Jeannette Sutton

State University of New York at Albany

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Jeannette Sutton is an associate professor in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Sutton specializes in disaster and risk, with a primary focus on online informal communication and public alerts and warnings disseminated via terse messaging channels. Much of her research investigates the evolving role of information and communication technology, including social media and mobile devices, for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

Sutton has held numerous grants from the National Science Foundation, Department of Homeland Security, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, United States Geological Survey, and the Office of Naval Research. Her research has been published in Risk Analysis; the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management; Proceedings of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management; Information, Communication, & Society; Health Communication; and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  She holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Colorado Boulder, and completed her postdoctoral training at the Natural Hazards Center.