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Jose S. Maldonado

Jose S. Maldonado

Graduate Assistant in Communication Arts and Sciences

316 Sparks Building
University Park , PA 16802


  1. B.A., Western Illinois University, 2017
  2. M.A., Western Illinois University, 2018
  3. Ph.D., Penn State University, anticipated 2022

Jose S. Maldonado studies social influence and persuasion. He is particularly interested in emotion and cognitive processes. In his most recent research project, Jose examined the relationship between nonverbal gestures and cognitive processes within dyadic, face-to-face argumentative interactions. He teaches CAS100A: Effective Speech at Penn State.

Advisor: Dr. Lijiang Shen