Moody College Centers and Institutes


Centers & Institutes
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.

Centers and Institutes

Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life

Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life

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.

Center for Health Communication

Center for Health Communication

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.


Center for Media Engagement

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.

Texas Program in Sports & Media

Center for Sports Communication and Media

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.

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas

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.

Institute for Media Innovation

Institute for Media Innovation

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.

Lang Stuttering Institute Participant

Lang Stuttering Institute

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.

Latino-a Filmmakers

Latino Media Arts & Studies Program

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.

Technology and Information Policy Institute

Technology Information and Policy Institute

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.

Faculty Research & Labs

Aphasia Lab

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.

Behavioral Science Lab

The Behavioral Science Lab houses a suite of versatile, state-of-the-art experimental rooms and lab spaces.

Dr. Jennifer and Emanuel Bodner Developmental Stuttering Laboratory

The mission of the Bodner Lab is to help persons who stutter, family members of persons who stutter, and professionals who work with persons who stutter.

Communication in Adults Research Group

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

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.

Speech Production Laboratory

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.

Speech Psychophysics Lab

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.

Human Abilities in Bilingual Language Acquisition (HABLA) Lab

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.

Voces Oral History Project

The Voces Oral History Project documents and creates a better awareness of the contributions of U.S. Latinos and Latinas of the WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War generations.