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The following graduate students are currently on the job market. Please view their profiles for more information.

Yeweon Kim


 

  • Continuing Lecturer
  • Criminology
  • Sociology & Communication

Social Psychology (small groups), Criminology, Sociology of Law, Social Networks, Video Games

  • SSMS 3312 or ZOOM
  • Department Chair and Professor
  • Interpersonal Health Communication

Interpersonal Communication, Family Communication, Stress and Communication; Biosocial Markers of Stress, Resilience and Thriving; Information Regulation

  • Professor
  • Interpersonal Health Communication
  • Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Interpersonal Communication, Uncertainty and Information Management, Nonverbal Communication, Relational Communication, Communities Experiencing Trauma

  • 805-893-4520
  • SSMS 4129
  • Graduate Student
  • Graduate Student

Keywords:  intergroup/interpersonal, discrimination after death, end-of-life communication

My primary areas of interest revolve around the trans experience, including aging, death and dying, intergenerational interactions, and media portrayals.

  • Graduate Student
  • Graduate Student

Computational Methods, Media Effects, Media Neuroscience

 

  • Professor
  • Psychological and Brain Sciences
  • Graduate Student
  • Academic Personnel
A photo of Norah Dunbar
  • Professor
  • Interpersonal Communication

Deceptive Communication, Credibility Assessment, Deception Detection, Power and Dominance In Interpersonal Interaction, Computer-Mediated Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Observational and Experimental Research Methods

  • 805-893-4860
  • SSMS 4423
  • Graduate Student

Organizational communication, Group communication, Knowledge sharing, Expertise recognition, Technology use, Collaboration

  • Professor
  • Communication & Information Technologies

Communication and Information Technologies; Social Influence Online; Social Media; Information Sharing and Evaluation; Collective Action

Google Scholar profile

  • 805-893-7892
  • SSMS 4311
  • Financial Assistant
  • 805-893-8468
  • SSMS 4107 (Working remotely effective 3/17/20)
  • Visiting Doctoral Candidate
  • Undergraduate Advisor
  • 805-893-2493 (Voicemail Only)
  • SSMS 4005 (currently working remotely)
  • Professor and Graduate Director
  • Organizational Communication & Technologies

Organizational Communication, Global and Distributed Teams, New Media Affordances, Social Media and Knowledge Sharing, Social Support in Online Communities, New Media and Distraction, Intercultural Communication

Google Scholar Profile

  • 805-893-5430
  • SSMS 4139
Howie Giles
  • Distinguished Research Professor
  • Intergroup Communication

Intergenerational Communication, Aging and Communication Cross-Culturally, Successful Aging, Police-Civilian Interactions, Community-Oriented Policing, Intergroup Communication, Communication Accommodation, Ethnolinguistics, Language Attitudes

  • (805) 967-9626
  • SSMS 4123
  • Graduate Student

Intergroup Communication and Conflict, Narrative Identity and Globalization, Communication Theory

  • Associate Professor
  • Communication & Information Technologies

Digital inequality, Digital & social media, Identity, Mobile communication, Policy, Social justice, Social support

Google Scholar Profile

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Kristy Hamilton
  • Assistant Professor
  • Digital Media

human memory and cognition in digital environments

  • Graduate Student
  • SSMS 4412
  • Graduate Student

Interpersonal and intergroup communication, research emphasis in context of law enforcement interactions

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Media

Ethics of Media, Media Economics, Media Awards such as The Emmy in Television, Economic Theories to Support Further Funding of Public Television in the United States

  • 4413 Social Sciences & Media Studies Building
  • Graduate Student

Interpersonal Communication and Race

  • Graduate Student
  • Graduate Student

Media Neuroscience, Media Processes and Effects, Quantitative Research Methods

  • Graduate Student

Chronemics, technology, and personal relationships are key elements in Qing’s research. She is passionate about the intersection of interpersonal communication and computer-mediated communication, as well as their relational and health outcomes.

  • Graduate Student
  • Department Vice-Chair and Professor
  • Interpersonal-Health-Culture Communication

Stress, Coping, and Resilience of Immigrant Youth; Culturally-Grounded Health Communication

  • Graduate Student

Keywords: Computer-Mediated Communication; Human-Computer Interaction; Online Civility 

Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Social Media, Online Journalism

  • Assistant Professor
  • Group & Organizational Communication

group collaboration; collective intelligence; the social and organizational implications of technologies, with particular emphasis on online credibility, computer-supported cooperative work, and crowdsourcing

Google Scholar Profile

  • 805-893-4196
  • 4131 SS & MS
  • Graduate Student
  • Assistant Professor
  • Political Communication & Intergroup Communication

Political Communication, Intergroup Communication, Media Psychology, Computer-Mediated Communication, Media Effects

Paul Leonardi
  • Professor
  • Technology Management Program
  • Emerita

Health Communication, Media and Children, Persuasion, Research and Design of Digital Games for Learning and Health, Processes of Learning and Behavior Change with Interactive Media

  • Professor
  • Media Effects-Race & Law

Communication and Law, Race, Media Effects, Social Psychology

  • 805-893-5046
  • SSMS 4009
  • Graduate Student
  • Graduate Student
  • Social Media & Department Intern
  • Professor & Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel
  • Media Psychology & Intergroup Comm

Media Psychology; Media Effects on Stereotyping, Identity, & Race/Ethnicity; Intergroup Communication; Content Analysis

  • (805) 893-5346
  • SSMS 4413
  • mastro [at] comm.ucsb.edu
  • Lecturer
  • Comm & Info Technologies

Human Information Behavior around Social Media, Social Networks, Information System Design, People as Sources of Data

  • 805-893-4882 (I don't check messages here)
  • SSMS 4409
  • Graduate Student
  • Associate Professor
  • Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Communication, Relational Maintenance, and Conflict Management

  • Professor
  • Communication & Information Technologies

Social Uses and Effects of Communication Technology; Privacy; Credibility of Digital Information; Survey and Experimental Research Methods

  • 805-893-8237
  • SSMS 4133
  • Graduate Student

Mass Media, Mass Media Effects

  • Senior Continuing Lecturer

Introduction to communication, quantitative research methods, media and law

  • 805-893-2750
  • SSMS 4117
  • Professor
  • Organizational Communication

Organizational Communication, Organizational Socialization/Assimilation, Vocational Anticipatory Socialization, Organizational Identification, Intergenerational Communication in the Workplace, Organizational Knowledge, Workplace Relationships, Workplace Emotions, Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

  • 805-893-3278
  • SSMS 4141
  • Professor
  • Media Effects & Health Communication

Persuasion, Emotion, Mass Media Effects, Health Communication

  • 805-893-4531
  • SSMS 4137
  • Graduate Student
  • Graduate Student
  • SSMS 4114
  • Sr. Undergraduate Advisor
  • 805-893-2493 (Voicemail Only)
  • SSMS 4115 (Working remotely effective 3/20/2020)
  • Graduate Student

My research focuses media effects, social identity, emotion, and well-being, specifically, in the context of ethnic minorities, e.g., Latinos. My research has been published in peer-reviewed journals like the Journal of Applied Communication Research, Health Communication, and Media Psychology. I have taught courses on persuasion, media effects, quantitative research methods, and risk and health communication.

Keywords: media effects, Latino/a/x, well-being

  • Graduate Student

Media Effects, New Media, Computer-Mediated Communication, Health Communication, Media & Wellbeing

  • SSMS 4421
  • Professor
  • Media

Media Processes, Media Effects and Literacy, Media Theory and Methods

  • 805-893-5355
  • SSMS 4135
  • Distinguished Research Professor Emerita

Organizational Communication, Paradoxes and Contradictions in Organizations, Negotiation and Conflict Management, Discourse and Organizations

  • Graduate Student
  • SSMS 4114
  • Graduate Student

Computer-Mediated Communication, Media Processes & Effects, Interpersonal Communication

  • SSMS 4425
  • Visiting Scholar
  • Professor
  • Social & Evolutionary Psychology

Social and Evolutionary Psychology of Communication Within and Between Groups,

  • 805-893-7847
  • SSMS 4411
  • Distinguished Professor
  • Organizational & Environmental & New Media
  • Arthur N. Rupe Endowed Professor in the Social Effects of Mass Communication

Communication Networks, Diffusion of Innovations, Environmental Communication, Organizational Communication, Public Communication Campaigns, Social uses and effects of New Media

Google Scholar Profile

  • 805-893-8696
  • SSMS 4127
Muniba Saleem
  • Associate Professor
  • Media Psychology
  • Intergroup Communication
  • Diversity

Media influences on interpersonal and intergroup relations between racial, ethnic, and religious groups. Media effects on social identities. Media effects on immigration integration and acculturation.

  • Graduate Student

Interpersonal communication; romantic partnerships; conflict resolution; hope communication; apology structure; forgiveness processes

  • Graduate Student
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Technology Management Program
  • 805-893-4910
  • 1323 Phelps Hall
  • Graduate Student
  • Distinguished Professor
  • Organizational Communication

Group Communication, Organizational Communication, Globalization and International Organizations, Networks, Collective Action

  • 805-893-7918
  • SSMS 4121
  • Distinguished Professor
  • Organizational & Political Communication

Globalization,  Organizations, and Political Communication with Special Reference to Terrorism and Human Rights

  • 805-893-7935
  • SSMS 4125
  • Lecturer

relational communication, close relationships and well-being

  • Graduate Program Advisor
  • 4111 SS&MS Bldg
  • Business Officer
  • SSMS 4101
  • Peer Advisor
  • Mark and Susan Bertelsen Presidential Chair in Technology and Society
  • Director of the Center for Information Technology & Society

Computer-mediated communication, social media, interpersonal, intergroup, organizational, educational relations

  • 805-893-3941
  • 4007 SSMS Building
  • Graduate Student

Digital Technology; Online Privacy; Credibility & Misinformation; Digital Inequality; Digital Divide; Algorithmic Bias

  • Graduate Student
  • Professor
  • Media Neuroscience & Computational Communication Science

Media Neuroscience, Dynamical Neuroscience, Media-Multitasking and Attention Disorders, Moral Judgment and Conflict in Narratives, Media Violence and Aggression, Persuasion Neuroscience, Cognitive Control and Flow Experiences, Research Methods and Statistics, Computational Communication Science

  • 805-893-2156
  • SSMS 4405
  • SSMS 4323 (Media Neuroscience Lab)
  • SSMS 4443 (Media Neuroscience Lab)
  • Professor Emeritus

Interpersonal and Nonverbal Behavior, University Development, Communicative Competence

  • Graduate Student
  • Graduate Student

Media Affordance, Human-Machine Communication

  • Graduate Student