mina Tsay

Tsay coauthored a paper with M.B. Oliver (Penn State), presented at ICA’s 58th annual conference. Her paper on parasocial interaction was accepted to the 2009 NCA convention.

Donald O. Case

Case published an article on the link between genealogy and public health in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (2009).

Timothy L. Sellnow

Sellnow co-authored two chapters in the Handbook of Risk and Crisis Communication (2009) and a chapter in Terrorism: Communication and Rhetorical Perspectives (2008). His book Effective Risk Communication: A Message-Centered Approach (2009) was published with co-authors R. R. Ulmer, M. W. Seeger and R. S. Littlefield. He presented and/or co-authored five papers at the 2008 NCA and ICA conventions. He is PI for a $482,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security.


From the GSA Co-Chairs

Letter: Changing for the Better

Jason Martin GSA Co-chair

Bob Zuercher

class schedule

Fall 2009

GSA Co-chair


It is hard to believe the end of the 2008-2009 academic year is upon us and our time as GSA’s leaders is nearing its end. This has been an exciting year for us as individuals, a graduate program, and a student organization. We would like to reflect back on what has been an exciting year, in GSA and our graduate program, while looking forward to what will undoubtedly be a successful and exciting 2009-2010. The year began with the arrival of a diverse new cohort of graduate students representing more than a half dozen states. They added a unique amalgamation of scholarship and personality to our program. While our primary objective is to stimulate our minds and enlighten our students, our social calendar continues to be full of activities like Friday afternoon clubs at Pazzo’s, trips to Keeneland, our infamous Christmas cel-

monday CJT 745: Seminar in Mass Comm; Visual Comm CJT 608: Mass Comm and Society CJT 751: Adv Topics in Comm Theory Construction

ebration and even an endof-the-semester Wii party hosted at the Lanes’ humble abode. Though we certainly work hard, we never forget the importance of playing hard as well. This year we held our 13th annual GSA Symposium, which was a rousing success that we will surely continue. (See page 7.) We were fortunate enough to create a new event this year, the GSA Job Talk, which was conceived by the Kathleen Vidoloff. Job Talk presentations provide graduate students on the job market an opportunity to present research to faculty and colleagues in a setting that resembles what a prospective faculty member will find as part of the interviewing process. This also allows graduate student attendees to view how the interview process is conducted. The event was well attended and well received, so it shall continue

as a newly minted GSA tradition. Our newly elected officers for the 2009-2010 school year are Rachel Rice as Ph.D. chair; Mitch Schwartz as M.A. cochairs; Alyssa Millner as treasurer; and Katie as secretary. New colloquium, symposium, social and technology chairs will be elected in the fall. We look forward to helping the new leadership continue making GSA the successful organization that is has become. The dedication of our students makes this progress possible. GSA will continue to be a voice for the department’s graduate students while fostering scholarship and good times. Thanks to everyone who makes GSA what it is – a valuable, supportive and meaningful organization! Sincerely, Jason Martin & Bob Zuercher GSA Co-Chairs

tuesday wednesday thursday CJT 665: Quantitative Research Methods CJT 671: Proseminar in Health Comm CJT 631: Seminar in Interpersonal Communication

CJT 780: Special Topics in Message Design CJT 651: Communication Theory STA 570: Basic Statistical Analysis

CJT 665: Quantitative Research Methods CJT 719: Seminar in International/Intercultural Comm 4 - 6 p.m. Graduate Protected Time

Interactivity Study on UK’s Virtual ‘Island’ Ph.D. Candidate Recreates Communication Department in Second Life An informal group of faculty, staff and students at UK are exploring the educational potential of Second Life (SL), a 3D online virtual world that boasts more than 15 million members. Jennifer Robinette, ABD, received a small grant last year to build a Communication Lab on the UK “Island” in SL, which will include virtual multimedia rooms with information on communication concepts. Robinette’s dissertation, studied “Understanding Virtual Experiences: Perceived interactivity and presence with and without others in the Virtual Environment”, tested whether

ing this line of research,” Robinette said. The Communication Department joins the ranks of an ever-growing number of groups on UK Island, including the Medical Center, Art Department, Radio Station, and William T. Young Library. Even Photo courtesy Sandra Challman the Kentucky Kernel has virtual newsstands, where The Anatomy & Neurobiology Department recently held their visitors can access the pafirst class activity on the UK Island in Second Life. The virtual per immediately. anatomy lab piloted the use of the immersive environment and UK uses its virtual presmultimedia to examine the anterior compartment of the thigh. ence to network with uniStudents benefited from peer learning and instant feedback. versities, students, and exthe potential for interper- use in Virtual World re- perts across the globe. UK sonal communication in- search. Island is managed by the creases subjects’ perceived “Once I build the virtual Teaching and Academic interactivity of SL, and Communication Lab, I Support Center, but projvalidated the Measure of hope other students will ects are conducted by many Perceived Interactivity for be interested in continu- campus organizations.

Faculty Foray, continued from page 4 Derek R. Lane

In 2008, Lane published a chapter in The International Encyclopedia of Communication, and an article on team-based learning in New Directions in Teaching and Learning. He co-authored articles published in Health Promotion Practice and New Directions in Teaching and Learning, focusing on HIV education and team-based learning, respectively. Finally, he presented and/or coauthored three papers at the 2008 NCA convention in San Diego, Calif.

J. David Johnson

Johnson authored two papers, appearing in the International Journal of Strategic Communication and the Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health.

Michael I. Arrington

M.I.A. authored an article on prostate cancer, accepted by the International Journal of Men’s Health. He also presented and/or coauthored four papers at the SSCA conference.

Elisia L. Cohen

Cohen published as first author in Health Communication and Communication Research Reports (2008), with another article accepted at the J. of Applied Communication Research. She co-authored three articles on topics of African-American women’s cancer survivor stories, black newspapers as tools for cancer education, and anti-smoking advertising. She was awarded a subcontract grant from the Washington University CECCR II (200813), and applied for two grants under review at NIH.

Kevin Real

Real published in the J. of Applied Communication Research, and had two articles accepted by Health Communication and Comm. in the Management of Health and Illness.

Phil C. Palmgreen

He authored a chapter in Communication Perspectives on HIV/ AIDS for the 21st Century (2008). He co-authored two articles accepted by the J. of Health Comm and AIDS Edu and Prevention.


Grub for Communication Gurus

Spotlight: Theory Contemplating Creativity

Three years ago, Assistant Professor Mark Stuhlfaut tackled the daunting task of describing the indescribable – Stuhlfaut creativity. In advertising, where more creative ads tend to be more attractive to audiences and attraction is the first step toward selling a product, understanding creativity is essential. “Judgments about an advertisement’s degree of creativity are typically subjective,” Stuhlfaut said. “If preliminary ideas could be evaluated more definitively, then advertisers can better predict their value.” A literature review revealed that a conceptual definition of creativity in advertising was unclear; Theory was absent. So Stuhlfaut sought to define and explicate the “creative” construct. After analyzing statements about creativity from ad copywriters and art directors, he used inductive analysis to develop a four-dimension model of creativity: novelty, affect, utility, and humor. Further testing of the model using advertisements for alcoholic beverages supported the model’s ability to predict which ads were viewed as creative. His paper, “Lifting the Veil: An Empirical Model of Creativity for Advertising Professionals,” is under review at the Journal of Advertising Research.


Photographer / Derek R. Lane Lunch is served at the Campbell House during the 13th Annual GSA Symposium. From left to right: Kathleen Vidoloff , Jason Martin, Nancy Grant Harrington, Chike Anyaegbunam, Renee and Jay Human, and Erin Gilles.

Symposium Success

Training Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) hosted its 13th Annual Symposium, titled “The Future of Communication” to honor the spirit of progress in the College of Communication and Information Studies, at the Campbell House on March 7, 2009. Graduates students presented throughout the day in five sessions – health; interpersonal; mass media; health/ risk; and psychological, sociological and cultural approaches - with faculty respondents and student moderators. “The response to the research presentations was overwhelmingly positive,” said Jenny Maginnis, GSA symposium chair and the event coordinator. “We had a great breadth and variety of studies submitted by both master’s and doctoral students.” Many participants cited the high-

light of the event, such as the quality of the student and faculty feedback, the cross-disciplinary dialog, and the collegial and collaborative atmosphere of the event. The event ran from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with an afternoon keynote address by Dr. Timothy Sellnow and doctorial candidate Kathleen Vidoloff, titled “ Key Points of Intervention: Communicating During Crisis”. Their presentation was based on results from Sellnow’s work with the National Center for Food Protection and Defense, funded by a $481,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security. This line of research focuses on the correlation between media coverage of food-related crisis events and consumer confidence. Taking into account

Photographer / Derek R. Lane Dr. Timothy Sellnow presents the keynote address.

faculty and student responses, future symposium planning will solicit more faculty participation and more comprehensive research (e.g. literature reviews with directions for the future and critical analysis), as well as incorporate more comfortable classroom-style seating.

Congratulations 2008-09 Graduates!

Congratulations to all of our graduates this year. Three students successfully defended their doctoral dissertations – Dr. Jennifer Gray, Dr. Nicole Dobransky, and Dr. Wil-

liam Weathers, Jr. Rosalie Shemanski Aldrich, Jennifer Fairchild, Clinton Baldwin, and Jim Gleason successfully defended their qualifying exam. Stephanie Van Stee and

Jennifer Bustle successfully defended a master’s thesis. We are also proud to announce that four master’s students successfully defended comprehensive exams – Lauren Staun,

Sharon Santo, Justin Allen, and Caitlin Dixon. We extend our best wishes in their future endeavors and we are extremely proud of their accomplishments.


Stepping Out: Students Making Strides Rosalie B. Aldrich

Aldrich published “The barriers to smoking cessation for pregnant women in rural Kentucky” in the Kentucky Journal of Communication, as well as a book review in the Southern Communication Journal. She has co-authored articles appearing in Communication Yearbook and Health Promotion & Practice. She also contributed to a chapter in Grief after Suicide: Understanding the Consequences and Caring for the Survivors. Finally, she received the Top Graduate Student Paper award at the 2008 Kentucky Communication Association conference.

Kathleen Vidoloff

Vidoloff was selected to attend the 2009 NCA Doctoral Honors conference on engaged scholarship. She also presented at the 2009 Southern States Communication Association conference.

Elizabeth L. Petrun

Petrun contributed to three reports under the direction of Dr. T. Sellnow, on issues of risk communication and food safety, and presented at the National Center for Food Protection and Defense conference.

James P. Gleason

Gleason, ABD, is continuing his work on interactivity and new media. His paper “Interactivity Redefined: A First Look at Outcome Interactivity Theory”, with Dr. D. R. Lane as second author, was accepted to the 2009 NCA conference. He is still teaching at Eastern Kentucky University. Finally, he plays in his band The Johnson Brothers and his wife’s band The Bats, who released their first CD last year called “Some Settling May Occur.” You can hear more at the bands’ Web sites at: or

Brianna M. Bodine

Bodine coauthored a paper with Dr. M. Tsay on predictors of parasocial interaction, accepted to the 2009 NCA conference and under review at the J. of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.

Jennifer L. Bustle

Bustle received her master’s this year, and presented two papers at the 2008 NCA conference, one as first author and another as second author with Dr. Rankin.

2008 NCA

Conference presentors included: Jennifer L. Bustle, M.A. (2009) Laura Beth Daws, ABD Nicole Dobransky, Ph.D. (2008) Renee Human, Ph.D. student Jennifer Maginnis, Ph.D. student Jason Martin, Ph.D. student Sarah Riley, ABD Kathleen Vidoloff, Ph.D. student Elizabeth Webb, ABD Robert Zuercher, M.A. student


Celebrating 42 Years of Quality Education Spotlight: Service From St. Louis to Bosnia

Dr. Wai Hsien Cheah, an assistant professor in the Department of Speech Communication at Southern IlliCheah nois University Edwardsville (SIUE), is currently serving as co-PI on a study funded by the Missouri Foundation for Karamehic- Health (MFH) Muratovic to examine substance abuse and mental health issues in the Bosnian community in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Funded for $49,033, this one year project began in December of 2008 and is headed by PI Ajlina Karamehic-Muratovic, Ph.D., research assistant professor at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH); and another co-PI, Hisako Matsuo, Ph.D., associate professor of research methodology at Saint Louis University. SIUE will be adding health communication as an area of emphasis to its Master’s in Speech Communication program in the fall of 2009. Dr. Min Liu (former student of Drs. Deanna and Timothy Sellnow) and Cheah developed three graduate level health communication courses. An undergraduate health communication course was also added, which Cheah is teaching.


Beginning in 1966, with our first master’s student, the College of Commnication and Information Studies graduate program has awarded 140 doctor of philosophy in communication degrees and 292 master’s of arts in communication. Here’s a look back at the minds behind some of the disciplines most riveting research, theory construction and practical application.

2009 140. William M. Weathers, Jr.

2003 107. Ajlina Karamehic 106. Stephen Christopher Yungbluth 105. Ritta Abell 104. Barbara Maria Brann 103. John Seibert-Davis 102. Suzanne Lorraine Allard 101. Gretchen Ruth Norling 100. Holly Payne 99. Aaron Karnell 98. Fred Fitch

09 2008 139. Nicole D. Dobransky 138. Jennifer B. Gray

2007 137. Zhiwen Xiao 136. Florence Maria Witte 135. Robert J. Trader 134. Sarah Elizabeth Cavendish 133. Zachary Thomas Henning

2006 132. Melissa S. Harris 131. Sharon Wills Brescoach 130. Christopher Swindell 129. Billy Wooten 128. Wenli Yuan 127. Angela Faye Cooke-Jackson 126. Taressa Kay Fraze 125. Maria Spirenkova Ward 124. Rungrat Chaisamrej 123. Davide Girardelli

2005 122. Mary Lee Horosewski 121. Michael Farrell 120. Toy Lisa Mitchell 119. Hung-Yi Lu 118. Deborah Jean Stigall 117. Mia Liza Alcantara Lustria 116. Donna Michelle Wills Elkins 115. Chaowen Wang 2004 114. Sissy Bertino Meredith 113. Stacy Minger 112. Laura Hayes 111. Wai Hsien Cheah 110. John Youngblood 109. Jeff Groeling 108. Regina Francies

2002 97. Pamela K. Cupp 96. Kevin Miller 95. Jayne Violette 94. Jeong-Hyun An 93. Ann Crittenden-Lewis Forsythe 92. John Mack Shotwell 91. Maki Takahshi 90. Shawn Duane Long 2001 89. Karen S. Krumrey-Fulks 88. Rana Johnson 87. Charmaine Mckissick-Melton 86. Kirk W. Duthler 85. Alyssa A. Eckman 2000 84. Robert I. Thompson, Jr. 83. Myra Lynette Corrello 82. Donald Wade Helme 81. Gaelle Picherit 80. Celia Wall 79. Thomas H. Miller 78. Elizabeth S. Hansen 1999 77. Rachel S. Davis 76. Gregory J. Feeney 75. Robin J. Crigler 74. Bruce K. Berger 73. Michael T. Stephenson

1998 72. Yu Zhang 71. Timothy Edwards 70. Susan E. Colon 69. Gregory K. Widener 68. Barbara L. Lajaunie 67. Jill W. Hall 66. Steven M. Giles 65. Penelope B. Summers 64. Rosemary B. Bryant 63. Ruth B. Buser-Nall 1997 62. Selichi Morisaki 61. Michael Wayne Shelton 60. Laban D. Miller 59. Khalid M. Marjhalani

32. 31. 30. 29. 28. 27.

1996 58. Philip R. Breeze 57. Lynnda S. Beavers 56. Catherine M. Gillotti 55. Gina C. Wesley 54. Terrence D. Likes 53. John D. Lepter 52. Debra J. Reece

1990 19. Jerry G. Harvill 18. Patricia Morgan Muhammad 18. Harry Iglesias 17. Patricia A. Lawrence 16. Debra S. Grodin 15. S. Kelly Coyle

David E. Carter Elizabeth B. Shear Paul M. Gold Edward H. Woods Maureen W. Everett Joel B. Kailing

83 1995 51. Monica H. Ganas 50. Safran S. Al-Makaty 49. Tracy V. Banks 48. Tina M. Harris 47. Veronica J. Duncan 46. Chris J. Foreman

1994 45. James M. Prather 44. James R. Wood 43. Karen H. Bonnell 42. Sally Vogl-Bauer 41. Freda D. Lewis 40. Autumn Ann Grubb-Swetnam 39. Judi C. Truitt 38. Garvin W. Quinn 37. Marilyn D. Hunt 36. Ruth R. Wagoner 35. Martha J. Einerson 1993 34. Margaret U. Dsilva 33. Murray A. Fortner

1992 26. Linda S. Henson 25. Nancy G. Harrington 24. John E. Neihof 23. Vikrant A. Dhoundiyal 22. Philip J. Auter 1991 21. Rosemary Booth 20. Woody L. Davis

1989 14. John W. Haas 13. D. Forrest Cameron 12. Stephanie Zimmermann 1988 11. Joy Hart 10. Myria W. Allen

1987 9. Gayle M. Pohl 8. Murali Nair 7. Theodore E. Zorn 6. Rona S. Roberts 5. William L. Gillespie

1986 4. Gregory B. Leichty 3. Cheyenne J. Oldham 1984 2. Elizabeth M. Fraas

1983 1. Donald Bruce Searle

Spotlight: Research Research in the Field

Dr. Ann Forsythe is a senior health communication analyst and serves as the lead health communication consultant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Marketing (NCHM), Health Communication Science Office (HCSO) at the CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). She provides health communication program oversight, design and methods, and translation of NCHHSTP interventions. Prior to the CDC, Forsythe was a senior account executive with Porter Novelli/San Francisco, Health Care and Food/ Nutrition teams. From 1997 to 2000, she was director at the National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. (NACHC), Washington, DC. These experiences gave her “end-to-end” consulting expertise on topics ranging from program logic modeling, research design, contracting processes, costs research and execution, IRB and OMB package development and clearances, national health communication campaign management, and program evaluation. Forsythe received her Ph.D. in Communication from UK. She completed a pre-doctoral fellowship in 1996 with the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Office of Cancer Communication, in Bethesda, Md.


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We sincerely hope you enjoyed this issue of the Graduate Program Standard and look forward to hearing about where you are and what you are doing. We have plans to develop a virtual map that plots alumni locations, as well as a Facebook presence that will allow alumni to reconnect with one another.

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