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Scott Sikes looked to Rocky Top for his return to higher education. He earned his Master’s degree in Information Sciences in 2018 and recently completed his PhD with a concentration in Information Sciences in 2021.

He successfully defended his dissertation, “In Our Very Blood: The Use of Social Media in the 2018 West Virginia Teachers’ Strike.”

What made you decide to pursue your masters degree and PhD at UT? What made you decide to go back to school?

When I was looking at graduate programs, the … Read more “Q&A with PhD Graduate Scott Sikes”


Communicating Across Cultures in Dublin summer program. 

Did you face any challenges in your decision to study abroad?  

One of the biggest challenges was finding aid. Unfortunately, I couldn’t use my HOPE Scholarship toward the program, but that was because I didn’t do the research beforehand, so just make sure you speak with One Stop and the Read more “Inside Global Programs: Raven Bailey”