Texas Tech University

Alexander Moe

Doctoral Student & Graduate Part Time Instructor
Communication Studies

Email: alexander.moe@ttu.edu

Office: 704

Office Hours:
 Summer 2017 - Tuesday, Thursday 9:00am - 10:30am, and by appointment

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)

Alexander Moe - CV

Alexander Moe


My scholarly agenda focuses on media processes and effects research, new communication technologies/social media, using research to draw on, and gain further understanding surrounding perception formation pertaining to the intersection where sports meets health.

My developing research program is further connected by three primary concerns: (1) how various forms of presentational format of the media play in forming perceptions about issues associated with sports is regarded in the current age; (2) how new communication technologies/social media interact with concerning issues surrounding sports and health, and how issues in sports influence societal and political discourse; and (3) how scholars, specifically those researching aspects pertaining to sports communication, can best utilize the variety of research methods.

Courses Taught:

  • Visual Communications (EMC 3308)
  • Mass Communication Research Methods (MCOM 3380)
  • Professional Communication (MCOM 2310)


  • Luo, Y., Burley, H., Moe, A., & Sui, M. (Revised and resubmitted). A meta-analysis of news media's agenda-setting effects, 1972-2015. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.
  • Moe. A., Gerdes, J., Provencher, J., & Gomez, E. (2017, August). Online conversations during an emergent health threat: A thematic analysis of tweets during Zika virus outbreak. Paper accepted to the meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.
  • Moe, A., Holland, D., & Cummins, R.G. (2017, March). Inside the octagon: Perceptions of violence in Mixed Martial Arts as a result of commentary style. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Association for Communication & Sport: 10th Summit on Communication and Sport, Phoenix, AZ.
  • 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 meeting of 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