Faculty Focus: Dr. Katherine Rafferty
Dr. Katherine Rafferty (she/her/hers) is celebrating six years of teaching in the Communication Studies program at Iowa State University. She has recently been promoted to Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Rafferty is excited to continue her work in Communication Studies Program and says, “There is a special sense of camaraderie within … Continue reading Faculty Focus: Dr. Katherine Rafferty
Cyclones Care Development Team Award
Dr. Katherine Rafferty of Communication Studies is a member of the cyclones Care Development Team, which recently won the Exemplary Team or Unit Effort Award from the COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards Program. Congratulations, Dr. Rafferty!
Faculty Focus: Dr. Denise Vrchota
If you’ve been enrolled in the communications disciplines at Iowa State any time in the past four decades, you most likely have a fond memory of Dr. Denise Vrchota. Denise is a highly valued and adored faculty member in our program, having taught at Iowa State since the 1970s. Denise currently serves the Communication Studies … Continue reading Faculty Focus: Dr. Denise Vrchota
Dr. Tye-Williams brings Organizational Communication expertise to ISU
Time and again, Communication Studies students describe the closeness they feel in our program, classes, and with the COMST faculty and staff. Our program works hard to create a sense of family and camaraderie, and we are able to do that by retaining amazing faculty. Dr. Stacy Tye-Williams (she/her/hers) has been teaching for many years, … Continue reading Dr. Tye-Williams brings Organizational Communication expertise to ISU
Victoria Patterson (’15 COMST) | Human Resources Manager, Gifford Brown/Dee Electronics Inc.
Victoria Patterson’s journey after graduating from Iowa State has proven time and again that Communication Studies was the right degree for her. Victoria graduated in 2015 with a major in Communication Studies and minors in Journalism and Mass Communication and Apparel Merchandising. After graduating, Victoria’s first job was as a recruiter, which began her career … Continue reading Victoria Patterson (’15 COMST) | Human Resources Manager, Gifford Brown/Dee Electronics Inc.
Lauren Johnsen (’14 COMST) | Communication Faculty, University of Memphis-Lambuth
Dr. Lauren Johnsen (she/her/hers) graduated from ISU with a degree in Communication Studies and Environmental Studies, a minor in English Literature, and a certificate in Community Leadership and Public Service (now known as Leadership Studies) in 2014. With an already accomplished resume, Dr. Johnsen knew exactly waht she wanted to do: get a doctorate in … Continue reading Lauren Johnsen (’14 COMST) | Communication Faculty, University of Memphis-Lambuth
ISU Communication Studies Program inducted into Lambda Pi Eta
Iowa State University’s Communication Studies Program was recently inducted as an official chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association’s honor society for communication majors. We received the exciting news in April. “I am thrilled that our students will be able to get this recognition for their hard work and dedication,” said Dr. Stacy … Continue reading ISU Communication Studies Program inducted into Lambda Pi Eta