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Tricia Burke
Tricia Burke

Faculty Accolades

Tricia Burke publishedSex and risk: Parental messages and associated safety/risk behavior of adult children” in Communication Quarterly with Sean Horan and M.A. alum Toni Morgan. Tricia and co-applicant Michael Burns received $16,000.00 of funding to support the investigation of a proposal entitled, "Building a Culture of Health at Work: Assessing and Fostering Supervisor Support.”

 

Elizabeth Eger
Elizabeth Eger

Elizabeth K. Eger received her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado-Boulder. Her dissertation is entitled, “Communicating organizational and transgender intersectional identities: An ethnography of a transgender outreach center.” She completed 3 years of fieldwork at an Albuquerque-based site, with research questions focusing on how communication served to construct and configure related organizational and guest identities. Elizabeth also published “Transgender jobseekers navigating closeting communication” in Management Communication Quarterly. Elizabeth and a team of graduate students from her Work, Identity, and Difference seminar attended an Austin art exhibit on "Doing Work" by Raul Gonzales. They applied theories to Gonzales' exhibit on bodies at work with his focus on working-class immigrants and stay-at-home fathers.

Rebekah Fox
Rebekah Fox

Rebekah Fox will help coordinate the Criss Cole Vocational Rehabilitation Center “College Prep” program. This is the third year the program has been hosted by Texas State. This two-week intensive college prep program is an opportunity for students across Texas who are interested in applying or returning to college to come to Texas State and gain valuable skills in the areas of college preparation and blindness.

Sean Horan
Sean Horan

Sean Horan publishedSex and risk: Parental messages and associated safety/risk behavior of adult children” in Communication Quarterly with Tricia Burke and M.A. alum Toni Morgan. Sean was recently quoted in the Chilean newspaper, El Mercurio, for an article titled “Pareja y redes sociales: El codigo toxico.” Sean was also quoted in Revista Diners, one of the oldest magazines in Colombia, regarding his research on the exchange of affection.

Miriam Sobre
Miriam Sobre

Miriam Sobre presented a diversity and inclusion workshop to a group of physics graduate students as part of the 2016 Multicultural Curriculum Transformation and Research Institute initiative.

Melinda Villagran and Maureen Keeley received a grant in the amount of $209,633.00 from the St. David’s Foundation’s “Focus on the Fourth” initiative. The goal of the project is to improve the health communication infrastructure among clinicians and non-profit agencies who serve new mothers in Hays County, connecting underserved women in with service and information.

Kelly Bales
Kelly Bales

Alumni Accolades

Kelly Bales (B.A., 2009). After working for W Magazine and Condé Nast Traveler, Kelly was recently appointed Digital Editorial Director of Allure, where she oversees all aspects of content on Allure.com.

Megan Pope
Megan Pope

Megan Pope (B.A., 2006 & M.A. 2008) was recently promoted to Basic Speech Course Coordinator at Texas A&M-San Antonio, where she is the founding member of the speech program. She is currently in the process of creating the university’s first Communication degree and teaching the next generation of Communication majors.

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