Texas Tech University

Alexander Moe

Alexander Moe

Doctoral Student & Graduate Part Time Instructor - Communication Studies

M.A., Communication, Technology, & Society, Clemson University (2012 - 2014)
B.A. Double major in Communication studies (media production emphasis), and Political Science, California Lutheran University (2007 - 2011)

Office: 704
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 - 11am, and by appointment



A native of Oslo, Norway, Alexander's research draws broadly on the effect of information and perceptions, specifically in the realm of news media. Alexander is also interested in comparative and cross cultural journalism research. Through his scholarly inquiry he treats the realm of sports as a microcosm in exploring social and political issues. Alexander currently serves as the Graduate Student Liaison for the Sports Communication Interest Group with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

Courses Taught:

  • Mass Communication Research Methods (MCOM 3380)
  • Professional Communication (MCOM 2310)


  • Moe, A., Provencher, J., & Holland, D. (2016, November). Twisted metal: Media Portrayals of safety in Formula One Racing. Paper presented at the 6th Annual Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Research Conference, Lubbock, TX.
  • Luo, Y., Burley, H., Moe, A., & Sui, M. (2016, August). A meta-analysis of news media's agenda-setting effects, 1972-2015. Top theory and top faculty paper presented in the Communication, Theory, & Methodology (CT&M) at the annual conference of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Cummins, R.G., Berke, C., & Moe, A. (2016, February). The Influence of Visual versus Aural Cues within Olympic Soccer Broadcasts on Mediated Intra-Audience Effects. Paper presented at the Sports Media Consortium: Atlanta, 20 Years Later: Lessons in Sports Media from the Last American Summer Olympic Games, Atlanta, GA.
  • Moe, A. (2015, November). Banging Heads: Media Portrayals of Injuries in Professional Football Before and After the Death of Mike Webster. Paper presented at the Seventh International Research Conference for Graduate Students, San Marcos, TX.
  • Moe, A. (2014, April). A Health Perspective on the NFL's Concussion Crisis: Exploring Public Conversations Using Social Media Listening Technology. Poster presented at the biannual Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, Lexington, KY.

Leadership / Awards:

  • AT&T Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship with the Texas Tech Graduate School
  • Helen DeVitt-Jones Endowed Graduate Fellowship for the College of Media & Communication
  • Top theory, and top faculty paper, awarded by the Communication, Theory and Methodology (CT&M) division with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, in Minneapolis, MN
  • All-Conference Academic Team (2010), Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), Intercollegiate Football (NCAA), California Lutheran University


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