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Gary B. Wilcox

Gary Wilcox

John A. Beck Centennial Professor in Communication.

Ph.D., Michigan State University (Mass Media)

M.A., The University of Texas at Austin (Communication)

B.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin (Marketing)


Dr. Wilcox holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University and two degrees from UT Austin. He joined the department in 1981. His most recent interests include unstructured data analysis, social media analytic models and advertising's effects on alcohol products and brands. His publications include one book, several book chapters, and articles that have appeared in the International Journal of Advertising, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Digital and Social Media Marketing, Journal of Food Products Marketing, and Marketing Management Journal among others. 

Professional Interests

Dr. Wilcox served as Chair of the Department of Advertising from 1990 until 1998 and has served as Director of Graduate Programs in Advertising since 1998. He was the recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Adviser Award from UT Austin, and his work as Graduate Adviser at UT was featured in the U.S. News and World Report magazine.  Dr. Wilcox is currently an Associated Faculty in the Department of Statistics & Data Sciences at UT Austin. For more information, you can download a copy of Professor Wilcox's resume (Acrobat PDF format). 

Professor Wilcox has a wide range of teaching experience including Principles of Advertising, Interactive Communication, Strategic Advertising Principles, Integrated Communication Campaigns, Introduction to Advertising and Integrated Brand Promotion for Ad and PR majors and, most recently, Social Media.

Personal Background

Professor Wilcox worked as a musician and photographer prior to entering the world of academia.

How to Reach Dr. Wilcox

Mailing Address:

The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Advertising
1 University Station A1200
Austin, TX 78712

Campus Office:

Belo Center for New Media 4.334

Phone: 512-471-0917 (direct line)
Fax: 512-232-9567