Matthew Lombard

Matthew Lombard

Associate Professor

Globalization and Development Communication, M&C and Media Studies and Production

Tomlinson Theater, Room 220
1301 West Norris Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

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Matthew Lombard is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media Studies and Production 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


PhDCommunicationStanford University
BAPsychology/Administrative StudiesUniversity of California, Riverside