Richard Huskey

Richard Huskey Portrait

Position Title
Assistant Professor of Communication

1 Shields Avenue, Davis CA 95616


  • Ph.D., Communication, Emphasis in Cognitive Science, University of California Santa Barbara, 2016
  • M.A., Communication, University of California Santa Barbara, 2014
  • B.S. Business Administration, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, 2006


Richard Huskey (PhD, University of California Santa Barbara) is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and the Cognitive Science Program at the University of California Davis. Dr. Huskey is the principal investigator in the Cognitive Communication Science Lab, a researcher in the Computational Communication Research Lab, an affiliated faculty member at the Center for Mind and Brain, an affiliated faculty member in the Designated Emphasis in Computational Social Science, and Vice Chair of the International Communication Association Communication Science and Biology interest group.

Research Focus

Dr. Huskey studies how motivation influences the attitudes people hold, and the behaviors they adopt. He researches these questions using a variety of methodological techniques including: functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), computational methods, and lab-based experiments. To learn more about Dr. Huskey, and his research, visit the Cognitive Communication Science Lab website, or download his latest CV.