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Nick Bowman, Ph.D

December 01, 2019

CoMC Faculty Receives Fulbright Award to Research VR/AR in Taiwan

Nick Bowman, Ph.D., an associate professor of journalism & creative media industries in Texas Tech University's College of Media & Communication, has been awarded funding from the U.S. Fulbright Program to travel to Taiwan to engage in further research on the subject of video games and interactivity.

College of Media & Communication Office of Graduate Studies

October 31, 2019

CoMC Graduate Student Assistantships

The College of Media & Communication offers a variety of graduate student assistantship opportunities for students in our master’s and doctoral programs. In addition to tuition fee waivers and monthly stipends, graduate students on assistantships receive quality experience that can help prepare them for careers as communication professionals, researchers and educators.

Eric Rasmussen, Ph.D.

October 23, 2019

Professors Analyze Social Media's Impact on Mental Health in Emerging Adults

In the last decade, the popularity of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat has skyrocketed. Eric Rasmussen, an associate professor and director of the doctoral program in Texas Tech University's College of Media & Communication, led a team of researchers on a study to see what about social-media use impacts emerging adults' mental well-being.

Erik Bucy, Ph.D.

October 14, 2019

CoMC Regents Professor Studies News Knowledge's Impact on Digital Disinformation

With so much information floating around, it's hard for users to sort through it all and know what is credible and what is not. According to new research by Erik Bucy, the Marshall and Sharleen Formby Regents Professor of Strategic Communication in the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University, a certain level of procedural news knowledge – background information about how mainstream media operate – helps users sort legitimate content from disinformation.