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

Moody College Research

Moody College is home to premier scholars from around the world. They find innovative ways of introducing undergraduate and graduate students to research so that they can make the breakthroughs of tomorrow. The College also houses leading research labs and centers that conduct original research in various communication fields and provide training opportunities for students. Learn more about the wide variety of research being conducted throughout the College.

Reese AEJMC Award Thumbnail

Research Honors

Stephen Reese awarded AEJMC’s
Deutschmann Award for Excellence in Research

Atkinson Green Thumb

Green Activism

Scholar examines climate change and sustainability
campaigns in top academic publication

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.

Lang Stuttering Institute Participant

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.

Hearing Lab

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.

speech production

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.

language learning

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.

New Agendas Books - College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin

New Agendas Conference

New Agendas is a conference 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.

Moody College Research Centers & Institutes

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

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.

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.

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.

Speech and Hearing Center

The Speech and Hearing Center provides services to individuals with communication problems and serves as a training site for students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Technology Information and Policy Institute

Technology and Information 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.

Center for Sports Communication & Media

The Center for Sports Communication & Media (CSCM) brings together interests in the instruction, practice, and scholarship of sports journalism, broadcasting, media production, and human communication. It serves the mission of the Moody College of Communication and The University of Texas at Austin through its commitment to the highest quality of teaching, research, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Wofford Denius UTLA Center for Entertainment & Media Studies

Breaking into the entertainment business comes with its own set of challenges and opportunities. The Wofford Denius UTLA Center for Entertainment and Media Studies offers a unique opportunity for students who are serious about exploring academic and professional interests related to the entertainment industry.

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.

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.