Ph.D. Community Recent Placements

See where our recent graduates have found placements after earning their Ph.D. in Communication from USC Annenberg:

Yasuhito Abe, Ph.D. (2015)
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Doshisha University

Alexandrina Agloro, Ph.D. (2015)
Assistant Professor
Department of Humanities and Arts
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Meryl Alper, Ph.D. (2015)
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Studies
Northeastern University

Faculty Associate
Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Harvard University

Zheng An, Ph.D. (2015)
Assistant Professor
University of Hawaii – Hilo

Amanda Beacom, Ph.D. (2016)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Advice Seeking Networks Project on Translating Research in Elder Care Program
University of Alberta

Emma Bloomfield, Ph.D. (2016)
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Evan Brody, Ph.D. (2016)
Lecturer
Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
University of Southern California

Melissa Brough, Ph.D. (2014)
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Studies
California State University, Northridge

Dayna Chatman, Ph.D. (2016)
George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow
Annenberg School for Communication
University of Pennsylvania

Josh Clark, Ph.D. (2016)
Data Scientist
SGN Games

Tisha Dejmanee, Ph.D. (2016)
Assistant Professor
Central Michigan University

Kevin Driscoll, Ph.D. (2014)
Assistant Professor
Department of Media Studies
University of Virginia

Sandra Evans, Ph.D. (2014)
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
California Poly State University, Pomona

Laurel Felt, Ph.D. (2014)
Lecturer
Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
University of Southern California

Jinghui (Jove) Hou, Ph.D. (2015)
Assistant Professor
College of Communication and Information
Florida State University

Erin Kamler, Ph.D. (2015)
Affiliated Researcher
Chiang Mai University

Young Ji Kim, Ph.D. (2014)
Postdoctoral Researcher
Center for Collective Intelligence, Sloan School of Management
MIT

Neta Kligler-Vilenchik, Ph.D. (2015)
Assistant Professor
Communication and Journalism
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Alex Leavitt, Ph.D. (2016)
User Experience Researcher
Facebook

Joel Lemuel, Ph.D. (2016)
Visiting Assistant Professor
Pepperdine University

Ioana Literat, Ph.D. (2015)
Assistant Professor
Communication, Media & Learning Technologies Design Program
Graduate School of Education, Teachers College
Columbia University

Wenlin Liu, Ph.D. (2016)
Assistant Professor
University of Houston - Downtown

Li Lu, Ph.D. (2014)
Adjunct Professor
Graduate School of Business
Fordham University

Jingbo Meng, Ph.D. (2014)
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
Michigan State University

Yujung Nam, Ph.D. (2014)
Assistant Professor
The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
Washington State University

Poong Oh, Ph.D. (2015)
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science, Annenberg School for Communication
University of Pennsylvania

Katrina Pariera, Ph.D. (2014)
Assistant Professor
Department of Organizational Sciences and Communication
George Washington University

Michael Park, Ph.D. (2014)
Assistant Professor
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Syracuse University

LeeAnn Sangalang, Ph.D. (2016)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science, Annenberg School for Communication
University of Pennsylvania

Jaclyn Selby, Ph.D. (2014)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Tuck School of Business
Dartmouth College

Laurance Strait, Ph.D. (2014)
Assistant Professor and Director of Forensics
Department of Communication Studies
University of Southern Mississippi

Lana Swartz, Ph.D. (2015)
Assistant Professor
Department of Media Studies
University of Virginia

George Villanueva, Ph.D. (2014)
Assistant Professor
School of Communication
Loyola University Chicago

Cynthia Wang, Ph.D. (2016)
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Studies
California State University, Los Angeles

Rong Wang, Ph.D. (2016)
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Network for Nonprofit and Social Impact
Northwestern University

Nan Zhao, Ph.D. (2015)
Assistant Professor
Department of Public Health
California State University, Los Angeles