Dr. Ahmet Aksoy

Assistant Professor of Communication

Bush Science Center | 141



Ahmet Aksoy holds a Ph.D. in Media and Communication from Texas Tech University, a master's in Media and Public Relations from Newcastle University, and a bachelor's degree in Communication from East Carolina University. He is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Columbia College. Before joining Columbia College, he spent four years working in higher education administration developing programs in academic advising, mentoring, multicultural affairs, parent and family involvement, and student organizations. Ahmet has also served as a communication specialist for Houston Community College and the Newcastle City Council, where he aided in the construction and delivery of digital messages and content for both entities.

His scholarly interest lies in exploring how cultural identities are shaped and communicated within society. Ahmet focuses attention on cultural identity negotiations within inter/cultural communication by attending to the intersections of race, ethnicity, nationality, and religion. His interest also examines communication pedagogy practices. 

Ahmet has a joy for teaching and mentoring students. Students have expressed the value of his teaching and mentoring and as a result he has been recognized nationally and regionally for his dedication to student success in and outside of the classroom. 

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Pearson and Nelson Outstanding New Teacher Award, 2024 | Central States Communication Association | Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Support & Guidance Mentor Award, 2022 | Lauro Cavazos & Ophelia Powell-Malone Mentoring Program | Texas Tech University; Lubbock, Texas.
  • Helen DeVitt Jones Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, 2022 | Graduate College | Texas Tech University; Lubbock, Texas.
  • Graduate Student Winter Residency, 2020 | National Humanities Center Educational Programs | National Humanities Center; Durham, NC.
  • Outstanding New Professional Award, 2018 | Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators; Texas.


  • Aksoy, A. (2023). Adaptation of second-generation Turkish Americans in the USA: Extending differential adaptation theory to the offspring of immigrants. Review of Communication, 1-16. doi: 10.1080/15358593.2023.2288196.
  • Sreepada, N. & Aksoy, A. (2023). Digital archives: How western newspapers frame our remembrance of the Gezi Park protest. Journal of Nationalism, Memory, & Language Politics, 17(2), 123-144. doi: 10.2478/jnmlp-2023-0012.
  • Aksoy, A. & Burk, T.L. (2023). Simulating crisis scenarios: Localizing international crises to aid in crisis communication learning. Carolinas Communication Annual, 39, 84-88.
  • Aksoy, A. & Sreepada, N. (2021). Negotiating normality: Using digital media to combat the stigma and perceptions of Islam in the West. Journal of Media and Religion, 20(4), 1-13. doi: 10.1080/15348423.2021.1988312.

What do you love about working at Columbia College?

I love the sense of community it offers for its students, faculty, and staff. Through this created sense of community, we can connect and create purposeful learning experiences.