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

Janeane Anderson, Ph.D. (2017)
Lecturer
Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
University of Southern California

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)
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

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

Samantha Close, Ph.D. (2017)
Assistant Professor
DePaul University

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

Katherine Elder, Ph.D. (2017)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living
University of Texas, Austin

Kristen Guth, Ph.D. (2017)
Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar & Researcher
University of Kentucky

Renyi Hong, Ph.D. (2017)
Assistant Professor
National University of Singapore

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

David Jeong, Ph.D. (2017)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Northeastern University

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)
Assistant Professor & Director of Forensics
Cal State University, Northridge

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

Poong Oh, Ph.D. (2015)
Assistant Professor
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Mina Park, Ph.D. (2017)
Assistant Professor
Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
Washington State University

Flemming Rhode, Ph.D. (2017)
Lecturer
Central Michigan University

LeeAnn Sangalang, Ph.D. (2016)
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
University of Dayton

Andrew Schrock, Ph.D. (2015)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Organization, Communication & Technology Group
Chapman University

Kari Storla, Ph.D. (2017)
Adjunct Faculty
El Camino College, LA Valley College, Woodbury University

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

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

Andrea Wenzel, Ph.D. (2017)
Assistant Professor
Klein College of Media and Communication
Temple University

Lin Zhang, Ph.D. (2017)
Assistant Professor
University of New Hampshire

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