Keri K Stephens
Keri K. Stephens, PhD, is a Professor in Organizational Communication Technology, a Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Co-Director of TIPI in the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research program examines the role of technology in organizational practices and organizing processes, especially in contexts of crisis, disaster, and health. She has authored over 85 articles appearing in research journals, proceedings, and books, and her two most recent books are New Media in Times of Crisis (2019, Routledge), and the 2-time national-level award-winning book Negotiating Control: Organizations and Mobile Communication (2018, Oxford University Press). Her Hurricane Harvey, COVID-19, and Community Flooding research were funded by the National Science Foundation. She gave a TEDx Talk about her work on social media and how people were rescued from flooding during Hurricane Harvey.