Meet the 2011 CRDM Cohort!

With a good portion (ahem) of the semester already behind us, we proudly introduce the stellar group of students beginning the CRDM program this year:

Kristina Bell, Greensboro, NC

  • B.F.A. in Film Editing and Sound, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • M.A. in Communication Studies, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
  • Interests: Media studies, Film
Burcu Baykan, Ankara, Turkey

  • B.A. in Graphic Design, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
  • M.A. in Communication & Media Studies, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
  • Interests: Visual Communication, Cultural & Critical Theory, Visual Media Arts
Jameson Hogan, DeKalb, IL

  • B.S. in Political Science and Government, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
  • M.A. in English Composition, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
  • Interests: Literary Theory and Digital Humanities


Elizabeth Johnson-Young, Alexandria, VA and Greensboro, NC

  • B.A. in Media Studies; minor in Political Science, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
  • M.A. in Communication, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA
  • MA Thesis: “Sent to you by someone who thinks you’re beautiful: The effects of regulatory focus, personal involvement and collective efficacy in a social media campaign”.
  • Interests: media campaign research (particularly online health and political campaigns), persuasion, and audience processing and effects; media literacy and education

Christopher Kampe, Los Angeles, CA
  • B.A. in English Language and Literature, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
  • M.A. in English Language and Literature, California State University, Northridge
  • Interests: Games, Narrative, Storytelling
Johanne I. Laboy, Humacao, Puerto Rico
  • B.A. in Mass Communication (Public Relations and Advertising) Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • M.B.A. in International Business and Marketing, Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • Interests: Communication Technology, Health Communication, Health Promotion, Underserved Populations
Samara Mouvery, Huntsville, AL
  • B.A. in Communication Arts; minor in Computer-mediated communication, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
  • M.A. in Communication Studies, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Interests: Computer-mediated communication, online interaction, disinhibition, anonymity
Rouli Manalu, Semarang, Indonesia
  • B.A. in Communication Studies, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia
  • M.A. in Communication Studies, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
  • Interests: the study of digital media political economy, communication technology and digital media studies.
Brent Simoneaux
  • B.A. in English; minor in Government, Berry College, Rome, GA
  • M.A. in Composition and Rhetoric, Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • MA Thesis: Title: “Rearticulating the Zoomable User Interface.” In this thesis, I argue that a rooted understanding of rhetorical memory and its interwoven relations to arrangement and invention is vital to composing within multiscale zoomable environments. Based on these memory practices, I suggest ways that we might redesign currently-available ZUIs to better support rhetorically effective composing.
  • Interests: Human-Computer Interaction, Interface Design, Embodied Computing, Writing Pedagogy

Twitter: @brentsimoneaux

Daniel “Danny” Synk, Adelphi, MD (

  • B.A., in English (concentration in Language, Writing, and Rhetoric), Univ. of Maryland, College Park
  • M.A. in English (concentration in Rhetoric & Composition), University of Maryland, College Park
  • Interests: Rhetorical Theory, Rhetorical Analysis, Digital Rhetorics

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