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Welcome to the Texas Social Media Research Institute

The Texas Social Media Research Institute


We are pleased you are visiting the website of the new Texas Social Media Research Institute at Tarleton State University.
This institute is a cross-collaborative initiative consisting of faculty, staff, and students who are focused on social media in Texas.

Congratulations to our New Social Media Coaches - Spring 2015

A picture of the research board members and student leaders.

External Non-Profit Account: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (@FWMSH)

Team Leader/Content Generator: Head Coach Victoria Greer

Content Promotion: Coach Amanda Castillo-Hicks, Coach Randi Morgan

Research Team: Coach Sarahann Flores, Coach Katlyn Gast

External Account: Texas Social Media Research Institute (@FWMSH)

Team Leader/Content Generator: Coach Alexandra Farrington

Content Generation: Coach Amanda Castillo-Hicks, Coach Randi Morgan

Research Team: Coach/Graduate Student Diana Martinez, Coach Marisa Alvarez

If your non-profit organization or business would like to form a partnership with TSMRI for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters, please contact us: 254-307-8211 or


  • To provide support, training, and research focused on social media for K-12 education, government, higher education, businesses, and non-profit organizations.


  • To provide social media support and coverage for non-profit organizations and businesses (Texas and beyond).
  • To connect with practitioners to facilitate training sessions for faculty, businesses, and non-profit organizations.
  • To publish and present communication technology and social media research on the local, regional, and national levels.
  • To provide research experience for undergraduate students at Tarleton State University.
  • To serve as a resource for faculty and staff (across the nation) who are interested in conducting research on communication technology and social media.

TSMRI Board Members

Faculty/Staff Research Fellowship Opportunities - Application

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Internship - Application

Current interns can be reached at

Fall 2011 TSMRI interns        Spring 2012 interns       TSMRI interns at the 2012 conference