Dr. Craig R. Scott is the John T. Jones, Jr. Centennial Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also a Senior Faculty Research Associate with the Center for Media Engagement in the Moody College of Communication. In 2020 amid the pandemic, he returned to UT Austin (where he worked from 1995-2006) after 14 years at Rutgers University. Scott’s research and teaching are primarily focused on organizational communication, where he examines issues of anonymity and identity/identification in various organizational settings. His current interests center around “hidden organizations,” which are found when an organization and/or its members conceal key aspects of their identity from various audiences. His 2013 book titled Anonymous Agencies, Backstreet Businesses, and Covert Collectives: Rethinking Organizations in the 21st Century has won several awards. He was also a guest editor of a special issue of Management Communication Quarterly on Hidden Organizations (published in 2015). In 2023 Scott was selected as a Fellow of the International Communication Association and he is the 2021 recipient of the Jablin Award for Outstanding Contributions to Organizational Communication. He is co-editor of the International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication and serves on editorial boards for multiple journals in Communication. In addition to a course on the Dark Side of Organizations, Scott teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Organizational Communication and Work & Technology. Scott received his Ph.D. in Communication from Arizona State University in 1994, has an MA from San Diego State, and received undergraduate degrees from Regis U. in Denver. He is married to Laurie Lewis Scott (on faculty at UT San Antonio) and their two kids (Parker and Mikyla) recently graduated college. When he’s not in his academic role, Scott can be found cheering for his Colorado/Denver and UT sports teams; trying to play basketball, sand volleyball, or bar trivia; or traveling to destinations near and far.