Assistant Professor of Information, Risk and Operations Management, University of Texas at Austin
I am an Assistant Professor of Information Management at the University of Texas at Austin. My dissertation (defended May 2019) focused on the dissemination, credibility, and influence of information online, with a focus on the ramifications of fake news.
In Fall 2018, I taught Business Analytics to undergraduates in the business school. It was a valuable opportunity to experience teaching and grow as an educator. I enjoyed teaching a topic I love and I am excited for the teaching I will do at UT Austin.
Previously, I worked at KPMG within their CIO Advisory group from August, 2015, to 2016. I earned two undergraduate degrees from Indiana University in physics and astronomy/astrophysics in 2014. I then changed career paths and graduated from the MSIS program at Indiana University Kelley School of Business in May, 2015, with a concentration in Business Intelligence and Analytics. Working with data on statistical and predictive modeling felt natural given my background in science and math, and was something I wished to become more involved with in the future.
In my time with KPMG, I worked on an execution of an IT separation for a major medical device manufacturer, monitoring the delivery of over 300 applications and services between the parent company and divested entity.
Online misinformation has significant real-life consequences, such as measles outbreaks and encouraging racist mass murderers. Online misinformation can have political consequences as well. The problem of disinformation...