Discoveries for innovation
The Moody College research mission is sparked by a curiosity to seek answers to questions that have not even been asked yet. Faculty and students work together to make discoveries that reveal patterns of human potential and expose possibilities for growth, innovation and collaboration across multiple disciplines.
Faculty members are thought leaders in their respective fields of expertise.
Research by School or Department
Research at the Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations actively pursues issues of professional and academic importance. From social media fatigue to the psychology of effective advertising, health and crisis communication to cultural and ethical norms across messaging platforms, faculty and students engage in purposeful study to increase knowledge breadth and depth.
The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences investigates new ways to expand the mind’s potential to formulate, absorb and express ideas. These discoveries improve understanding and inspire innovative treatment for speech, language and hearing challenges throughout the entire lifespan of human development.
Communication Studies seeks to understand communication and improve its practice in a variety of relationships. Research focuses include: 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.
The School of Journalism promotes and practices innovative research in response to a rapidly evolving digital environment. This scholarly journalistic approach examines society and social change and how various media are being used to affect both.
The Department of Radio-Television-Film promotes a scholarly focus on the cultural, social, economic, policy, technological, political and discursive settings in which communication systems, industries, texts and audiences exist and operate. Production faculty also maintain creative activity as working directors, writers, producers, editors, cinematographers, composers and sound designers.
Centers and Institutes
Moody College houses a number of centers and institutes that foster collaboration across disciplines, offer research and study opportunities to faculty and students and encourage research in a focused area or topic.