Tracy Proulx

  • Associate Teaching Professor
  • Communication Studies
  • Phone: 401.874.2955
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  • Office Location: Davis Hall, Rm 402


Tracy Proulx has an M.A. in Communication Studies and a B.A. in Mass Communication. Prior to teaching at URI, she worked for five years in television production. She worked as a camera operator, instant replay operator, and technical director for NCAA basketball and minor league hockey. She also edited, directed, and produced for live shows and taped programs.

She has won regional, national, and international awards as a television producer. She also worked as a reporter and photojournalist for six years. She covered the September 11 attacks in New York and The Station Fire in Rhode Island. She was a member of the staff that won the 2004 RIJA award for Best Staff Coverage of The Station Fire.


Proulx’s current research focus area is social media & technology and the impact it is having on individuals and interpersonal relationships. Her thesis research focused on nonverbal communication and the physician-patient relationship. Her research, “The Significance of Time Allocation in the Physician-Patient Relationship”, was presented at the 2009 National Communication Association annual convention.


  • M.A., Communication Studies
  • B.S., Mass Commuinication