Graduate Program

2018 COMPASS Summer Fellows Head to Washington D.C.

This week, eight doctoral students in Communication will begin summer fellowships with government and policy organizations, thanks to the Consortium on Media Policy Studies (COMPASS).

For more than a decade, this consortium of Communication doctoral programs has sponsored a select group of Ph.D. students to spend a summer in Washington, D.C. These COMPASS Summer Fellows have a front row seat to learn about U.S. federal policymaking as they make their own contributions to the policy process through their research and writing.

Congratulations to Annenberg’s 2018 Graduates

On Monday, May 14, the Annenberg School for Communication held its annual graduation ceremony for doctoral students. The celebration honored 20 graduate students who have earned or will soon earn their doctoral degrees in Communication.

Gratale and Prasad Win 2018 James D. Woods Award

Doctoral Students Stefanie Gratale and Revati Prasad received the James D. Woods Award at the 2018 Annenberg Graduation Ceremony. Given in memory of Annenberg graduate student James D. Woods, the award is granted to an outstanding graduate teaching assistant.

While it is customary to give the Woods Award to a doctoral student serving as a teaching assistant in an undergraduate course, Gratale was nominated for Professor Robert C. Hornik’s graduate class COMM 522: Introduction to Research Methods.

Samantha Oliver Receives 2018-19 Graduate Student Fellowship for Teaching Excellence

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Penn has awarded doctoral candidate Samantha Oliver a 2018-19 Graduate Fellowship for Teaching Excellence.

CTL Graduate Fellows are nominated for their teaching excellence by their schools or departments and then selected in a highly selective process by CTL from a strong pool of university-wide nominees. Between 10 and 14 fellows are typically chosen each year.

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