Research Facilities

Temple’s urban setting in the nation’s fourth largest media market makes the Advertising Major an ideal center for cutting-edge research and creative work. Academic and artistic exchanges occur across disciplines here, and our talented professors and inquisitive students explore the role of communication in public life.

You’ll be able to work alone, with other students and with faculty on numerous scholarly and creative projects, conducting research, presenting at conferences and submitting to journals. Travel and research funding is available to help support your work.

Faculty Research

Advertising Major faculty are dedicated to your progress as a scholar, offering suggestions and discussing your intellectual and research interests and goals to help you succeed. Students have opportunities to develop creative work alongside award-winning faculty and staff who have extensive professional backgrounds.

Program Achievements

Among the many awards and acknowledgements earned by our faculty and doctoral program students during recent years are the following.

  • Outstanding Book Award
    International Communication Association

  • Outstanding Book Award, Global Communication and Social Change Division
    International Communication Association

  • Outstanding Book Award, Popular Communication Division
    International Communication Association

  • Tom Patterson Best Dissertation Award
    American Political Science Association

  • Top Paper Award, Mass Communication Division
    National Communication Association

  • Top Paper Award, Magazine Division
    ​Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication


Program faculty hold the following leadership positions.

  • Editor-in-chief
    Journal of Communication

  • Chair, Popular Communication Division
    International Communication Association

  • Vice chair, Mass Communication Division
    International Communication Association

  • Chair, Scholarly Review Committee
    International Association for Media and Communication Research

Faculty Research News

Learn more about research initiatives across Temple’s various campuses and programs.

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Kathy Mueller

Associate Professor, KLN

Klein Professor Kathy Mueller utilizes her years of experience as an art director and designer to create unique, real-world learning opportunities for her students. During the height of COVID-19, she developed a final project for her Art Direction I class centered around the pandemic. Researched and created from scratch, Mueller’s project involved designing mock crisis brand campaigns for existing companies to show the role art directors play in shaping public perception.

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Devon Powers

Associate Professor, KLN

Klein Professor Devon Powers has spent years studying and writing about consumer, historical and popular culture. Her latest book, On Trend: The Business of Forecasting the Future, was selected as one of the Choice Outstanding Academic Titles for 2020. She brings her passion for cultural trends and expertise in branding to her students at Temple.

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Research Funding

In 2016, the National Science Foundation placed Temple University among the top 100 in terms of research expenditures, which amounted to $242 million. Learn more about the university’s research support efforts.