Texas Tech University

Asheley R Landrum, Member

Assistant Professor
College of Media & Communications

Email: asheley.landrum@ttu.edu

Asheley R. Landrum, PhD, is a psychologist and assistant professor of science communication in the College of Media & Communication (CoMC) at Texas Tech University. Prior to this, she was the Howard Deshong Postdoctoral Fellow in the Science of Science Communication at the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a Master's in Applied Cognition & Neuroscience and PhD in Psychological Sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas.  

Dr. Landrum is the Principal Investigator of the Science Communication and Cognition Lab. Her lab examines social cognitive factors that influence public understanding and perception of science, health, and emerging technologies, and how these factors develop and across the lifespan. Understanding these factors is critical for strategic science communication. Dr. Landrum is currently working on two collaborative projects in the area of science engagement and advancing informal STEM learning. One project is with KQED (in Northern California). This project aims to understand the role of science identity in millennial engagement with and interest in science media and develop strategies, based on this information, to increase positive engagement and learning with science content, with a special focus on those who are underrepresented in STEM fields.
Dr. Asheley R. Landrum