Moody College of Communication Experts


Cassandre Alvarado

Cassandre Alvarado

Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Moody College of Communication
cassandre.alvarado@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3997

Expertise: Focuses research on student success and graduation initiatives, including innovative college readiness assignments, student success programs and understanding the completion agenda.

Miguel Alvarez

Miguel Alvarez

Assistant Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
migalvarez@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Production; screenwriting; digital media; narrative filmmaking; documentary filmmaking; directing; editing/post-production

Rosental Alves

Rosental Alves

Professor, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
rosental.alves@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6851

Expertise: journalist; foreign correspondent; international reporting; journalism in Latin America; online journalism

Lucy  Atkinson

Lucy Atkinson

Associate Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
lucyatkinson@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6665

Expertise: communication in the context of sustainability and the environment; focusing on the ways message components (like visual elements, argument frames, source factors) in environmental communication campaigns influence environmental attitudes; beliefs and behaviors; environmental communication; sustainability; advertising; immersive media (virtual reality and augmented reality); AI-generated messaging

Dawna  Ballard

Dawna Ballard

Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
diballard@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5251

Expertise: chronemics: the study of time as its bound to human communication; time; teams; work; time management; work-life balance; slow movement; speed, mindfulness; overload; availability; 24-7 culture; convenience; scheduling; punctuality; deadlines; children's advocacy centers; secondary/vicarious trauma

Brendon Bankey

Brendon Bankey

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
brendon.bankey@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: The role of Clint Eastwood and his films in the Nixon administration's re-election efforts and the New Right conservative movement

Benjamin L Bays

Benjamin L Bays

Associate Professor of Instruction, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
benjamin.bays@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Animation, comics, cartoons, video games, visual effects, digital media

Mary Beltran

Mary Beltran

Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
mary.beltran@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0021, +1 608 320 9041

Expertise: U.S. Latina/o media studies; the U.S. media industries; mixed race and media culture; U.S. television and film history; feminist media studies; media activism and independent media production

Charles E Berg

Charles E Berg

Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
charles.ramirezberg@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9925

Expertise: Latinos in US films; film history; narratology; Mexican cinema

Mary Bock

Mary Bock

Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
mary.bock@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0673

Expertise: photo and video journalism; citizen journalism and cop-watching; visual journalism and the criminal justice system, perp walks, mug shots; gender and social inequality in media

Katie Bradford

Katie Bradford

Lecturer, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
katie.bradford@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Video-based data, integrating technology into their face-to-face conversations

Laura Bright

Laura Bright

Associate Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
laurabright@utexas.edu
+1 512 699 8218

Expertise: social media effects, social media fatigue, big data, advertising personalization, digital wellness

Laura E Brown

Laura E Brown

Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
laura.brown@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: DEI; difficult conversations; communication strategies

Michael  Butterworth

Michael Butterworth

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
michael.butterworth@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1931

Expertise: sports and politics; sports culture; nationalism and militarism in sports; sports and public memory

Courtney T Byrd

Courtney T Byrd

Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
courtney.byrd@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9426

Expertise: Communication disorder; causes and therapies of childhood stuttering; adulthood stuttering; linguistic processing; motor planning; fluency disorders; voice disorders; speech disfluencies; speech-language contributions to childhood stuttering; innovative treatment; bilingualism and multiculturalism in speech-language pathology; accessible clinical training tools

Julia  Campbell

Julia Campbell

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
julia.campbell@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Central auditory and visual processing in children and adults. Cortical plasticity, or the ability of the brain to adapt to incoming information.

Gina  Chen

Gina Chen

Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
gina.masullo@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6323

Expertise: Online incivility, online engagement, news trust, political polarization

Wenhong  Chen

Wenhong Chen

Professor, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
wenhong.chen@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4952

Expertise: digital media; global media; entrepreneurship; social capital; social networks; China; US-China relation

Iris  Chyi

Iris Chyi

Professor, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
chyi@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0553

Expertise: new media; online newspaper markets; subscription models; multi-platform newspapers

E.  Ciszek

E. Ciszek

Associate Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
eciszek@utexas.edu

Expertise: advocacy and social change; public relations as activism; activism and strategic communication; LGBT, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer AND strategic communication; cultural studies, qualitative research, corporate activism, activism, advocacy and social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion

Renita Coleman

Renita Coleman

Professor, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
renita.coleman@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1969

Expertise: visual communication; ethics; agenda setting; journalism and public relations; stereotyping in the media; media; photojournalism; photography

Martin Cox

Martin Cox

Professor of Instruction, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
mrcox@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1957

Expertise: Speech

Isabella Cunningham

Isabella Cunningham

Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
isabella.cunningham@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1101, +1 512 471 8126

Expertise: legal and ethical aspects of advertising; media effectiveness and messaging appeals; trademarks and intellectual property; deceptive advertising; brand placement and brand equity

Joe Cutbirth

Joe Cutbirth

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
jcutbirth@utexas.edu

Expertise: How public narratives develop ad their effects on civic participation and communication leadership; civic participation; behavioral ethics; journalism

Rene Dailey

Rene Dailey

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
rdailey@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4867, +1 512 471 5251

Expertise: family communication; dating relationships

James Dalthorp

James Dalthorp

Assistant Professor of Practice, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
james.dalthorp@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: NIL; sports communication; strategic branding

John Daly

John Daly

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
daly@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5251

Expertise: communication effectiveness; customer service and loyalty; advocacy (persuasion and influence); presentation skills; leadership and teamwork; crisis communication; interpersonal communication; practical ways to improve communication skills; idea advocacy; virtual and dispersed teamwork

Katherine Dawson

Katherine Dawson

Professor of Practice, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
katedawson@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6111

Expertise: journalism; news; television news; broadcast journalism; news production; documentary film; broadcast news writing; radio reporting; television producing

Donna  De Cesare

Donna De Cesare

Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
donna.decesare@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1980

Expertise: Documentary photography; video storytelling; Latin American studies; human rights and visual documentary; journalism and trauma; children at risk; child soldiers; youth gangs; visual storytelling for NGOs and non-profit sector.

Natalie Devlin

Natalie Devlin

Associate Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
nataliebdevlin@utexas.edu

Expertise: crisis communication; digital media in sports; big data; digital advertising; data/privacy;

Lisa Dobias

Lisa Dobias

Associate Professor of Instruction, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
dobias@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1101

Expertise: social media; branding

Erin Donovan

Erin Donovan

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
erindonovan@utexas.edu

Expertise: How people reveal and conceal illness, such as cancer or HIV/AIDS, among friends and family, the ways people manage information about their illness, topic avoidance as a cancer coping mechanism, health communication and psychology. Interpersonal health communication; how people communicatively cope with illness, stress, and uncertainty

Minette Drumwright

Minette Drumwright

Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
mdrum@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1101, +1 512 471 2367

Expertise: ethics; leadership; corporate social responsibility; communication for nonprofits

Mirasol  Enriquez

Mirasol Enriquez

Assistant Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
mirasol.enriquez@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: U.S.-based Latina filmmakers; media production culture; Chicana/o film; representations of race and gender in media

Marina  Fontolan

Marina Fontolan

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
marina.fontolan@utexas.edu

Expertise: Videogame localization, game studies, De- and postcolonial game studies, history of games and gaming, and science and technology studies

Caroline Frick

Caroline Frick

Associate Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
cfrick@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: film/media preservation; digital libraries; media history; moving image archiving; online streaming platforms

Kathryn  Fuller

Kathryn Fuller

Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
kathy.fullerseeley@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: silent film history; radio history; US cultural history; 1960s history; comedy and humor

Shiv  Ganesh

Shiv Ganesh

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
shiv.ganesh@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: collective organizing; globalization and digital technologies; transparency; environmental communication

Zoi  Gkalitsiou

Zoi Gkalitsiou

Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
zoigkal@utexas.edu

Expertise: communication disorders, fluency disorders, stuttering, bilingualism, eye-tracking, linguistic processing, executive functions

Celestine  Gonzalez De Bustamante

Celestine Gonzalez De Bustamante

Associate Dean for Global Initiatives, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
celestegdb@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Historical and contemporary issues related to media in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, Mexico, and other parts of Latin America

Lalitha  Gopalan

Lalitha Gopalan

Associate Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
lalitha.gopalan@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4071

Expertise: Film theory; feminist film theory; contemporary world cinemas; Indian cinema; genre films; experimental film and video

Stephanie Grasso

Stephanie Grasso

Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
smgrasso@utexas.edu

Expertise: Speech-language pathology, bilingualism and aphasia, neurologically-based communication disorders

Joshua Gunn

Joshua Gunn

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
josh_gunn@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3933, +1 512 471 5251

Expertise: Ineffable communication; signs and symbols; Marxism; psychoanalysis; critical theory

Liberty  Hamilton

Liberty Hamilton

Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
liberty.hamilton@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1929

Roderick Hart

Roderick Hart

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
rod.hart@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1956

Expertise: media and politics; civic participation; political campaigns; presidential rhetoric

Elin Hartelius

Elin Hartelius

Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
j.hartelius@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: rhetorical theory and criticism; digital rhetoric and culture; rhetoric of expertise

Kelsey  Hatton

Kelsey Hatton

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
kelsey.hatton@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2015

Terry  Hemeyer

Terry Hemeyer

Associate Professor of Practice, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
hemeyer@austin.utexas.edu
+1 713 819 1322, +1 713 819 1671

Expertise: Crisis management; public, employee, community, government and investor relations; advertising; marketing; consumer segmentation; human resources; communicating corporate layoffs, and corporate security.

Maya Henry

Maya Henry

Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
maya.henry@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: nature and treatment of aphasia

Madeleine Holland

Madeleine Holland

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
mholland@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: professional communication; teamwork; college success; first-year students; stigma; identity; social identity; stereotypes; relational communication; interpersonal communication; romantic relationships

Noah  Isenberg

Noah Isenberg

Associate Dean for Professional Programs, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
noah.isenberg@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6680, +1 917 689 6453

Expertise: media studies; industry/history/criticism; identity and representation; classical Hollywood; independent cinema; Weimar cinema; Émigrés in Hollywood

Sharon Jarvis

Sharon Jarvis

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
sjarvis@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1961, +1 512 471 5251

Expertise: political persuasion, communication, research methods

Thomas Johnson

Thomas Johnson

Professor, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
tom.johnson@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Media in elections; new media

Corinne Jones

Corinne Jones

Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
corinne.jones@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: motor control and motor learning of swallowing behaviors; neuromodulatory approaches to dysphagia; pharyngeal high-resolution manometry; swallowing; swallowing disorders (dysphagia); swallowing evaluation and rehabilitation; Parkinson’s disease; Multiple sclerosis

David Junker

David Junker

Associate Professor of Instruction, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
junker@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9466

Expertise: Public relations and strategic communications; Black Music and the media; race relations; and popular music.

Lee Ann  Kahlor

Lee Ann Kahlor

Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
kahlor@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 791 5726

Expertise: public relations health and environmental risk communication; science communication; information seeking; cultural and racial norms related to health behaviors' message processing; science communication; environmental communication; health communication

Octavio  Kano-Galvan

Octavio Kano-Galvan

Assistant Professor of Practice, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
octavio.kanogalvan@austin.utexas.edu
+1 240 426 1762

Expertise: creative; art director; photography; 3D video production; web/mobile interactive media; motion graphics; 3D modeling and cinematography

Stuart Kelban

Stuart Kelban

Associate Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
skelban@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6037

Expertise: screenwriting; television; film industry

Deena  Kemp

Deena Kemp

Assistant Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
dkemp@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: persuasion; emotion; behavioral economics in decision-making; health communication

Yeonsoo  Kim

Yeonsoo Kim

Associate Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
yeonsoo.kim@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: PR issues with actors athletes and influencers; strategic communication; corporate social responsibilty; reputation and crisis management

Rajinder  Koul

Rajinder Koul

Department Chair, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
rajinder.koul@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Understanding the symbol, referent, and instructional variables that influence graphic symbol learning in people with severe communication impairments as a consequence of developmental or acquired disabilities.

Shanti  Kumar

Shanti Kumar

Associate Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
shanti.kumar@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3498

Expertise: Global media; cultural studies

Amy Lasser

Amy Lasser

Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
amy.lasser@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Screenwriting, film production

Wei-Na  Lee

Wei-Na Lee

F. J. Heyne Centennial Professor Emerita in Communication, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
weina@utexas.edu

Expertise: advertising, education; practice; communication process; how culture influences consumer response to communication; personal factors; message design; psychological response); communicating philanthropy and corporate social responsibility (CSR); overcoming skepticism

Jihye  Lee

Jihye Lee

Assistant Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
jihye.lee@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Computational inequality, AI, government, public benefits, advertising, financial constraints, digital inequality, media psychology

Rosemary Lester-Smith

Rosemary Lester-Smith

Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
rosemary.lester-smith@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2690

Expertise: Diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders; vocal tremor; voice therapy, neurological voice disorders

Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis

Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
rmlewis@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 6849

Expertise: Writer; producer; director; screenwriter

Anne  Lewis

Anne Lewis

Professor of Practice, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
alewis615@utexas.edu
+1 512 656 0507

Expertise: Documentary filmmaking

Chang  Liu

Chang Liu

Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
changliu@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4128

Expertise: Speech production and processing in native and non-native listeners; non-speech complex sounds

Brad  Love

Brad Love

Associate Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
lovebrad@utexas.edu

Expertise: persuasive capabilities of mass media; public health

Josephine  Lukito

Josephine Lukito

Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
jlukito@utexas.edu

Expertise: Intersection of computational sociolinguistics and global political communication; power and the role of systems in societies, especially political and economic systems; AI

Joel  Lulla

Joel Lulla

Lecturer, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
joel.lulla@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: NIL; sports communication; sports media; intercollegiate athletics; sports business; sports law

Michael S Mackert

Michael S Mackert

Director of the Center for Health Communication, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
mackert@utexas.edu
+1 512 348 8490

Expertise: telemedicine; health communication; health literacy and online communities; health communication; communicating about complex health issues; audience targeting; tailoring messages; media campaigns; translating research into practice; social media; tobacco cessation; opioid overdose prevention; men's role in prenatal health

Madhavi  Mallapragada

Madhavi Mallapragada

Associate Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
madhavim@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9239

Expertise: Media; race and media; immigration; Asian Americans; digital culture; virtual identities; South Asian diaspora

Jennifer  McClearen

Jennifer McClearen

Assistant Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
jennifer.mcclearen@utexas.edu

Expertise: feminist media; gender, race and sexuality in sports media; women's sports

Cynthia Mccreery

Cynthia Mccreery

Professor, Moody College of Communication
cindy.mccreery@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0013

Expertise: Screenwriting

Kathleen McElroy

Kathleen McElroy

Professor, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
kathleen.mcelroy@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: longtime newspaper editor; racial discourse; collective memory; sports media; obituaries

Matthew S McGlone

Matthew S McGlone

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
matthew_mcglone@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1920

Expertise: Cognition, persuasion and prejudice in interpersonal communication, stereotypes and stereotype threats, spatial performance, identity and sex differences. Social influence, persuasion and deception and the key role of language

Roselia  Mendez Murillo

Roselia Mendez Murillo

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
roselia.mendezmurillo@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: conducting qualitative work; particularly conducting interviews with Latina/o/x/e families; stress, resilience, thriving of Latinx families within the context of language brokering; undocumented status; living separated due to migration reasons

Srikanta  Mishra

Srikanta Mishra

Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
srikanta.mishra@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Audiology, peripheral auditory mechanics, hearing development, efferent system and otoacoustic emissions

John H Murphy

John H Murphy

Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
jhmurphy@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1101

Expertise: Advertising and marketing communication management; current; issues in advertising practice; ethical issues in marketing; media management issues; advertising agency issues; business, integrated brand promotion, campaign planning and media management

Dhiraj  Murthy

Dhiraj Murthy

Professor, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
dhiraj.murthy@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Social media; digital research methods; race/ethnicity; qualitative/mixed methods; big data quantitative analysis; virtual organizations

Curran J Nault

Curran J Nault

Assistant Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
cnault@utexas.edu

Expertise: grassroots queer transmedia

Jeeyun  Oh

Jeeyun Oh

Associate Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
jeeyunoh@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8134

Expertise: User interaction with new media interface and AI (artificial intelligence) technology; the impact of interactive/smart/social media interfaces on health/environmental/advertising message processing and persuasion.

Nik  Palomares

Nik Palomares

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
nik@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Mental health; how communication effects psychological wellbeing; cyberbullying; how people respond to fact-checking of information and misinformation online

Korey A Pereira

Korey A Pereira

Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
korey.pereira@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7829

Expertise: Film sound; post-production sound; sound mixing; audio for video games

Alisa H Perren

Alisa H Perren

Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
aperren@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1524

Expertise: business of Hollywood; TV and film production; distribution and exhibition; talent management/representation; streaming services; American comic book industry; history/contemporary indie film sector

Paula M Poindexter

Paula M Poindexter

Professor, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
paula.poindexter@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 695 6879

Expertise: Newspaper and television journalism, including audience, coverage content, and leadership and management in the industry; the relationship African-Americans, women and youth have with the news; ethics in research methodologies in the media; media framing; polling, specifically the validity and interpretation of election polls; news coverage of presidential elections; women and young voters; millennials; social media

Kathrynn  Pounders

Kathrynn Pounders

Associate Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
kate.pounders@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: emotion and identity in communication effectiveness; health communication; emotional appeals; advertising and consumer wellbeing; advertising and gender

PJ  Raval

PJ Raval

Associate Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
pjraval@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4071

Expertise: filmmaker; subcultures and identities

Stephen D Reese

Stephen D Reese

Professor, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
steve.reese@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1845, +1 512 471 1966

Expertise: journalism; media; media framing; press performance; news; news media; press critique; media critique; blogs; terrorism; war; sports journalism; media framing of public issues; globalization of journalism

Erin  Reilly

Erin Reilly

Professor of Practice, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
ebreilly@utexas.edu

Expertise: Audience motivation and emotion, immersive and interactive storytelling, Web3, blockchain, AI, emerging technologies, immersive and interactive storytelling, extended reality technologies (AI, IoT, AR, VR, MR, Virtual Worlds)

Joel D Rollins

Joel D Rollins

Associate Professor of Instruction, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
jd.rollins@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1918

Expertise: Dr. Rollins is a senior lecturer in the Moody College of Communication in the Department of Communication Studies. He teaches courses in the undergraduate level which focus on argumentation theory and practice and the way in which rhetorical movements affect social change. His current research projects include investigating the role of rhetoric in pedagogy as well as writing a textbook for high school debaters.

David Ryfe

David Ryfe

Director, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
david.ryfe@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: history and sociology of news; American political communication; public deliberation

Amy K Sanders

Amy K Sanders

Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
amy.sanders@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: social media; privacy; internet governance; AI

Nancy  Schiesari

Nancy Schiesari

Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
nancy.schiesari@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6678

Expertise: production; narrative filmmaking; documentary filmmaking; cinematography; producing

Mary Beth Schmitt  Schmitt

Mary Beth Schmitt Schmitt

Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
marybeth.schmitt@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Language and literacy outcomes for children with developmental language disorders, including the effects of behavior regulation, optimal treatment intensity and peers

Lawrence P Schooler

Lawrence P Schooler

Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
larry.schooler@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: conflict resolution; mediation; consensus building; civic/community/public engagement (involving the public in decisions that affect them) (sometimes also called deliberative democracy); digital engagement (using technology innovatively to involve the public in decision making); restorative justice; transitional justice; memory/memorials and historic preservation; accessibility; public policy and public administration; urban affairs/urban planning

John R Schwartz

John R Schwartz

Professor of Practice, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
john.schwartz@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Environmental journalism, science journalism, climate change

JoAnn M Sciarrino

JoAnn M Sciarrino

Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
joann.sciarrino@austin.utexas.edu
+1 404 402 3384

Expertise: brand & advertising strategy, brand & advertising analytics and brand attachment.

Craig R Scott

Craig R Scott

Department Chair, Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
craig.scott@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Dr. Craig R. Scott is the incoming Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. His research and teaching are primarily focused on organizational communication, where he examines issues of anonymity and identity/identification in various organizational settings. His current interests center around “hidden organizations,” which are found when an organization and/or its members conceal key aspects of their identity from various audiences.

Suzanne  Scott

Suzanne Scott

Associate Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
suzanne.scott@utexas.edu

Expertise: fan culture (emphasis on fan/industry relations, gender and fan identities); digital and participatory cultures; transmedia storytelling and franchising; comic book culture; fan convention;

Adrien P Sebro

Adrien P Sebro

Assistant Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
asebro@utexas.edu

Expertise: media studies; identity & representation; industry/history/criticism

Andrew Shea

Andrew Shea

Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
andrew.shea@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5303

Expertise: director; screenwriter; producer; documentary filmmaker

Samantha  Shorey

Samantha Shorey

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
sshorey@utexas.edu

Expertise: artificial intelligence; labor; technology design; technology hype; AI ethics; technology in the workplace

Ya'Ke Smith

Ya'Ke Smith

Associate Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
yake@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: social cinema; independent cinema; storytelling; television writing and directing; directing actors

Spencer  Smith

Spencer Smith

Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
spencer.smith@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Speech perception in noise; neural processes from inner ear to cortex

Iliana  Sosa

Iliana Sosa

Assistant Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
iliana.sosa@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Filmmaking; documentary filmmaking

Stacey K Sowards

Stacey K Sowards

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
stacey.sowards@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: racial, gendered, language, and classed politics of marginalization; standing in various communities, states, and nations; Latina/o/x communities in the United States and South America.

Janet Staiger

Janet Staiger

Professor Emeritus, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
jstaiger@utexas.edu

Expertise: Theoretician and historian of American film and television

Keri K Stephens

Keri K Stephens

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
keristephens@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0554

Expertise: disaster communication; flood awareness; emergency communication; infrastructure; humans and AI; using technology in the workplace

Mark  Strama

Mark Strama

Professor of Practice, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
strama@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Texas politics; Political campaigns; Political polarization; Voting technology and systems; Redistricting; ranked choice voting and alternative voting methodologies; Civic participation and civic engagement; Civics education

Joseph  Straubhaar

Joseph Straubhaar

Professor Emeritus, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
jdstraubhaar@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Global media; digital media; digital divide

Jurgen Streeck

Jurgen Streeck

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
jstreeck@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1955

Expertise: Human interaction in everyday life; language and the body

Natalie J Stroud

Natalie J Stroud

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
tstroud@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1934

Expertise: Political behavior, partisan media use, political communication, public opinion, political research.

Scott R Stroud

Scott R Stroud

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
sstroud@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5251, +1 512 471 6561

Expertise: Comparative rhetoric, narrative theory, communication ethics and philosophy. Communication and culture, rhetoric and philosophy; rhetorical experience and political activity.

Sharon Strover

Sharon Strover

Professor, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
sharon.strover@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6652

Expertise: The Information Society; telecommunications policy, including telephone cable and satellite systems; international cultural policy with respect to film and television; and the digital divide.

George E Sylvie

George E Sylvie

Associate Professor Emeritus, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
g.sylvie@utexas.edu

Expertise: Media management; Internet newspaper economics; motivation and satisfaction in the newsroom; change and newspapers; newspaper organizational cooperation; technology''s role in media management; black press economics; mass media and minorities; newspaper reporting and editing; communication; journalism

Mallary Tarpley

Mallary Tarpley

Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
mallary.tenore@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1990

Expertise: journalism; writing; eating disorders; nonprofit management; memoir; narrative nonfiction

Natalie T Tindall

Natalie T Tindall

Department Chair, Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
natalie.tindall@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Organizational composition, the situational theory of publics; intersectionality in public relations; NIL; athlete branding; PR issues with actors, athletes and influencers

Sean J Upshaw

Sean J Upshaw

Assistant Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
sean.upshaw@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: culture-centered health communication; visual communication; health and culture; health message design; health promotion messaging; health information messages; health communication; media messaging; communication education

Anita L Vangelisti

Anita L Vangelisti

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Graduate Education, Moody College of Communication
vangelisti@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5251

Expertise: communication and emotion; family communication; communication in romantic relationships; secrecy; hurt feelings; social pain

Anita  Varma

Anita Varma

Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
anita.varma@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Role of solidarity in U.S. journalism

Jun  Wang

Jun Wang

Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
jun.wang@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: assistive speech technologies; neurogenic motor speech disorders; speech brain-computer interfaces

Craig Watkins

Craig Watkins

Professor, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
craig.watkins@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4071, +1 512 471 6676

Expertise: Race and pop culture; youth culture; digital media and social media; hip-hop culture and music; video games; the history of Black American cinema and the films of Spike Lee; digital media; young people and behaviors with social and online media.

Gary B Wilcox

Gary B Wilcox

Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
burl@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0917

Expertise: Alcohol advertising; cigarette advertising; interactive communication social media; unstructured data analysis and media mix marketing models.

Kristopher  Wilson

Kristopher Wilson

Journalism Affiliate, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
drkris5.kw@gmail.com

Expertise: Environmental Journalism, Climate Change, Global Warming, Weather, Broadcast News, Media Convergence

Samuel Woolley

Samuel Woolley

Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
swoolley@utexas.edu

Expertise: computational propoganda