Tich, Kendall

Seeking Ph.D. in Organizational Comm & Technology

Email address: ktich@utexas.edu
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
B.A. Degree: Communication Studies and Sociology, University of San Diego (2015)
M.A. Degree: Mass Communication, University of Minnesota (2017)
Current research interests:  My current research interests are in crisis, risk, and disaster communication. I am interested in understanding how organizations prepare for and respond to crises, specifically disasters, and how they communicate with the public following a crisis event. Having previously worked in public relations in the healthcare industry, and handling crises from an industry perspective, it is interesting to apply a theoretical lens to practical crisis occurrences.
First Semester Mentor:  Dr. Keri Stephens
Projected graduation:  Spring 2022