School of Comm PhD Candidates

January 25, 2023

School of Comm PhD Candidates

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The School of Communication welcomes four new PhD candidates this academic year.

Kyla Brathwaite

Kyla Brathwaite examines how the source and content of online messages affect audience perceptions of source motives and authenticity. She also looks at the influence online messages have on individual behaviors and attitudes. Specifically, Brathwaite’s work looks at the expression of body image in online spaces. Associate Professor David DeAndrea is Brathwaite’s professional advisor. 

If you are looking to connect with Brathwaite, her email is brathwaite.13@osu.edu and her office is located on the third floor of Derby Hall. 

Qin Li 

Qin Li researches topics within political communication, more specifically, how people interact with others and engage with news. She looks at the news’ consequences on political attitudes and behavior. 

To connect with Li, email her at li. Or visit her at her office on the third floor of Derby Hall 

Associate Professor Robert Bond and School of Communication Director Kelly Garrett are Li’s professional advisors. 

Morgan Quinn Ross

Morgan Ross applies mobility and identity perspectives to communication technology through research. He investigates how mobility affords connection and disconnection in everyday life and how mobile media extends our identities. Assistant Professor Joseph Bayer is Ross’s professional advisor. 

If you are looking to connect with Ross, his email is ross.1655@osu.edu and his office is located on the third floor of Derby Hall. 

Elizabeth Riggs

Elizabeth Riggs’ interest lies in the intersection of cognition and message design, and how strategic design choices affect engagement and information-processing experiences. She studies how the measurement of these choices can be improved in these domains. Associate Professor Hillary Shulman is Riggs’ professional advisor.

If you are looking to connect with Riggs, her email is riggs.160@osu.edu and her office is located on the third floor of Derby Hall.