Kyle Moody

Communications Media School of Arts and Sciences
Photograph of Dr. Kyle Moody
978.665.3351 Office: Conlon Hall 316
Office Hours

Mondays 12:30 PM -2:00 PM
Wednesdays 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Courses Taught

Message Design (COMM 1120)
History of Interactive Media (COMM 2003)
Introduction to Social Media (COMM 2005)
History of Television (COMM 2420)
Introduction to Professional Communication (COMM 3010)
Social Media Campaigns (COMM 3025)
Document Design (COMM 3470)
Human Communication (COMM 4200)
Elements of Game Design (GAME 2000)
New and Emerging Media (COMM 7006)
Social Media Theory (COMM 7018)
Social Media Marketing (COMM 8114)
Integrated Social Media (COMM 8021)


  • Ph.D., The University of Iowa (Journalism & Mass Communication)
  • M.A., Miami University (Mass Communication)
  • B.S., Western Kentucky University (Business Administration)

Dr. Moody is working with a team of university faculty members and graduate students on a project that explores how people are locating information and assessing news channel credibility during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using both quantitative and qualitative methods, the team is collecting data about the role that social media plays in shaping the public's understanding of the virus and science.

Dr. Moody is also working with a number of faculty across campus to write grants that support the development of a new Digital Media Innovation curriculum for Fitchburg State University. Once developed, this curriculum will offer new opportunities for undergraduate students to work on digital research projects both in the classroom and in the wider community for businesses and philanthropic organizations.

Dr. Moody is researching and writing about the impact of fake news and false information narratives on various elements of popular culture, with particular focus on video games and social media communities. He is developing several journal articles about this topic.

Moody, Kyle and Nicholas Yanes (Eds.). 2021. Hannibal for Dinner: Essays on America’s Favorite Cannibal on Television. McFarland Press.

Rivera-Hernandez, Maricruz, Kristy L. Blackwood, Marquisele Mercedes, & Kyle Moody. “Seniors Don’t Use Medicare.Gov: How Do Eligible Beneficiaries Obtain Information About Medicare Advantage Plans in the United States?BMC Health Services Research, February 15, 2021.

Anderson, Jenn and Kyle Moody. Stigmas and Filter Bubbles: How the Russian Misinformation Campaign in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Campaign Links to Stigma Communication.” Iowa Journal of Communication. Fall 2020, Volume 52, Issue 2, p.31-47.

Sylvia IV, J.J. and Kyle Moody. 2019. “False Information Narratives:The IRA’s 2016 Presidential Election Facebook Campaign.” In Chiluwa, Innocent and Sergei Samoilenko (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Deception, Fake News and  Misinformation Online.

Kyle Moody, “The End of the Dream: How Grand Theft Auto V Simulates and Subverts Its Male Player-Character Dynamics.” 2018. In Taylor, Nicholas and Gerald Voorhees (Eds.), Masculinities in Play. Springer Link.

  • Popular Culture Association (PCA)
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)
  • Eastern Communication Association (ECA) Member
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
  • Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA)