Education & Social Sciences

College of Education and Social Sciences.


Michelle Calka, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Department Chair of Communication Studies

Michelle Calka (Ph.D. Ohio University, 2012) teaches courses in media, small group communication, interpersonal communication, research methods, rhetoric, and gender. She also directs the communication studies internship program. Her research interests focus on the intersections of technology, rhetoric, and identity. Her dissertation focused on performances of identity in virtual worlds. She challenges and encourages students to get excited about the importance of communication, consider how communication theories apply to their own experiences, and apply their knowledge outside of the classroom.