Texas Tech University

Eric E Rasmussen

Assistant Professor
Public Relations

Email: eric.rasmussen@ttu.edu

Phone: +1.806.834.6870

Office: 415

Office Hours: T/Th, 1-3:30PM

Web: https://childrenandmediaman.com/

View Full CV

Ph.D. The Ohio State University

Eric E. Rasmussen

Classes Taught:

  • Graduate Seminar: Children and Media
  • Graduate Seminar: Communication Theory
  • Public Relations Graphics & Production
  • Principles of Public Relations
  • Public Relations Writing
  • History of Communication
  • Mass Communication Theory


Dr. Rasmussen's research focuses on children and media. He is specifically interested in parental mediation and why/how parent-child conversations about the media influence children at different developmental stages in various ways. Dr. Rasmussen has authored or co-authored articles that have appeared in some of the top academic journals in the fields of communication and child development, such as Journal of Communication, Human Communication Research, Journal of Children and Media, Media Psychology, Child Development, and Developmental Psychology, among others. His research has also been presented at conferences for the Society for Research in Child Development, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, International Communication Association, and International Public Relations Research Conference.


Dr. Rasmussen has worked professionally in various public relations settings, including corporate, agency, non-profit, education, and small business. He previously taught communications courses at The Ohio State University and Brigham Young University. He is also the author of childrenandmediaman.com.

Leadership / Awards:

Dr. Rasmussen received the 2016 Outstanding Researcher of the Year Award (Barnie Rushing Jr., Faculty Distinguished Research Award) from the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University. He also received the Walter B. Emery Junior Researcher of the Year Award at The Ohio State University. He is also Fellow for the Institute for Inclusive Excellence at Texas Tech University, a member of the Texas Tech University Transdisciplinary Research Academy, and is a member of the Dean's Leadership Academy in the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University.