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Matthew Lombard Associate ProfessorSchool of Media and CommunicationMedia Studies and Production
Work Room 220 Tomlinson Hall Main Campus
Work Phone: 215-204-7182 Work Fax: 215-204-5402

Biographical Information

Matthew Lombard is an Associate Professor in the Department of Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media and a faculty member in the Mass Media & Communication doctoral program. He teaches introductory and advanced courses in media theory and research methodology, with emphases on survey, experimental and content analytic methods and statistical analysis. His research centers on individuals’ psychological and physiological processing of media presentations and experiences, with particular focus on the concept of (tele)presence, the illusion of being in and/or with people in a mediated environment. His work has appeared in journals including Human Communication Research, Communication Research, Journal of Communication, Behaviour & Information Technology, and Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. He co-founded and is president of the International Society for Presence Research (ISPR; For more detailed information please visit

Studies and Expertise

Stanford University, Communication, PhD

University of California, Riverside, Psychology/Administrative Studies, BA

Categories: Media Studies and Production
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