Leadership Communication Doctoral Students

Below is a directory of students currently enrolled in the Leadership Communication Doctoral program at Kansas State University.

Anisah AriAnisah Ari | aanisah@ksu.edu

Current work: Graduate teaching assistant, Communication Studies, Kansas State University; Global Lead-African Center for Aid (AC4A); Consultant, Non-Profit Organizations, Nigeria

Education: B.S. in Public Administration, M.A. in Peace and Security

N'zoret Innocent AssomanN'zoret Innocent Assoman | niassoman@ksu.edu

Current work: Graduate teaching assistant, Staley School of Leadership Studies, Kansas State University; Co-founder and executive director of LEAD+AFRICA, Côte d'Ivoire
Education: B.S. in English Linguistics, B.S. in Entrepreneurship and Management, M.A. in English Linguistics

Chibuzor Azubuike

Chibuzor Azubuike | azubuike@ksu.edu

Current work: Graduate teaching assistant, Staley School of Leadership Studies; Founder, Haske Water Aid and Empowerment Foundation

Education: B.A (Philosophy) M.A (Diaspora and Transnational Studies)

Dominic Barnes Dominic Barnes | dombarnes@ksu.edu

Current work: Coordinator of Fort Riley and Military Student Services, K-State Global Campus
Education: B.A., A.A. in Liberal Arts, M.A. in Modern Languages, Graduate Certificates in Advising and Social Justice Education, U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer Education in Senior Leaders Course

Phil BlackPhil Black | pdb3535@ksu.edu

Current work: President/CEO Kansas Public Media Center, Inc.; Graduate teaching assistant, Communication Studies, Kansas State University
Education: B.A., M.A. in English; M.A. in Political Science; Ed.D. in Education Leadership (Higher Ed/Administration)

Josh Brewer Josh Brewer | jobrewer@ksu.edu

Current work: Executive director, Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity
Education: B.S. in Evolutionary Biology/English, M.F.A.

Mac BenavidesMac Benavides | mb2008@ksu.edu

Current work: Graduate research assistant, Staley School of Leadership Studies
Education: B.S. in Secondary Education, B.A. in Modern Languages, M.A. in Student Affairs Administration

Sakshi BhatiSakshi Bhati

Current work: Graduate teaching assistant, A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Education: B.S. in Communication, M.A. in Communication

Jurdene ColemanJurdene Coleman | jaingram@ksu.edu

Current work: Mental health services supervisor, Pawnee Mental Health
Education: B.S. in Psychology, M.S. in Family Studies and Human Services

Lindsey DreilingLindsey Dreiling | lindseyb@ksu.edu

Current work: Executive director of aviation strategy, KSU Polytechnic Campus
Education: B.S. in Professional Piloting and Aviation Technology Management, M.S. in Counseling and Student Development

Shukeyla HarrisonShukeyla Harrison | sharrisn@ksu.edu

Current work: Loan processor/account manager
Education: B.S. in Criminology/Sociology, M.B.A. in Management

Jeffrey Johansen - Photo N/AJeffrey Johansen | jeffre91@ksu.edu

Current work: Marketing executive, Hanes Brands International
Education: B.A. in Government, M.B.A. with a Concentration in Marketing

Saya Kakim Saya Kakim | saya@ksu.edu

Current work: Graduate researcher, Kettering Foundation
Education: B.S. in Economics,M.S. in Economics

Tamas Kowalik Tamas Kowalik | tamaskowalik@ksu.edu

Current work: Graduate research assistant, Kansas Leadership Center
Education: B.A. in Political Science, M.P.A. in Adaptive Leadership

Monica Macfarlane Monica Macfarlane | mcmacfar@ksu.edu

Current work: Assistant graduate program coordinator; administrative assistant to the department head; Director of the International Grains Program Institute, Kansas State University
Education: B.A. in Political Science, Certificate in Primary Text Studies, M.P.A. with an emphasis in state and local government

Aliah Mestrovich SeayAliah Mestrovich Seay | aliah@ksu.edu

Current work: 4-H youth development specialist, culture and communication skill development
Education: B.S. in Clinical Psychology in French, M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy; Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist, Kansas Board of Behavioral Sciences

Kiley MoodyKiley Moody | kmoody@ksu.edu

Current work: Managing director, Scholar Services
Education: B.A. in Justice Studies, M.S. in College Student Personnel Administration

Cale MorrowCale Morrow | cale7@ksu.edu

Current work: Graduate teaching assistant, Public Speaking and Small Group Communication, assistant coach to the K-State forensics team, Kansas State University
Education: B.G.S. Theatre Performance, M.A. Communication Studies

Mafule MoswaneMafule Moswane | mafulem@ksu.edu

Current work: Graduate teaching assistant, Staley School of Leadership Studies
Education: B.S. in Geography and Archeology, M.S. in Geography and Environmental Sciences

Aniah PayneAnia Payne

Current work: Instructor, K-State English Department

Education: B.A. in English, M.F.A in Creative Writing

Russell Plaschka Russell Plaschka | rplaschka@ksu.edu

Current work: Ag business/workforce development director, Kansas Department of Agriculture
Education: B.A. in Agriculture Education, M.A. in Adult/Occupational Education, M.A. in Educational Leadership

William Pope William Pope | wapope@ksu.edu

Current work: Publisher, Free State Kansas
Education: B.S. in Management and Ethics, M.P.S. in Organizational Leadership, M.A. in Strategic Communication

Monica ReevesMonica Reeves

Current work: Regional coordinator/manager, Cru campus ministry; Graduate teaching assistant in Communication Studies (beginning spring 2022)
Education: B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, B.S. in Speech Communication, M.A. in Communication Studies

Travis RickfordTravis Rickford

Current work: Executive director, LiveWell Northwest Kansas; Adjunct professor, political science, Fort Hays State University
Education: B.A. in Political Science, graduate certificate in Dialogue, Deliberation, and Public Engagement, Master of Public Administration

Rebecca RobinsonRebecca Robinson

Current work: Director of economic development, Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization
Education:
B.S. in Marketing, Master of Business Administration

Michaela SaundersMichaela Saunders | saundersm@ksu.edu

Current work: Communications coordinator and assistant to the Dean, Washburn University College of Arts and Sciences
Education: B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication, Master of Liberal Studies

Keyhan ShamsKeyhan Shams | keyhan@ksu.edu

Current work: Graduate research assistant, Third Floor Research, Kansas Leadership Center
Education: B.A. in urban planning and design, M.S. in regional planning

Chase SpearsChase Spears | cspears@ksu.edu

Current work: Training advisor, Military Public Affairs
Education: B.S. in Telecommunication, M.S. in Journalism, M.P.S. in Public Relations and Corporate Communication, M.M.A.S. in Military Art and Science

Jaclyn TweetenJaclyn Tweeten | jtweeten@ksu.edu

Current work: Graduate teaching assistant, communications and agricultural education; Development program coordinator, Kansas State 4-H Youth
Education: B.S. in Agricultural Marketing Communications and Agricultural Business, M.S. in Agricultural Education

Todd VogtsTodd Vogts

Current work: Assistant professor of media, Sterling College
Education: B.A. in Communication, A.A. in Journalism, M.A. in Journalism (Media Management), M.S.E. in Journalism Education

R.J. YoungbloodR.J. Youngblood | youngblood@ksu.edu

Current work: Assistant director, Academic Achievement Center at Kansas State University
Education: B.A. in English, M.A. in English