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Jeannette N. Sutton, Ph.D. Sutton

 

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Dr. Sutton is a disaster sociologist, specializing in research on the users of social media in crises and disasters. Jeannette's research is helping to transform the way that emergency managers understand public communication during disasters, create strategies to improve warning systems, and engage the public in times of crisis.

Dr. Sutton is currently working on the following projects: RAPID, HA/DRTech, HEROIC, and DRRC.


CURRICULUM VITAE

Trauma, Health and Hazards Center
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
jsutton2@uccs.edu
719.255.4128

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Sociology University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
August 2000 to May 2004

Dissertation: Constructing Vulnerability: Legitimating Therapeutic Religion in the World Trade Center Disaster
Committee: Dennis Mileti (Chair), Kathleen Tierney, AnnJanette Rosga, Joyce Nielsen, John Sorensen

Master of Divinity Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
August 1993 to May 1996

BA, Sociology/Education Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
August 1989 to May 1993

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Special Term Appointee Argonne National Lab, Decision and Information Sciences, Argonne, IL
April 2010-present

Senior Research Scientist University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, CO
Trauma Health and Hazards Center
September 2009 to present

Research Associate University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Institute of Behavioral Science
September 2009 to present

Research Associate University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Natural Hazards Center
May 2009 to September 2009

Research Coordinator University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Natural Hazards Center
June 2007 to April 2009

Research Associate/
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Natural Hazards Center
June 2004 to May 2007

Graduate Research Assistant University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Natural Hazards Research Applications and Information Center
January 2003 to May 2004

Graduate Research Assistant University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Institute of Behavioral Science; Environment and Behavior
January 2001 to December 2002

Graduate Teaching Assistant University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Department of Sociology – Analyzing Society
August 2000 to December 2000

Professional Researcher REFT Institute, Inc. Littleton, CO
January 2000 to August 2000

Victim Services Coordinator Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County, CO Columbine High School Victim Services Coordinator,
May 1999 to December 1999

Director and Chaplain Mending Wings – Spiritual Care to Victims of Domestic Violence. Denver/Boulder, CO,
January 1997 to May 1999

AREA'S OF SPECIALIZATION

Qualitative Research Methods
Social Problems
Environmental Sociology
Hazards and Disasters, Risk Communication, Social Construction of Risk, Social Media

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Sutton, Jeannette. (Under Review). Potential Contributions of Emerging Information and Communication Technologies for Community Resilience. Submitted to the Community and Regional Resilience Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratories.

Bevc, Christine, Jeannette Sutton, Ashly Barlau, and Kathleen Tierney. (Under Review) Measuring Up: A Comparative Exploration of Regional Terrorism Preparedness Networks. Submitted to Social Networks.

Sutton, Jeannette. (2010). Twittering Tennessee: Distributed Networks and Collaboration Following a Technological Disaster. Proceedings of the 7th International Systems for Crisis Response and Management Conference, Seattle, WA, May 2010.

Sutton, Jeannette. 2009. Social Media Monitoring and the Democratic National Convention: New Tasks and Emergent Processes. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. 6(1). http://www.bepress.com/jhsem/vol6/iss1/67

Shklovski, Irina, Leysia Palen, and Jeannette Sutton. 2008. Finding Community Through Information and Communication Technology During Disaster Events. CSCW’08, November 8–12, 2008, San Diego, California, USA.

Hughes, Amanda, Leysia Palen, Jeannette Sutton, Sophia Liu, and Sarah Vieweg. 2008. “Site-Seeing” in Disaster: An Examination of On-Line Social Convergence, Proceedings of the 5th International ISCRAM Conference, Wash., DC, USA, May 2008.

Liu, Sophia, Leysia Palen, Jeannette Sutton, Amanda Hughes, and Sarah Vieweg. 2008. In Search of the Bigger Picture: The Emergent Role of On-Line Photo Sharing in Times of Disaster, Proceedings of the 5th International ISCRAM Conference, Wash., DC, USA, May 2008.

Sutton, Jeannette, Leysia Palen, and Irina Shlovski. 2008. Back-Channels on the Front Lines: Emerging Use of Social Media in the 2007 Southern California Wildfires, Proceedings of the 5th International ISCRAM Conference, Wash., DC, USA, May 2008.

Vieweg, Sarah, Leysia Palen, Sophia Liu, Amanda Hughes, and Jeannette Sutton. 2008. Collective Intelligence in Disaster: Examination of the Phenomenon in the Aftermath of the 2007 Virginia Tech Shooting. Proceedings of the 5th International ISCRAM Conference, Wash., DC, USA, May 2008.

Peek, Lori A., Jeannette Sutton, and Judy Gump. 2008. “Caring for Children in the Aftermath of Traumatic Events: A Case Study of the Church of the Brethren Disaster Child Care Program.” Children, Youth, and Environments. 18(1): 408-421.

Palen, Leysia, Sarah Vieweg, Jeannette Sutton, Sophia Liu and Amanda Hughes. 2007. Crisis Informatics: Studying Crisis in a Networked World. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on E-Social Science, Ann Arbor, MI, Oct 7-9, 2007

Massey, Kevin and Jeannette Sutton. 2007. “The Faith Community’s Role in Responding to Disasters.” Southern Medical Journal.

Sutton, Jeannette. 2006. “In the Wake of Disaster: Religious Responses to Terrorism and Catastrophe by Harold G. Koenig, M.D.” Book Review. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Sutton, Jeannette. 2006. “Convergence of the Faithful: Spiritual Care Response to Disaster and Mass Casualty Events.” Journal of Pastoral Theology. 16(2).

Sutton, Jeannette, Larry Graham, and Kevin Massey. 2006. “Faith Based Response to Disaster: Resources from the Social Sciences and Organizations Active in Disaster.” Journal of Pastoral Theology. 16(2).

Hunter, Lori M. and Jeannette Sutton. 2004. “Examining the Association Between Hazardous Waste and ‘Rural Brain-Drain.” Rural Sociology 69(2): 197-212.

Hunter, Lori M, Michael J. White, Jani S. Little, and Jeannette Sutton. 2003. "Environmental Risk, Migration, and Equity." Population and Environment. 25(1): 23-39.

Peek, Lori A. and Jeannette N. Sutton. 2003. "An Exploratory Comparison of Disasters, Riots, and Terrorist Acts." Disasters: The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management 27(4): 141-157.

Sutton, Jeannette. 1996. “Silent No More.” Church and Society. May 1996.

TEACHING

2010 Societal Impacts of and Responses to Terrorism. The Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START, DHS Center of Excellence); University of Maryland.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Ordained Presbyterian Minister, Presbyterian Church, USA.
American Sociological Association
Society for the Study of Social Problems
Colorado Voluntary Organizations Assisting in Disaster
State of Colorado, Disaster Mental Health, Behavioral Health Disaster Response Planning Council
Co-Founder, Center for New Media and Resiliency

 

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