Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez joined Baylor University’s Department of Journalism, PR & New Media in 2001 as a lecturer. Today, she is a Professor and Chair. Moody-Ramirez specializes in new media portrayals of women, people of color and politicians. She teaches PR and media research theory and methods courses. She is the co-author of The Obamas and Mass Media: Race, Gender, Religion, and Politics with Dr. Jannette Dates (2013); and the author of Black and Mainstream Press’ Framing of Racial Profiling: A Historical Perspective (2009). She earned her Ph.D. in journalism from the University of Texas in 2006; a M.A. in journalism from Baylor University in 2001; a MS.Ed. in educational psychology from Baylor University in 1998; and a B.A. in Journalism from Texas A&M University in 1990. 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 also editor and publisher of Elegant Woman Magazine from 2000 to 2004. Moody-Ramirez is active in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and the 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.