Recent PhD Placements

See where some our recent graduates have found placements after earning their PhD in Communication from Cornell University. The Graduate School also has survey data on doctoral career outcomes.

  • Alisius Leong, PhD (2024)
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Communications and New Media
    National University of Singapore
  • Colten Meisner, PhD (2024)
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Communication
    North Carolina State University
  • Yiwei Xu, PhD (2023)
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Center for an Informed Public
    University of Washington Information School
  • Chelsea Butkowski, PhD (2022)
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Center on Digital Culture & Society, Annenberg School for Communication
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Julie Cannon, PhD (2022)
    Assistant Professor
    Department of English and Communication Studies
    Roanoke College
  • Motasem Kalaji, PhD (2022)
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Communication Studies
    California State University Northridge
  • Swati Pandita, PhD (2022)
    Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate
    Neuroscience of Social Media
    California Institute of Technology
  • Oliver Ngai Keung Chan, PhD (2021)
    Assistant Professor
    School of Journalism and Communication
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Byungdoo Kim, PhD (2021)
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Citizens, Environment, and Safety Research Group in the Department of Psychology
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • John Lunsford, PhD (2021)
    User Experience Researcher, Safety
    Uber Technologies Inc. 
  • Shruti Sannon, PhD (2021)
    Computing Innovation Fellow and Postdoctoral Researcher
    University of Michigan School of Information
  • Melissa Seipel, PhD (2021)
    International Admissions Coordinator 
    Brigham Young University
  • Vincent Chao Yu, PhD (2021)
    Visiting Lecturer
    Cornell University
  • Alex Hinck, PhD (2020)
    Assistant Professor
    San Francisco State University
  • Jason Holley, PhD (2020)
    Director of Communications
    J. A. Green & Company
  • Nanyi Bi, PhD (2019)
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    IoX Center
    National Taiwan University
  • Hepeng Jia, PhD (2019)
    School of Communication
    Soochow University
  • Christofer Skurka, PhD (2019)
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Film/Video and Media Studies
    Penn State University
  • Samuel Hardman Taylor, PhD (2019)
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Communication
    University of Illinois at Chicago