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.
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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.
Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life
The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life prepares future generations to become civic leaders through education, political engagement, community outreach and philanthropy. Students work alongside faculty on research projects to more deeply understand how the public, the media and elected officials communicate about politics and civic life.
Arthur M. Blank Center for Stuttering Education and Research
The Arthur M. Blank Center for Stuttering Education and Research is changing the world for people who stutter by providing innovative treatment at no cost to children, teens and adults around the globe; creating new knowledge to inform our understanding of stuttering and best treatment practices; and training future generation of speech-language pathologists.
Center for Advancing Teaching Excellence
The Center for Advancing Teaching Excellence, known as CATE, is dedicated to supporting quality teaching and promoting effective teaching practices within Moody College. The center provides instructional design support by helping faculty plan activities, design courses, promote innovation and create content to increase student engagement.
Center for Entertainment and Media Industries
The Center for Entertainment and Media Industries serves as a bridge between academia and industry, connecting students with media professionals, organizations and top researchers to position them at the forefront of ever-evolving industries and provide them with pivotal skills, experiences and connections.
Center for Health Communication
The Center for Health Communication is a joint academic center between Moody College and the Dell Medical School to advance health and wellbeing of people and communities through evidence-based health communication, research and practice.
Center for Media Engagement
The Center for Media Engagement strives to preserve the basic tenets of great journalism by sharing information that holds leaders accountable, creates thriving communities and builds a better society through conducting research, creating and distributing content and building collaborative relationships between academia and news organizations.
Center for Sports Communication & Media
The Center for Sports Communication & Media provides curriculum, programs and partnership opportunities to train students to become ethical, analytical and effective sports journalists and communicators.
Global Sustainability Leadership Institute
The Global Sustainability Leadership Institute is managed by the McCombs School of Business in partnership with the Moody College of Communication and provides curriculum and experiential learning opportunities for students to help them become leaders in their industries and develop solutions to today’s critical sustainability challenges through corporate sustainability, sustainable finance, impact innovation and infrastructure, and sustainability communications.
Institute for Media Innovation
The Institute for Media Innovation is a hub for research and design that provides research opportunities for students to better understand the social and behavioral implications of a rapidly evolving media and technology landscape. Students then work with designers, storytellers, researchers and engineers to shape solutions that will help build a more ethical, inclusive and equitable society.
Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is committed to strengthening journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean through its online courses, conferences and publications. The center offers high-quality, low-cost education to independent journalists in areas such as data visualization, social media analytics and news design to help elevate the standards of journalism in their countries.
Latino Media Arts & Studies Program
The Latino Media Arts and Studies (L-MAS) program provides education and events that support Latina and Latino student media makers, journalists and advertising professionals. The program aims to encourage Latino media studies scholarship and expand representation of Latinos in film, television, journalism, advertising, and public relations.
Nelson Center for Brand and Demand Analytics
The Nelson Center for Brand and Demand Analytics offers undergraduate and graduate training and research opportunities in brand and demand analytics for advertising and public relation students and students across UT. The center works alongside industry partners to help with job placement and to develop skills needed in today’s competitive workforce.
Technology and Information Policy Institute
The Technology & Information Policy Institute offers research opportunities to students and faculty to investigate the social impacts of digital media, growing concerns around disaster and risk and the implications of AI in the future of work. In addition to sponsoring educational programs and conferences, the institute shares its world-class expertise in hopes of increasing access to communication technologies, and thus vastly improve technology literacy, standards of living and innovation.
Texas Immersive Institute
The Texas Immersive Institute offers courses using the latest technologies to help students design immersive experiences that are intimate, interactive and experimental to engage audiences and build brands. The institute supports research to help understand how technology and emerging platforms can improve our daily lives and push boundaries to provoke actionable change.
Voces Oral History Center
The Voces Oral History Center serves a critical role in filling historical gaps by recording, preserving and disseminating the stories of Latinas and Latinos, weaving their perspectives into the historical narrative at the national, state and local levels.