Teaching Assistants | Kent State University

Teaching Assistants

Erica Batyko, ebatyko@kent.edu         

B.S. in Public Relations, Kent State University
Research interests: International/Intercultural Communication    

 

 

Nahla Bendefaa, nbendefa@kent.edu

B.A. in Communication Studies, Al Akhawayn University; Ifrane, Morocco
Research interest(s): Gender & Identity; Intercultural Communication; Global Communication; Communication & Social Change

 

 

 

Raiana DeCarvalho, rdecarva@kent.edu

B.A. in Social Communication and Journalism, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil

 

 

Elaine Eakle, eeakle@kent.edu

B.A., Marietta College

 

 

Elizabeth Garlinger, egarling@kent.edu

B.A. in Health Communication, Kent State University

 

 

Laura Hancock, lhancoc4@kent.edu

B.A. in Communication and French, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and Collège International de Cannes
Research interests: Patient/Physician Relationships, Media Effects on Health and Body Image, Relational Health

 

 

Zach Humphries, zhumphri@kent.edu

B.A. in Communication and Media Studies, Youngstown State University
M.A. in Interdisciplinary Communication, Youngstown State University
Research interests: Media Effects, Gender and Ethnic Bias in Sports Coverage

Kelli Johnston, kjohn200@kent.edu

B.A. in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication Studies, Youngstown State University
Research interests: Global and Mass Media Communication

 

 

Haley Kashi, hkashi@kent.edu

B.A. in Communication Studies and Spanish, Kent State University

 

 

Lynda Mbala Mwakisha, lmwakish@kent.edu       

Research interests: Identity and Intercultural Communication; specifically the intercultural experiences of African women living abroad

 

 

 

Kelsey Phillips, kphill50@kent.edu

Research interests: Symbolic Interaction, Critical Theory, Interpersonal, Health Communication

 

 

 

Shawn Starcher, sstarch3@kent.edu

Research interests: Interpersonal Communication, Family Communication, Health Communication

 

 

Olivia Watson, owatson@kent.edu

B.A. in Public Relations with a concentration in Arts Management, Baldwin Wallace University
B.A. in International Relations and Affairs, Webster University Geneva

 

Gretchen Weger, gweger@kent.edu

Research interests: Interpersonal and Mediated Communication

 

 

 
Carrie Winters, cwinte11@kent.edu

B.A. in Communication with a minor in Psychology
Certificate in Mediation, The University of Colorado Denver
Teaching Assistant/Assistant Basic Course Director, Kent State University
Research Interests: Identity; Communication Technology; Interpersonal Relationships; Communication Theory