Travis Loof

Travis Loof

Assistant Professor


Al Neuharth Media Center

Phone: (605) 677-5477



  • Ph D, Media and Communication, Texas Tech , 2017
  • MA, Communication Studies , University of South Dakota , 2014
  • BA, Communication Studies , University of South Dakota , 2011


Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Keene, Justin R., Clayton, Russell B., Berke, Collin K., Loof, Travis, and Bolls, Paul D.. On the Use of Beats-Per-Minute and Interbeat Interval in the Analysis of Cardiac Responses to Mediated Messages, 265-274. Vol. 34, Iss. 3. Communication Research Reports, 2017. (DOI: 10.1080/08824096.2017.1334640)
  • Loof, Travis. A Narrative Criticism of Lifestyle Reality Programs, 167-178. Vol. 1, Iss. 1. Journal of Media Critiques, 2015. (DOI: 10.17349/jmc115209)
  • Semmler, Shane, Loof, Travis, and Berke, Collin. The Influence of Audio-Only Character Narration on Character and Narrative Engagement, 63-72. Vol. 32, Iss. 1. Communication Research Reports, 2015. (DOI: 10.1080/08824096.2014.989976)
  • Rasmussen, Eric E., Keene, Justin R., Berke, Collin K., Densley, Rebecca L., and Loof, Travis. Explaining parental coviewing: The role of social facilitation and arousal, 1-20. Communication Monographs. (DOI: 10.1080/03637751.2016.1259532)

Awards and Honors:

  • Top Paper Award, Midwinter Conference for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2017
  • Top Research Paper, Broadcaster Education Association Conference, Research Division, 2017
  • Top Faculty Paper Award, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Mass Communication and Society, 2016
  • Top Student Paper Award, Broadcaster Education Association Conference, Sports Division, 2016