Graduate Studies Committee

Promotes opportunities for graduate students and explores possibilities for developing graduate-level business communication programs.


  1. Promote and administer the Margaret Baker Graham Research Grant.
  2. Promote and administer the Graduate Student Travel Grant.
  3. List Research Grant and Travel Grant winners in ABC newsletter and on the website.
  4. Encourage graduate students to join the Association and participate in its conferences. Assess how graduate students who attend the annual conference heard about the conference.
  5. Annually assess and report statistics on member status of previous Graduate Student Travel Grant recipients.
  6. Develop publishable research related to graduate programs and graduate studies in business communication.
  7. Encourage graduate students to submit manuscripts to ABC publications and cite authors from those publications in their research.
  8. Recommend new charges for the following year.
  9. Request committee members additions/drops by first logging into ABC and then completing the quick Committee Update Request form at:
  10. Post September 1 annual report on your community shared files site and also post to Committee Chair shared files for First Vice President.  Post interim report (near late February or other to-be-determined date) as directed.

Community Page

The Community Page for this committee is for members and links to the committee's forum and file library.

Committee Members 2021

Name End of 3-Year Term (Renewable)
Matt Baker 12/31/2023
Stephen Carradini, Chair 12/31/2023
Yaqian Jiang 12/31/2022
Abigail Koenig 12/31/2021
Ashley Patriarca 12/31/2023
Mason Pellegrini 12/31/2022
Vincent Robles 12/31/2023
Katie Robisch 12/31/2023
Jeremy Rosselot-Merritt 12/31/2023

Previous Chairs

Matthew Sharp, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2015-2017
Quinn Warnick, Virginia Tech, 2010-2014
Rebecca Pope-Ruark, Elon University