I serve as Co-Director (in collaboration with Dr. Mina Tsay-Vogel) of the Communication Research Center (CRC) at Boston University.

About the CRC

Research is an integral part of faculty activities in the College of Communication at Boston University. Researchers at COM use the most advanced theory and methods to examine communication phenomena. Addressing both theoretical and applied problems and their intersection from quantitative and qualitative perspectives, faculty engage in the most cutting-edge developments in communication research that provide an extraordinarily fertile ground for innovation and science.

The Communication Research Center (CRC) was established in 1959 and reorganized in 1994. The CRC pioneered the use of television as a research tool, conducting systematic analyses on the effects of television on children and measuring political opinions and voting intentions. This early beginning led the CRC to develop a specialty in survey research methodology. Today, the CRC has 30 research fellows who employ a variety of tools to examine issues related to media effects, media studies, emerging media, political communication, public relations, popular culture and adolescents, international communication, communication law, human-computer interaction, and health communication.

The Spring 2017 CRC Newsletter includes news about facility and technology updates, distinguished lectures and colloquium talks, upcoming presentations, and publications among the CRC research fellows.