Moody College of Communication Experts


Rosental C Alves

Rosental C 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.

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

Joshua B Barbour

Joshua B Barbour

Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
barbourjosh@utexas.edu
+1 979 229 9492

Expertise: communication design; change management; organizational safety and reliability; analytics and data-intensive automation

Mary C Beltran

Mary C Beltran

Associate 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; racial diversity and 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

Jay M Bernhardt

Jay M Bernhardt

Dean, Moody College of Communication, Moody College of Communication
moody.dean@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5646, +1 512 471 8100

Mary A Bock

Mary A 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; social inequality and media

Laura F Bright

Laura F 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

Larry D Browning

Larry D Browning

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

Expertise: Cooperation in competitive environments; use of information/communication/technologies (ICTs) in the workplace; information and communication technologies in action; use of qualitative research methods, especially interviewing and observation.

Barry  Brummett

Barry Brummett

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
brummett@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1714, +1 512 471 5251

Expertise: popular culture and persuasion; social style, including steampunk; media criticism; apocalyptic rhetoric; epistemology and rhetoric

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; sports rhetoric; sports myth

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: news organizations and audience engagement

Wenhong  Chen

Wenhong Chen

Associate Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
wenhong.chen@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4952

Expertise: media studies and sociology; digital media in entrepreneurial and civic settings

Hsiang  Chyi

Hsiang Chyi

Associate 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

Erica  Ciszek

Erica Ciszek

Assistant 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 B Coleman

Renita B 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, stereotyping in the media, journalism and public relations.

Martin R Cox

Martin R Cox

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

Expertise: Randy Cox is a Senior Lecturer in the Moody College of Communication and the Department of Communication Studies. He is the founding member of UT's competitive speech team and the administrative director of the Individual Events Program.

Tracy S Dahlby

Tracy S Dahlby

Professor, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
tracy.dahlby@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6272

Expertise: Journalism and media criticism; coverage of international affairs, including Northeast and Southeast Asia; coverage of U.S. relations with Asia; foreign reporting; journalistic storytelling; professional practice instruction for students

Rene M Dailey

Rene M 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

John A Daly

John A 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

Katherine W Dawson

Katherine W Dawson

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

Expertise: Journalism, broadcast journalism (TV, radio), documentary film.

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 B Devlin

Natalie B Devlin

Assistant 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;

Erin E Donovan

Erin E Donovan

Associate 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 E Drumwright

Minette E Drumwright

Associate 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: Advertising; marketing; social marketing; social responsibility in business; service marketing; marketing strategy; business ethics; ethics; leadership; corporate social responsibility; communication for non-profits

Caroline J Frick

Caroline J Frick

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

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

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

Joshua G Gunn

Joshua G Gunn

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

Expertise: Celebrity, popular culture, popular music, popular fads and fashion, youth cultures, UFOs, alien abduction, exorcism, demonic possession, apocalypse, Halloween, folk religion, folklore, Satanism, occult and occultism, new age, cults, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, Freud, Jung, Lacan, scatology, ghosts, haunting, the paranormal, pseudo-science, gothic music, gothic subculture, horror film, popular television, cultural studies, rhetorical studies.

Roderick P Hart

Roderick P 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; political rhetoric

Elin J Hartelius

Elin J 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

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.

Madeleine R Holland

Madeleine R Holland

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

Expertise: relational communication; romantic relationships; perceptions; stigma; identity; stereotypes; sexual activity; queer relationships; LGBTQ; professional communication

Noah  Isenberg

Noah Isenberg

Department Chair, Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
noah.isenberg@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6680

Expertise: film historian; author

Sharon E Jarvis

Sharon E 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

David S Junker

David S 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, and information seeking. Cultural and racial norms related to health behaviors, message processing

Stuart D Kelban

Stuart D Kelban

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

Expertise: Screenwriting, television and 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

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.

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: cross-cultural consumer behavior, multicultural marketing communication, consumer response to new media

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.

Michael S Mackert

Michael S Mackert

Professor, 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

Madeline M Maxwell

Madeline M Maxwell

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

Expertise: interaction of language and culture

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

Kathleen O McElroy

Kathleen O McElroy

Director, School of Journalism, 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

Rachel Davis  Mersey

Rachel Davis Mersey

Associate Dean, Research, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
rdm@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: how and why individuals consume or avoid media experiences; craft media products that encourage pro-social behavior

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

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

Assistant 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 its impact on health/environmental message processing and persuasion

Alisa H Perren

Alisa H Perren

Associate 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

James B Philpott

Managing Editor for KUT News, KUT Radio, Moody College of Communication
bphilpott@kut.org
+1 512 232 5418

Expertise: Texas Governor Rick Perry, Texas politics

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, content and diversity in coverage, 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 and health communication; emotional appeals, advertising and consumer well-being; advertising and gender; health communication.

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 framing, press performance; globalization of journalism

Maggie M Rivas-Rodriguez

Maggie M Rivas-Rodriguez

Director, Center for Mexican American Studies, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
mrivas@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 293 3411, +1 512 471 0405

Expertise: Journalism; the intersection of oral history and journalism; Latinos and the news media, both as producers of news and as consumers; U.S. Latinos & Latinas of the World War II generation; diversity in the news media, National Association of Hispanic Journalists

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.

Amy K Sanders

Amy K Sanders

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

Expertise: international and comparative media law; First Amendment; law and emerging technology; journalism; media literacy; media ethics

Thomas G Schatz

Thomas G Schatz

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

Expertise: Film and television history and criticism; media industry studies (history, economics, etc.); Hollywood studios and the ''studio system''; film genre; Hollywood filmmaking; American cinema

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: digital marketing; analytics; 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 studies; media convergence; participatory culture; transmedia storytelling; comic book culture

Adrien P Sebro

Adrien P Sebro

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

Expertise: critical media studies at the intersection of television, film, comedy, gender and African Diaspora

Andrew B Shea

Andrew B 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

Ya'Ke Smith

Ya'Ke Smith

Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, 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

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 and standing in various communities, states, and nations; Latina/o/x communities in the United States and South America.

Paul J Stekler

Paul J Stekler

Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
paul.stekler@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6679

Expertise: Politics, Southern politics, political campaigns, political advertising and how polls affect campaigns and campaign messaging; documentary filmmaking

Keri K Stephens

Keri K Stephens

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

Expertise: communication technology in the workplace; social media; crisis and emergency communication; sales communication; meetings; presentation skills; communication overload, workplace efficiency, remote work, disaster communication, communicating flood risk

Patricia A Stout

Patricia A Stout

John P. McGovern Regents Professor Emerita in Health and Medical Science in Communication, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
patstouttx@gmail.com

Expertise: Advertising copy research and consumer behavior; emotional response to advertising; health communications and social marketing issues; business. Health communication, including HIV/AIDS, immunization, and obesity.

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

Associate 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 L Strover

Sharon L 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  Sylvie

George 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

Sean J Upshaw

Sean J Upshaw

Assistant Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
sjrmaine@me.com

Expertise: health disparity and communication in the context of visual information and persuasion; how underserved populations in the United States engage with health messages

Anita L Vangelisti

Anita L Vangelisti

Associate Dean, Moody College of Communication
vangelisti@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5251

Expertise: communication and emotion in context of close, personal relationships; family communication; communication in romantic relationships; secrecy; hurt feelings; social pain

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
kris.wilson@austin.utexas.edu

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

Samuel C Woolley

Samuel C Woolley

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

Expertise: computational propoganda