Our Faculty and Research

Our faculty includes leaders from all communication-related fields. Learn more about the wide variety of research being conducted throughout the College.

Advertising & Public Relations

Texas Advertising is distinguished in all facets of university and professional life. Members of our faculty have authored a number of books that are used in business and at universities throughout the world. They are continually active in studying and researching issues of professional and academic importance, and the results of these investigations appear in published literature and are presented at professional meetings. The breadth and depth of their knowledge and experience enriches the classroom and permits students to learn first hand of the critical issues in advertising.

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Communication Studies

Communication Studies seeks to understand communication and to improve its practice in a variety of relationships. We focus on two person and family communication, communication in small groups and in large organizations, communication across communities, the nature of language and symbols, and the nature of argument and persuasion in political settings and in social movements. We are proud of the teaching, research, and professional contributions of our faculty.

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Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders teaches students to understand and treat the challenges inherent in speech and language impairments throughout the entire lifespan of human development from early childhood through the elder years. We encourage our students to develop a holistic understanding of the communication process and to investigate new ways to expand the mind's potential to formulate, absorb, and express ideas.

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The School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin has long been recognized as a leader in journalism education, due in large part to the quality of its distinguished faculty members. The faculty and adjunct faculty, which include internationally renowned scholars, have diverse backgrounds and extensive experience in the fields of print, broadcast, photojournalism and multimedia journalism. They hold leadership positions in national and international organizations and serve as editors, editorial board members and contributors to the top journals in the field.

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The Department of Radio-Television-Film faculty members include renowned, award winning scholars and artists from both the Media Studies and Media Production fields.  The scholarly and teaching interests of the Studies faculty focus on the cultural, social, economic, policy, technological, political and discursive settings in which communication systems, industries, texts and audiences exist and operate.  The Production faculty are working directors, writers, producers, editors, cinematographers, composers and sound designers.  The Department currently has twenty-eight faculty members who provide an environment in which students receive optimal opportunity for study, research, teaching and the production of creative work.  In addition to the work done outside the University, faculty members from both fields routinely win teaching awards associated with their time in the classroom.

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Research Unit Web Sites

Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life
(responding to growing political cynicism and disaffection in the United States)

Lang Stuttering Institute
(implementation of cutting edge clinical training methodologies, and the completion of innovative research with specific focus on translating theory to practice)

Technology Information and Policy Institute
(providing a research based program and forum for digital information policy initiatives)

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
(professional training and outreach program for journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean)

Texas Program in Sports and Media
(developing an information resource to inform discussion about the cultural intersection of sports and media)

Faculty Research

Aphasia Lab
(improving our understanding of how the brain supports speech and language processes)

Behavioral Science Lab
(A suite of versatile experimental rooms and lab spaces located in CMB 1

Dr. Jennifer and Emanuel Bodner Developmental Stuttering Laboratory
(conducting treatment efficacy and causal contributors/maintainers of stuttering research)

Communication in Adults Research Group
(involved in different aspects of communication in aging populations or individuals with neurological communication disorders)

New Agendas
(conference and book series that brings together researchers to tackle current issues in communication scholarship)

Public Understanding of Science & Health
(fostering interdisciplinary research to improve the public's understanding of science and health)

Sound Brain Laboratory
(studies the sensory and cognitive processes that underlie speech and music perception)

Speech Production Laboratory
(understanding speech production characteristic in languages)

VOCES Oral History Project
(videotapes oral history interviews with Latinos of the WWII generation; expanding to the Korean and Vietnam War eras)

Our Commitment to Gender Equity

We are committed to continuing efforts to promote and enhance gender equity among faculty.