Students I’ve Mentored

Ph.D. Dissertations

All students at the University of Colorado Boulder except as noted.

Chaired Dissertation Committee

Tammy Rae Matthews, Ph.D. candidate in Journalism Studies, anticipated defense December 2021

Andrew Sturt, Ph.D. candidate in Journalism Studies, anticipated defense April 2022

Noah Springer, Ph.D. Media Studies, degree granted May 2015

Dissertation Committee Member

Leonie Jones, Ph.D. Candidate in Film, Griffith Film School, Queensland College of Art, Australia, degree granted Fall 2020. (external reader)

Ryan Bartlett, Ph.D. Media Studies, degree granted Summer 2018

Gino Canella, Ph.D. Media Studies, degree granted Spring 2018

Patrick Johnson, Ph.D. Media Studies, degree granted Spring 2018

Kristen Peterson, Ph.D. Media Studies, degree granted Spring 2018

Annie Sugar, Ph.D. Media Studies, degree granted May 2016

Daniel Schaefer, Ph.D. Communication, degree granted December 2013

MA Thesis or Profession Project Committees

All students at the University of Colorado Boulder except as noted.

Chaired M.A. Thesis Committee

Rey-Dawn Little, Journalism Studies, degree granted May 2021.

Kevin McMillon, Communication Research, degree granted May 2014.

Matt Hemmendinger, Communication Research, degree granted December 2011

Chaired M.A. Professional Project Committee

Doug Deutsch, Journalism, anticipated defense May 2022.

Daniel Harlan, Newsgathering (broadcast), degree granted May 2014.

Grant Henderson, Newsgathering (combo), degree granted May 2012

M.A. Thesis Committee Member

Audra Barber, Communication Research, degree granted May 2020

Anthony Collebrusco, Communication Research, degree granted December 2012

Jing Gao, Media Studies, degree granted August 2009 (Miami University)

M.A. Professional Project Committee Member

Beth Bartel, Newsgathering (combo), degree granted May 2013

Lauren Peterson, Newsgathering broadcast, degree granted May 2013

Leila Bighash, Newsgathering (combo), degree granted May 2012

Kari Keller, Newsgathering (combo), degree granted December 2011

Graduate Student Research Assistant Supervision

All students at the University of Colorado Boulder except as noted.

Tammy Matthews, Summer 2021, Summer 2019

Rania Al Namara, Summer 2021

Andrew Sturt, Summer 2019, Summer 2020

Ryan Wurst, Spring 2016

Gayle Brisbane, Fall 2015

Noah Springer, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014

Kyle Kontour, Fall 2011

Undergraduate Research Supervision

All students at the University of Colorado Boulder except as noted.

Advisor, Undergraduate Honor’s Thesis

Jessica Macaulay, anticipated defense May 2022

Steven Fox, defended May 2021 (degree anticipated May 2022).

Kaylie Pykkonen, degree granted May 2021

Gavyn Doty, degree granted May 2019

Derek Kessinger, degree granted May 2013

Savannah Sellers, degree granted May 2013

Christopher Kennedy, degree granted May 2012

Funded Undergraduate Research Opporutnity Programs

Jackson Deakins, Sofia Penaylillo, Hannah Prince, Shea Sahm, and Drew Sharek, 2019-2020. (team grant).

Jordan Davis, 2013-2014.

Alyssa Gertje, 2013-2014.

Audra Streetman and Derek Kessinger, 2012-2013. (team grant).

Laura Hampton 2011-2012 (individual grant).

Lane Clegg, 2009-2010 ( Miami University).

Kelsey Anagnos, 2010 (Miami University).

For project details, email kathleen dot ryan at colorado dot edu

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