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         & Chair

Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., is a Professor and Chair in the Baylor University Department of Journalism, Public Relations and New Media. She joined the Baylor family in 1998 as a graduate student, then in 2001 as an adjunct faculty member. She has maintained an active research portfolio in addition to her teaching and leadership roles. 

Dr. Moody-Ramirez's research emphasizes media framing of people of color, women and political candidates, the pros and cons of social media in political campaigns and she has examined how historical stereotypes are found in social media platforms. 

The author or co-author of four books, Dr. Moody-Ramirez has also been widely published in a variety of academic and industry journals and. She was honored with the 2021 Baylor Cornelia Smith Outstanding Professor Award; the Baylor 2019 Outstanding Newsmaker Award; the AEJMC Outstanding Woman in Journalism award in 2019, and the AEJMC Lionel Barrow Jr. Award for Distinguished Achievement in Diversity Research and Education. 

Her undergraduate degree is in journalism from Texas A&M. She has two master's degrees from Baylor University and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.


She is the proud mother of three children, Heidi, Tim and Bill, and wife of Augustine Ramirez.  

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