CCI Welcomes New Faculty

Four New Faculty
This Fall, the College of Communication and Information welcomes four new faculty to the CCI team.

Jingui Hou-04Jinghui (Jove) Hou (Assistant Professor) joins CCI with a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Southern California. Previously, she served as a Visiting Scholar/Adjunct at the University of Arkansas’ Department of Communication and Department of Marketing.




Russell ClaytonRussell Clayton (Assistant Professor) comes to the CCI team with a Ph.D. in Journalism from the University of Missouri. He earned his M.A. in Health Psychology and B.S. in Psychology, both from Texas State University. He will be directing the Media Effects Cognition and Emotion lab in the School of Communication, and will also be working as an affiliate of the Institute for Successful Longevity. His research interests are in cognitive and emotional processing of media and health communication. He is also interested in the psychological, social, and health implications of social media and mobile technology use. 

Zhe HeZhe He (Assistant Professor) joins CCI with a PhD. in Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, as well as a M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University and Beijing University, respectively. In his postdoctoral research, he focused on the analysis of population representativeness of related clinical trials, aiming at improving the transparency of trial generalizability to the real-world patient population. Find out more Professor He at


Toby GravesToby Weisslitz Graves (Instructional Specialist) received her B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also holds a graduate certificate in Latin American Studies. In addition to publishing scholarly research articles on Colombian and Brazilian literature and film, Dr. Graves has taught a variety of Spanish courses dealing with language, literature and film as well as Communications courses on Latin American documentary and Media techniques.