Read about the many diverse research and service organizations in Moody College
Moody College is home to numerous centers of excellence in the various communication fields. These centers and institutes conduct research, provide training to students and professionals, and contribute valuable services to the community.
The Annette Strauss Institute envisions a democracy where all citizens are informed, vote, and are actively involved in improving their communities. Through nonpartisan research, education, and outreach, the Institute seeks to understand and overcome obstacles to civic engagement.
Established in 2014, the Center for Health Communication brings together researchers and experts on many diverse areas of health communication into one organizational unit where they can collaborate, share ideas and innovations, and advance their scholarship and its impact to the highest possible level.
The Center for Media Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin envisions a vibrant American news media that empowers citizens to understand, appreciate, and participate in the democratic exchange of ideas.
The Center for Sports Communication and Media is an academic resource center for faculty, graduate students and undergraduates that the intersection of sports, media and their specific areas of academic interest.
The Knight Center for Journalism is a professional training and outreach program for journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our training programs have benefited thousands of journalists and journalism professors throughout the Americas.
The Institute for Media Innovation is a boutique hub for research and design housed within the Moody College of Communication. Distinct and yet interrelated, the research and design components drive IMI’s quest to better understand the intersections between media, technology and the future of innovation.
The mission of the Michael and Tami Lang Stuttering Institute is to help persons who stutter, their families, and their clinicians through the provision and sharing of evidence-based practices, the implementation of progressive clinical training methodologies, and the completion of innovative research with an emphasis on translating theory to practice.
The Latino Media Arts & Studies Program’s mission is to support Latina and Latino students in the Moody College, to advance U.S. Latino film and media, journalism, and oral history production, and to foster scholarship and teaching on these topics.
Established in 1996, the Technology and Information Policy Institute’s mission is to advance communications technology by providing world-class expertise in researching policy options and conducting investigations regarding social and institutional interactions with new technologies.
The Aphasia Research and Treatment Lab seeks to improve understanding of how the brain supports speech and language processes and how targeted treatment programs may improve communication impairments caused by stroke or neurodegenerative disease.
The Communication in Adults Research Group is a consortium of three research labs involved in different aspects of communication in aging populations or individuals with neurological communication disorders.
New Agendas is a conference and book series held by the Moody College of Communication that brings together researchers from a diverse array of fields to tackle current issues in communication scholarship.
The mission of the Speech Production Laboratory is to understand speech production characteristics in languages and in acquisition in young children, in typical developmental circumstances and in circumstances where there is delay or disorder in achievement of expected developmental milestones.
The lab focuses on auditory processing of speech and non-speech sounds in a broad range of listeners including native and non-native English listeners, listeners with hearing impairment, and children with typical development and speech disorders.
The focus of the work at the HABLA lab is understanding how bilinguals organize and access their two language systems in an attempt to understand the nature of language breakdowns associated to language impairment.
Hearing Function Laboratory
The aim of the Hearing Function Lab is to understand the workings of typical and atypical hearing systems in order to characterize and track changes in hearing function over time.
Language Learning and Bilingualism Lab
The mission of the Language Learning and Bilingualism Lab is to understand how individual differences impact language and, specifically, vocabulary learning outcomes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.