Whether we're focused on human-centered research, media research, games for entertainment and learning or documentary filmmaking – our faculty and students strive to make a difference and empower individuals.
Researchers in MSU's Health and Risk Communication Center are using communication modeling and analysis of social media to examine the dynamic relationships between social norms, emotions and COVID-19 risk reduction behaviors, using social media data and self-report surveys.Read more
We have dedicated labs researching learning games, social science and technology, as well as a center focused on political and social issues related to media, communication and information policy.
Professor Thorson joined the College of Communication Arts faculty at MSU in fall, 2016. Prior, she was Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, and Research Director of the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. Thorson holds the Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Minnesota, and attended undergraduate school at Macalester College.