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Ursula Kamanga

Doctoral student
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Ursula Kamanga grew up in Kimberley, South Africa. She completed both her Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services and a Master of Science in Journalism and Mass Communication at Kansas State University. Her master’s thesis was investigating how health apps influence college students’ health behavior. Upon completion of her graduate degree, she went to work for two years as a lecturer, teaching communication courses at the University of the Free State. Currently, she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Kansas.


Health Communication, Fundamentals of Public Relations, Public Speaking, Integrated Marketing Communication, Corporate Communication, Introduction to Organizational Communication, Introduction to Interpersonal Communication


Health Communication, Social media influences on health behavior, Cultural influences on making health decisions, Social media research, Strategic Communication, and Community based participatory research

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