Dr. Keri K. Stephens (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin) is an Associate Professor in Communication Studies at The University of Texas at Austin where she conducts research and teaches in the area of Organizational Communication and Technology. She currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Organizational Communication, Communication Technologies, Health, Safety, and Technology in Organizations, Contemporary Communication in Meetings, Communicating to Build Sales Relationships, and Communication Studies Internships. Her research focuses on using redundancy and using multiple communication technologies to examine multicommunicating in organizational meetings, health communication, crisis messages, emergency communication, and overload.
She has published over 45 articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries in outlets such as Communication Monographs, Communication Research, Communication Theory, Health Communication, Human Communication Research, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, International Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Conference, Journal of Business Communication, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Journal of Public Relations Research, and Management Communication Quarterly. She co-authored a book, Information and Communication Technology in Action: Linking Theory and Narratives of Practice and she has won awards for her research from the International Communication Association, National Communication Association, and Informing Science + IT Education Conference. Stephens has conducted grant-funded research for the US Census Bureau, Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas, Hewlett-Packard, National Communication Association, and the Texas Department of Transportation. She is the Secretary of the Organizational Communication Division of the International Communication Association and a past Co-Chair of the Training & Development Division of the National Communication Association.