Tessa Adams PhD University of Iowa

Tessa Adams

Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant

Tessa Adams is a Ph.D. student interested in race and representation in film and television. Adams is a critical-cultural scholar particularly interested in the intersections of racism, sexism, and classism in “woke” horror productions.

Mir Ashfaquzzaman

Mir Ashfaquzzaman

Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant
Mumtahin Awny

Mumtahin Awny

Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant
Sam Babin

Sam Babin

Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant

Sam is an instructor/teaching assistant at the University of Iowa where he is currently working towards a Ph.D.  His research contributes to the areas of agenda-setting, framing, and public opinion research and utilizes multiple methodologies, including quantitative content analysis.

Maggie Brooks

Maggie Brooks

Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant
Michael Davis

Michael Davis

Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant
Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson

Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant

Patrick is Ph.D. student and graduate instructor in the SJMC. He comes from nearly a decade of teaching high school journalism and English, and a decade of being an adjunct professor in journalism and media studies at Marquette University (where he received both my bachelor's and master's degrees).

Mehrnaz Khanjani

Mehrnaz Khanjani

Graduate Student
JCI Editor
Frankline Matanji

Frankline Matanji

Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant

Frankline Matanji is a Ph.D. student pursuing his Ph.D. in journalism and mass communications with a specialization in international/development studies. Frankline’s research interest ranges from the empowering role of participatory communication for directed social change, international communication, media influences on people’s attitude and engagement and, digital media use especially in the Global South.

Eric Moy

Eric Moy

Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant

Eric Moy is an instructor/teaching assistant at the University of Iowa where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in mass communications. He also has an M.A. in counseling and student development, an M.S.W. in social work, and educational specialist (EdS) degree in higher education and student affairs.

Tammy Walkner

Tammy Walkner

Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant

Tammy is interested in a variety of topics including health communication, social media, and cultural perspectives of mass communication.

Aja Witt

Aja Witt

Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant
Ge Zhu

Ge Zhu (Echo)

Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant