UT Austin Faculty Offer Insight into SXSW Tragedy

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March 13, 2014

As Austin, the nation and the international community mourn the tragic automobile accident at SXSW early Thursday morning, several faculty experts at The University of Texas at Austin are available to help members of the media better understand issues raised by the incident. This list will likely be expanded. Please check back for the latest contacts. 

The Role of Social Media in Crises

Robert Quigley

Senior Lecturer, School of Journalism


A senior lecturer who focuses on new media, Quigley is an award-winning social media editor who has covered a number of major disasters. He has been quoted in Poynter Online, Nieman Journalism Lab, Mediabistro, the American Journalism Review and Mashable as an expert on social media and new media.

Pedestrian Safety and Urban Transportation

Kara Kockelman

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


Dr. Kockelman is a faculty member and researcher associated with the Center for Transportation Research at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research includes a variety of transportation-related data analysis subjects, such as: pedestrian safety, travel behavior modeling, transport data analysis, urban transport policy, roadway safety, the connection between urban form and travel, among others. She is primary and co-author of over 110 papers across a variety of transportation-related data analysis subjects.

For assistance connecting with Center for Transportation Research experts, contact Joey Williams, Communications Coordinator, 512-232-3137, joeywilliams@utexas.edu.

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