Welcome to TIPI

Our Institute

The Technology and Information Policy Institute was established in May 1996 and provides world-class expertise in researching the social impact of new communications technologies and media forms like immersive media, virtual reality, social media, and digital games. Our work within the Moody College of Communication drives innovative approaches and research on pertinent topics like Big Data Visualization, the Digital Divide, Broadband for All, and Smart Technology Transfer locally, regionally and internationally. TIPI has a 10-year funded research agenda with the Portuguese government to strengthen, build and innovate their digital media needs. We serve as a bridge for bringing both faculty and students to engage in research, teaching and outreach

Connections to Moody and the wider UT community

TIPI is one of the oldest institutions within the college. Faculty members engaging in research within TIPI come from a variety of schools and colleges within UT. This diversity and reach allows us to engage in research grants and projects from a wide perspective.

  • Radio-Television and Film
  • Health Communications
  • Knight Center for Journalism
  • School of Information
  • LBJ School of Public Affairs
  • College of Fine Arts

Getting involved with the Institute

We are supported by an endowment fund from the Moody grant as well as various other grants and projects both regionally and nationally. In order to continue our important work in such areas such as digital inclusion and broadband access for all, we welcome your support both in-kind and financial. Please contact Trish Morrison for more information about opportunities.

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Who’s who

We're a busy institute and our core team includes:

Director: Dr. Sharon Strover

Senior Program Coordinator: Trish Morrison

Financial Manager: Gloria Holder