B.A., Indiana University South Bend
(Fall 2019 Cohort)
Specializations: Instructional communication, student motivation, student engagement, instructor evaluation
Maria Hannah received her B.A. in Communication Studies from Indiana University in South Bend, Indiana. She intends on pursuing further research in relational and organizational contexts, which focus on student motivation, engagement and instructor evaluation, with a specialty in instructional communication. She presented at the New Directions 2018 Midwest Undergraduate Conference in Gender Studies at the University of Notre Dame, where she spoke on the relevance of portrayed gender roles in the film Forrest Gump. She co-authored a case study with Dr. Andrea Meluch (University of Akron) which explored burdenship as well as caregiver and patient expectations. Maria finds joy in creating music, playing guitar and attending concerts. She loves all things rock n’ roll, trivia and games, and is a college basketball fanatic. She is looking forward to expanding knowledge, growing as a scholar and person, and getting to know her colleagues at Ohio University. Go Bobcats!