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Aug 2013Present

Associate Professor

Baylor University

Graduate Program Director

Aug 2007Aug 2013

Assistant Professor

Baylor University
Aug 2001Aug 2007


Baylor University 


Waco Tribune Herald


Waco Tribune-Herald / Waco Today




The University of Texas at Austin


Baylor University


Baylor University


Texas A&M University


Media Positions
Publisher, For' Seasons Magazine & Elegant Woman Magazine               1997-2001   Managing Editor, Stevens Publishing                                                             1997-1999   Reporter, Waco Tribune-Herald                                                                        1990-1997   Intern, Bryan-College Station Eagle                                                                 1989-1990  
Courses: Baylor University   JOU 2303: Reporting and Writing for Mass Media   JOU 4371: Public Relations Programming   JOU 4V50: Women and Minorities in Mass Media   JOU: Research Methods (graduate course)   Seminar in Law and Media Ethics   University of Texas (teaching assistant/lecturer)   Journalism 312 Introductory News Writing   Sabbaticals   2009 sabbatical to work on book.
Enrichment and Professional Development
  Participant, “Awakening the Digital Imagination,” a New Media Faculty-Staff Development Seminar for Spring, 2011   Participant, OVPR Proposal Development Workshop, Jan. 6, 2011   Participant, Baylor University Summer Faculty Institute, 2008   Participant, Seven Habits of Highly Successful Professors, 2008
Grants Received
  Institute for Oral History Faculty Fellowship Award 2011-2012. Proposal: The Jasper dragging Incident - 10 Years Later. Amount. Awarded: $2,000   Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement (URSA) Small Grant recipient Nov. 14, 2007. Proposal: An Analysis of Negativity in the News Releases of 2008 Primary Presidential Candidates. Amount awarded: $2,236   University Research Committee Small Grant recipient. August 1-May 30, 2008. Proposal: The impact of a short course on media technology on attitudes towards technology and media in at-risk female youth. Amount awarded:$2,700  


Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez is an associate professor of Journalism, PR & New Media and the director of American Studies at Baylor University. She is the co-author of The Obamas and Mass Media: Race, Gender, Religion, and Politics with Dr. Jannette Dates (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). She is also the author of Black and Mainstream Press’ Framing of Racial Profiling: A Historical Perspective (University Press of America, 2009).

The professor teaches PR and media research theory and methods courses. She specializes in new media portrayals of women and people of color. Her recent papers focus on the effects of the James Byrd Jr. dragging death on Jasper, Facebook hate groups, stereotypes of President Barack and Michelle Obama, male and female rappers’ differing views on the “independent woman,” and coverage of missing women.

She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas, two master's degrees from Baylor University and a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University.

The Bryan native served as a staff writer and columnist for the lifestyle section of the Waco Tribune-Herald from 1990 to 1997, and was a general assignment reporter and intern at the Bryan-College Station Eagle in 1988-1990. She was editor and publisher of “FOR" Seasons Magazine and Elegant Woman Magazine.

Moody-Ramírez has been featured in reports by HuffPost Live, NPR, Boston Globe, MSNBC and CBS Dallas/Fort Worth magazine.

She is active in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and International Communication Association (ICA). She was appointed to the 2013-2014 AEJMC Strategic Plan Implementation Committee and the 2013-14 AEJMC Equity & Diversity Award Advisory Committee.

She is the proud wife of Augustine Ramirez and mother of Heidi, Timothy and William.
For more information, please visit her website:


New media framing of people of color, women and political candidates.



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