Texas Tech University

Jerod W. Foster

Associate Professor of Practice and CMI Degree Program Coordinator
Journalism & Creative Media Industries

Email: jerod.w.foster@ttu.edu

Phone: +1.806.834.3693

Ph.D. Texas Tech University, 2013

Jerod W. Foster


Jerod Foster is a Texas-based travel and conservation photographer. Drawn to telling stories of the relationship between humans and the natural world, his clients include The Nature Conservancy, Texas Highways, Texas Parks & Wildlife, The New York Times, The Texas Tribune, The Bullock Texas State History Museum, The City of Pecos, and The Village of Ruidoso, New Mexico, among many others.


He is the author of six Peachpit books and one Rocky Nook book on photography, including Storytellers: A Photographer's Guide to Developing Themes and Creating Stories with Pictures. His most recent collaboration with poet John Poch, Between Two Rivers: Photography and Poems Between the Brazos and the Rio Grande, published in Spring 2019, and celebrates the land and waterways between northern New Mexico and the Texas Gulf Coast.

Teaching Focus

  • CMI 4313: Adventure Media
  • PHOT 4300: Field Photography (Junction Maymester)
  • PHOT 4301: Travel and Cultural Photography (Study Abroad)
  • CMI 3380: Portfolio and Professional Development
  • PHOT 3310: Photography I
  • MCOM 2301: Visual Storytelling