Powers, Courtney

Seeking Ph.D. in Org Comm and Technology
Hometown: Channahon, Illinois
B.A. Degree: Communication Studies & Psychology, Marquette University
M.A. Degree: Communication Studies, Marquette University
 
Current research interests: Organizational Communication, Boundary Management, Social Media, Cybervetting and Job Seeking, Training and Development, Conflict Management, Family Business Organizing, Health Communication 
 
First Semester Mentor: Keri Stephens
 
Projected graduation: May 2021
 

Powers, C. J., Dontula, A., Ashqueen, K., Devaraj, A., Joshi, A., Shenoy, J., Murthy, D. (accepted). Twitter use in Natural Disasters: Using Machine Learning Methods to Categorize Calls for Help During Hurricane Harvey. Paper to be presented at the International Communication Conference (ICA), Gold Coast, Australia. May 2020.

Stephens, K. K., Powers, C. J., Spearing, L., Collier, J., Tich, K., & Robertson, B. W. (accepted). Building more resilient communities: Communication and organizing practices in disaster preparedness. Paper to be presented at the International Communication Association (ICA), Gold Coast, Australia. May 2020.

Powers, C. J., & Robertson, B. W. (2019). The role of mixed methods research in helping transportation planners prepare for community events. Top Panel. Panel presented at the National Communication Association Conference (NCA), Baltimore, MD.

Powers, C. J. (2019). Communal Coping for Family Business Survival. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference (NCA), Baltimore, MD.

Stephens, K. K., Lever, K., Powers, C. J., Robertson, B. W., Soibelman, D., & Tich, K. P. (2019).Organizing to survive: Using a community-wide wildfire drill to link theory and practice. Panel presented at the National Communication Association Conference (NCA), Baltimore, MD.

Powers, C. J., Rolison, S., Jensen, J., Schlag, K. (2019). Organizing around YouTube Channels: Voluntary Organizational Identification. Paper presented at the Organizational Communication Mini Conference (OCMC), Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Powers, C. J. (2018). Examining the Relationships Between Coworker Facebook Connections, Communication Privacy Management Behaviors, and Age. Presented at the National Communication Association Conference (NCA), Salt Lake City, UT.

Powers, C. J. (2018). Cybervetting’s Impact on Job Seekers’ Identity Creation on Social Media. Presented at the National Communication Association Conference (NCA), Salt Lake City, UT.

Powers, C. J. (2017). The Impact of Cybervetting on Job Seekers’ Social Media Use. Presented at Diederich College of Communication Scholarship Poster Session, Milwaukee, WI.

Powers, C. J. (2016). The Evolution of Relationship Development: Social Penetration Theory and Self- Disclosure Changing in Light of Social Media Communication. Presented at the Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Powers, C. J. (2016). The Evolution of Relationship Development: Social Penetration Theory and Self- Disclosure Changing in Light of Social Media Communication. Presented at Diederich College of Communication Scholarship Poster Session, Milwaukee, WI.

Stephens, K. K., & Powers, C. J. (in press). Communication technology and organizational life. In H. D. O’Hair & M. J. O’Hair (Eds). Handbook of Applied Communication Research. Wiley.

Powers, C. J. (2016). Book Review: The Leader's Guide to Speaking with Presence: How to Project Confidence, Conviction, and Authority by Baldoni, J. Business and Professional Communication Quarterly.

Center for Health Communication Doctoral Fellow (Ph.D.), 2019-2020

Elected President for Communication Student Graduate Council (Ph.D.), 2018-2019

Health Communication Doctoral Fellow Travel Scholarship (Ph.D.), 2019

Moody Graduate Fellowship (Ph.D.), 2018-2021

UT Graduate School Recruitment Fellowship (Ph.D.),  2017-2018

Provost Supplement Fellowship (Ph.D.), 2017-2018

Diederich Scholarship Recipient (M.A.),  2016-2017

Diederich College of Communication Graduate Student Scholars Award (M.A.),  2016

Diederich College of Communication Tuition Scholarship (M.A.), 2015-2016