Doctoral Dissertation and Master’s Thesis Committees

  1. Melissa Rothwell. Doctor of Social Sciences Program. In progress.
  1. Yvonne McSkimming, Doctor of Social Sciences Program, RRU. Dissertation: Online volunteerism and non-profit organizations. (2016).
  1. Deborah Linehan, Doctor of Social Sciences Program, RRU. Dissertation: Intercultural Leadership:  A Chinese Canadian Perspective (2014).
  1. Nicolle Bourget, Doctor of Social Sciences Program, RRU. Dissertation: The Role of Information and Communication Technologies within Upriver Halq’eméylem Language Initiatives (2014).
  1. Leesha Thrower, School of Communication Studies, BGSU. Dissertation: Sisterspeak: How Black Women Talk About Race and Racism (2005).
  1. Aje-Ori Agbese, School of Communication Studies, BGSU. Dissertation : The Role of the Press and Communication Technology in Political Transitions: The Nigerian Case, 1990 – 1999 (2005). Recipient of one of two 2003-04 Dissertation Non-Service Fellowships. This dissertation was selected as the official School of Communication entry in the BGSU Graduate College Dissertation Competition 2004-05 and published in 2006 as a book in The African Studies series (Routledge) edited by Molefi Asante.

Supervisor of MA Theses/Major Projects

  1. Abby Blinch. MA in Professional Communication. RRU. In progress.
  1. Kim Meyer. MA in Professional Communication. RRU. Thesis: Digital Democracy: From Gutenberg to Gates.
  1. Casey Jordan. MA in Professional Communication. RRU. Thesis: An Alcoholic Forever? A Critical Discourse Analysis of Alcoholics Anonymous Construction of Identity Development in Addition Recovery.
  1. Christine Butkus. MA in Interdisciplinary Studies. RRU. 2014.
  1. Krystina Silva. MA in Professional Communication. RRU. 2014.
  1. Su Soyer. MA in Intercultural and International Communication. RRU. 2014.
  1. Justin Schneider. MA in Intercultural and International Communication. RRU. Thesis: I Decide Where I will Live: The Lived Experience of Chinese Students Hoping to Study Abroad. 2013.
  1. Dwight Townsend. MA in Interdisciplinary Studies. RRU. Thesis: Exploring Educators’ Perspectives on the Role of Afrocentric Education/Black-Focused Education in Ontario.
  1. Cassandra Alexopolous. MA in Intercultural and International Communication. RRU. Thesis: Examining Sex Differences in Online Emotional and Sexual Satisfaction.
  1. Ana Enriquez-Johnson. MA in Intercultural and International Communication. RRU. Thesis: Narratives of Adolescent Immigration: Understanding Barriers in Self-Identity Development. 2013.
  1. Warren Brown. MA in Intercultural and International Communication. RRU. Thesis: Out of Many One People: Telling the Stories of Jamaican Gay Men and Their Move to Canada. 2012.
  1. Dave Willow. MA in Interdisciplinary Studies. RRU. Major Project: Poetic Auto-Ethnography: Fire in the Gold Mine. 2012.
  1. Nicole Oliver. MA in Intercultural and International Communication. RRU. Thesis: The Supermom Syndrome: An Intervention Against the Need to Be King of the Mothering Mountain. 2011.
  1. David Sutherland. MA in Leadership. RRU. Major Project: Measuring the Response to Intellectual Property Crime in the Greater Toronto Area by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
  1. Claire Piech. MA in Intercultural and International Communication. RRU. Thesis: Codeswitching Practices among Punjabi Speakers in British Columbia. 2011.
  1. Stacey Kent, MA in Interdisciplinary Studies. RRU. Thesis: A Meta Analysis of the Documented Relationship Among Emotional Intelligence, Self Esteem and Interpersonal Communication. 2010.
  1. Gordana Jelinic, MA in Interdisciplinary Studies. RRU. Thesis: Women in the Transitioning Democratic Society of Croatia. 2009.
  1. Hana Al-Banay, MA student in Professional Communication with Specialization in Intercultural and International Communication. Major Project: Health Communication Experiences in an Arab Community in British Columbia.
  1. Durgesh Kasbekar, MA student in Professional Communication with Specialization in Intercultural and International Communication. RRU. Major Project: Damming a Developmental Model: A Search for a Participatory Paradigm.
  1. Maria Latham-Foley, MA student in Professional Communication with Specialization in Intercultural and International Communication. RRU. Major Project: An Exploration of Expatriate Spouses’ Perceptions of the Value of Cross-Cultural Training. 2008.
  1. Katja Clark, MA student in Professional Communication, RRU. SSHRC Recipient. Major Project: Mediating Reality: Adolescents’ Use of Media and the Role of Media Literacy Instruction in British Columbia High Schools. 2007.
  1. Claire Smerdon, MA student in Professional Communication, RRU. Major Project: Inventing the Temagami Wilderness: The Social Construction of Wilderness by Youth Campus, 1900-1980. r 2007.
  1. Coleen J. Tonning. MA student in Applied Communication, RRU. Major Project: British Columbia Newspaper Coverage of Secondary Manufacturing of Wood Products 2000-2005. 2007.
  1. Magdalen Bowyer, MA student in Applied Communication, RRU. Graduated November 2006.
  1. Chris Jensen, MA student in Applied Communication, RRU. Graduated November 2006.
  1. Mary Ellen Walling, MA student in Applied Communication, RRU. Major Project: Framed Salmon: How an ENGO Coalition Frames the Salmon Farming Issue in British Columbia. 2006.

Committee Membership

Service on 40+ dissertation and master’s thesis committees.