Caleb Hubbard, Ph.D.

Caleb Hubbard, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

“Never be so polite, you forget your power/Never wield such power, you forget to be polite.” – Taylor Swift (Marjorie)

“I mean, sure. I have my bad days, but then I remember what a cute smile I have.” – Chandler Bing (Friends)


Dr. Caleb George Hubbard is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Sam Houston State University. He is a true native to Texas, and originally from the north Texas area, until he moved to the panhandle of Texas to earn his BS and MA in communication studies at West Texas A&M University, before he then moved over to the University of Oklahoma where he earned his Ph.D. in Communication Studies.

Dr. Hubbard’s research interest center around the impact and influence of popular culture on audience members. Hubbard’s scholarship includes topics on parasocial relationships, in which is when an individual develops a relationship with a television character or celebrity. Additionally, Dr. Hubbard studies the fanship fans have toward a fan object (e.g., a film, book, television show, celeb, etc.), and the interactions within the fandom itself. Dr. Hubbard has implemented an array of methods within his studies, such as interviews, experimental design, survey collection, and rhetorical processes.

Along with teaching and researching, Dr. Hubbard has many passions in life, many that center around his own fanship. Some items that he considers himself a fan is, to name a few, Marvel, Taylor Swift, and Friends. He loves to watch television, especially sitcoms. Dr. Hubbard loves talking and meeting with people, and always loves to talk pop culture and gain some great recommendations for new items to engage in.