Michelle Fetherston

Michelle Fetherston

Ph.D. Student, 1st year

e-mail: fethers4@uwm.edu
Phone: 414-229-2223
Office: Johnston Hall 329
Internet: wordpress,LinkedIn,Twitter

Degrees:

PhD., Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2017 (anticipated)
M.S., Administrative Leadership (Higher Education Administration emphasis), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2012
B.A., Communication, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2004 (Magna Cum Laude)

Focus of Graduate Studies:

I’m a first-year doctoral student interested in communication and technology, particularly in higher education settings.

Research Interests:

My research interests include social media, workplace communication, and communication in higher education (both inside and outside of the classroom). I am currently assisting with a study on the potential impact of social media use in large lecture classes.

Teaching Experience and Interests:

I am especially interested in teaching courses related to computer-mediated communication and workplace communication. Currently I teach COMMUN 105 Business and Professional Communication, and I previously taught a career exploration and preparation course focused on media-related careers. I hope to teach COMMUN 313 Human Communication and Technology at some point during my doctoral program.

Relevant Professional Service Activities/Non-academic Career Background:

I also have several years of work experience in advertising and public relations, working in an agency setting as well as helping nonprofit organizations. For more information, see here.