Keri K. Stephens


Keri Stephens

Dr. Keri K. Stephens (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin,) is an Associate Professor in Communication Studies and the Associate Director for Partnerships with the Center for Health Communication at The University of Texas at Austin.  Stephens conducts research and teaches in the area of Organizational Communication and Technology and focuses on issues of redundant communication, multiple media use, and health, crisis, & emergency communication. 

She has published over 50 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 has co-authored a book and won 17 top paper panel awards at conferences.  Stephens is currently an Associate Editor with Management Communication Quarterly, a former 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.

Stephens 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.  In 2013, she was awarded the Eyes of Texas Teaching Award for her mentorship and teaching and in 2015 she attended Camp Texas. 

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