Keri K. Stephens, PhD, is a Professor in Organizational Communication Technology 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 the national-level-award winning book 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.
Recent Funded Research:
- Invited Talk: ISCRAM Webinar Series. Social Media, COVID-19, & Machine Learning. With collaborators Steve Peterson, Hemant Purhoit, Amanda Hughes, & Christopher Zobel. January, 2021.
- Invited Talk: National Institute of Health (NIH) Disaster Group. Social Media & COVID-19. With collaborators Steve Peterson, Hemant Purhoit, and Amanda Hughes. December, 2020.
- Invited Talk: Dell Medical School, Administrative Group, Austin, TX. Coping with COVID-19: Making Life Online Work. September, 2020.
- Invited Talk: TREC Incident Stream (TREC-IS) Track Workshop, Online. Lessons from NSF RAPID Project on Human-AI Teaming to Filter Social Data during COVID-19, August, 2020.
- Invited Talk: Texas Exes: Lunchtime Lecture Series, Austin, TX. Coping with COVID-19: Making Life Online Work. July, 2020.
- Invited Talk: Founder Lions Club, Austin, TX. COVID-19 and the Future of Work, June.
- Invited Talk: Austin Business Group on Health, Austin, TX. Communication and Crisis: Changing Work as We Know It, May, 2020.
- Invited Talk: Moody College of Communication: Moody Mini-series, Austin, TX. Disasters and Employee Communication, May, 2020.
- Invited Talk: Hurricon: Science at the Intersection of Hurricanes and the Populated Coast, an NSF-Sponsored Conference, Greenville, NC, A Running Club to the Rescue: Unexpected ways that Community Groups Used their Expertise to Save Lives During Hurricane Harvey, February.
- Invited Talk: The UT Austin Humanities Institute Health & Humanities Research Seminar, Austin, TX, Health, Mobile Communication & Disasters, February, 2020.
- Invited Talk: Northwestern University Media, Technology & Society (MTS) Speaker Series, Evanston, IL, Rescue Communication During Hurricane Harvey: Using Private Social Media & Machine Learning Studies to Elaborate Risk and Visibility Affordances. January, 2020.
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