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Jensen Moore

Assistant Professor

Office: Gaylord Hall 3509

Areas of Specialization

  • Digital Media
  • Health Communication
  • Crisis Communication

Research Highlights

Dr. Moore's current research focuses on how individuals grieve using social networking sites. This line of research examines personal loss, grief following natural disasters (tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, etc.) and grief following man-made disasters (mass shootings, bombings, etc.)


Jensen Moore teaches courses in public relations at the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Oklahoma. She is the current Head of the Mass Communication and Society Division of AEJMC (2015-2016). 

Moore previously worked at LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication where she taught courses in strategic communication, served as Faculty Adviser for PRSSA at LSU, imPRint Communications, and the Manship Bateman Team.  Prior to LSU Moore was the director of online undergraduate programs for the P.I. Reed School of Journalism at WVU. She created two new minors (Health Promotion & Media Entrepreneurship), helped develop 10 new courses, re-developed 16 courses and supervised 40+ adjunct faculty teaching the 90+ online courses that ran each year (2009-2011). 

Moore’s primary research interests are at the intersection of social media, health communication and crisis communication. Additionally, her scholarly work examines online learning in journalism and mass communication. To date, Moore has published more than 20 journal articles, book chapters and refereed proceedings and presented more than 40 papers at research conferences.

Moore's sports communication experience included full-time work for the Grand Rapids Hoops Professional Basketball Team (public relations director and media relations director). In addition, Moore worked full-time (community relations director and advertising executive) for the St. Paul Saints Professional Baseball Team. 

Moore received her doctorate in Journalism (Missouri School of Journalism) and her Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication (University of Minnesota). Moore earned three bachelor's degrees from Black Hills State University in South Dakota: business administration, marketing, and mass communication with dual emphases in journalism and public relations. She also received a minor in psychology.