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Manushri Pandya

Graduate Student


Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media

Instructor, Communication in Engineering and Technology


Manushri Pandya is a PhD student in the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM) program. She earned her master’s degree in Technical Communication from Missouri University of Science & Technology and has gained experience as a technical writer by working in the industry. She teaches courses in technical and professional communication as well as business writing. Her research interests include inquiries in risk communication, intercultural communication, digital interfaces, and visual communication design.


  • Ding, H., & Pandya, M. (2023). Risk communication about COVID-19 in India: Corpus-assisted discourse analysis of mainstream news reports about India’s wave I and Wave II outbreaks. Journalism and Media, 4(3), 802–819.
  • Pandya, M. K., & Pigg, S. (2022). Learners as users: Understanding learner experiences with privacy policy pages. The 40th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication.
  • Pandya, M. K. (2022). Covid-19 infographics: A medium for more “inclusive” communication (?). The 40th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication.
  • Pandya, M. (2021). A comparative visual content analysis of the CDC and WHO COVID-19 infographics. Masters Theses. 7980.


MS Technical Communication Missouri University of Science & Technology 2021

BA English Literature Gujarat University 2018

Area(s) of Expertise

technical and professional communication, risk communication, intercultural communication, visual design, communication design