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PhD Alumni Spotlights

Jackie CameronJackie Cameron is a recent PhD graduate from the School of Journalism and Electronic Media in the College of Communication and Information. Jackie earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Counseling/Clinical Psychology from Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois and a Master’s of Science in General Psychology from DePaul University where she also worked as a Research Associate and Adjunct Instructor.  Read more about Jackie!


Sejin ParkSejin Park graduated with a Ph.D. from the College of Communication and Information with a concentration in Advertising and Public Relations. Before joining CCI, he served in the Republic of Korea Army; as a public affairs officer, he communicated and built relationships with army publics. In 2009, the Korean government selected Sejin for a scholarship to fund his graduate education. He earned a master’s degree in public relations from CCI and then returned to South Korea to apply communication theories to his military career. Sejin’s fascination for research brought him back to CCI to complete his Ph.D. Read more about Sejin!


Hannah ShinaultHannah Shinault graduated with a Ph.D. from the College of Communication and Information with a concentration in Advertising and Public Relations. Before joining CCI, she earned a master’s degree at Radford University. After two weeks at Radford, she knew she would never leave academics.  She was hooked!   Read more about Hannah!


Frances BachsteinFrances Bachstein graduated with a Ph.D. from the College of Communication and Information with a concentration in Information Sciences. Prior to joining CCI, she earned degrees in classical civilization and history from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in history from the University of Kentucky. Read more about Frances!


NatalieNatalie M. Rice, PhD is a CCI doctoral program alumna (2012). She is currently a research consultant at the Baker Center Institute for Nuclear Security (INS) at the University of Tennessee where she conducts research on global security, anti-Americanism, and issues related to Russia and the former Soviet Union. Natalie graduated from CCI’s Master’s program with a concentration in Journalism and Electronic Media. Her B.A. is from the Department of Social Communication at the Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus). Natalie has published a number of articles on various global security and public policy topics with a special focus on anti-Americanism, nuclear security, mass media, and public opinion in the former Soviet region. Read more about Natalie!