The University of Texas Pan-American

Hauser Communication Research Lab

At the Hauser Communication Research Lab, you can:

  • Practice a presentation
  • Reduce stage fright
  • Get constructive criticism
  • Receive a digitally recorded copy of your presentation
  • Conduct research using our observation equipment

The Hauser Communication Research Lab, located in the Arts and Humanities Building (ARHU) 172, is a speech lab committed to enhancing the oral communication skills of students, faculty, and staff via one-on-one work with trained Department of Communication speech coaches. We offer communication consulting in Speech and Interviewing. Furthermore, we offer use of the lab facility to conduct research using our high-tech observation room.


We encourage presenters to practice their oral presentations in front of a trained speech coach. At the Hauser Communication Research Lab, our speech coaches assist in enhancing presentations by assessing organization and delivery, and providing constructive feedback on articulation, eloquence, and style.


We offer career development services for members of the university community in need of assistance for upcoming employment interviews. Our speech coaches are trained to conduct mock-interviews as well as provide feedback on general resumes and cover letters.


Faculty and students of all disciplines are welcome to conduct different types of research in the lab. The lab is equipped with HD quality cameras, six ceiling microphones that have the ability to capture naturally occurring conversations, a two-way mirror for observations, a digital wall projector, and dry-erase white boards. The lab is equipped with technology to allow for digital recordings of all appointments. Each visitor will receive a recorded copy of their presentation, mock-interview, or research.

Daniella Sitting

1201 W. University Drive Edinburg, TX 78539-2999
956/665-UTPA  1-866-441-UTPA
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