Alumni of the Department of Communication use their voices for leadership and service in a variety of industries. From Fortune 500 corporations to nonprofits and faith-based organizations, the graduates of our bachelor's and master's programs live out the Baylor mission as scholars, teachers, civic and community leaders, consultants, and countless other roles.
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Notable BA Alumni
Joanna Gaines, BA '01 | Founder and Co-CEO, Magnolia, Inc.
Jay Netherton, BA '13, MA '17 | Executive Communication Manager, Office of the President for Blue Cross and Blue Shield fo Texas
Michael Brandt, MA '94 | Co-author of Invincible, 2 Fast 2 Furious, 3:10 to Yuma and Wanted
Derek Haas, BA '91, MA'95 | Co-author of Invincible, 2 Fast 2 Furious, 3:10 to Yuma and Wanted
Jeff Dunham, BA'86 | Best-selling comedian and ventriloquist, Jeff Dunham show on Comedy Central
Notable MA Alumni
Randall Fowler, MA '16 | Ph.D. Candidate (University of Maryland) and the author of More than a Doctrine: The Eisenhower Era in the Middle East
Kayde Givens, MA '15 | Director of Revenue Enablement, Chorus.ai. and co-author of “Understanding what happens on the other side of the door: Emotional labor, coworker communication, and motivation in door-to-door sales” (Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, with, Dr. Lacy McNamee)
Dr. Heather Suzanne Woods, MA '13 | Assistant Professor (Kansas State University) and co-author of Make America Meme Again (with Dr. Leslie Hahner)
Laura Stewart, MA '07 | Communications Manager, Lockheed Martin’s Energy and Engineering and Technology division
Dr. J. David Cisneros, MA '05 | Associate Professor (University of Illinois) and author of “The Border Crossed Us”: Rhetorics of Borders, Citizenship, and Latina/o Identity