Jeannette Sutton, Ph.D. 

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Jeannette Sutton, Ph.D. is a disaster sociologist, specializing in research on the uses of social media in crises and disasters. Jeannette's research is helping to transform the ways that emergency managers understand public communications during disasters, create strategies to improve warnings systems, and engage the public in times of crisis.

Jeannette has moved to the University of Kentucky where she is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and the Director of the Risk and Disaster Communications Center.

Upcoming Conferences:
Society for Risk Analysis Meeting Dec 6-10, 2015 in Arlington, VA

Risk Events and Risk Talk: Measuring Public Perceptions of Terrorism via Twitter by Jeannette Sutton, Derek Lane, Greg Williams, Bill Burns, and Paul Slovic.

American Meteorological Society Meeting – Jan 10-14, 2016 in New Orleans, LA

Effective Messaging for Public Tsunami Warnings: Clarity, Specificity, and Sensemaking by Jeannette Sutton, Michele Wood, and Chelsea Woods

Recent Presentations:
Click here for a recording of a presentation made at the AMS Summer Community Meeting (2015) on strategies for effective messaging on short channels under imminent threat. 

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