Jessica R. Collier is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Mississippi State University. Her research investigates how digital technologies, partisan biases, and (mis)information influence political attitudes and behaviors. Her work has been published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, International Journal of Communication, Digital Journalism, among others.
Prior to joining the faculty at Mississippi State, Dr. Collier completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Center for Media Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin. At UT-Austin, she also received her Ph.D. in Communication Studies, with a focus on political communication. She holds an M.A. in Mass Communication from UNC-Chapel Hill and B.A. degrees in Psychology and Government from the University of Virginia.