Alumni

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.

Stay connected as an alumni of our program by updating your information with us - we would love to explore opportunities for mentorship, networking, internships, and more.

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

Joanna Gaines
JOANNA GAINES, BA Communication '01 

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

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