Texas Tech University

Rob Grace

Dr. Grace's research interests include crisis informatics, human-centered design, and public safety communications. He examines the design and use of information and communications technologies involved in emergency and disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. 

Dr. Grace is vice president of the International Association for Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM).

Selected Publications

Na, H. S. & Grace, R. (2022). Influence of social networks and opportunities for social support on evacuation destination decision-making. Safety Science

Grace, R. (2021). Overcoming barriers to social media use through multisensor integration in emergency management systems. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

Grace, R., & Tham, J. C. K. (2021). Adapting uncertainty reduction theory for crisis communication: Guidelines for technical communicators. Journal of Business and Technical Communication

Grace, R. (2021). Toponym usage in social media in emergencies. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

Grace, R., & Sinor, S. (2021). How to text 911: A content analysis of text-to-911 public education information. The 39th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication (SIGDOC)

Tham, J. C. K., & Grace, R. (2020). Reading born-digital scholarship: A study of webtext user experience. Computers and Composition

Grace, R.,Stratton, C, & Fonseca, F. (2019). Content matters: How online language content gives rise to digital divides. Social Science Quarterly

Grace, R., Halse, S., Kropczynski, J., Tapia, A., Fonseca, F. (2019). Integrating social media in emergency dispatch via distributed sensemaking. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM).  

Grace, R., Kropczynski, J., Tapia, A., Obeysekare, E., Halse, S., Coche, J., Montarnal, A., Fonseca, F., & Beagles, M. (2019). Role playing next generation 9-1-1: Sensemaking with social media in public-safety answering points. Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). 

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Assistant Professor
Technical Communication & Rhetoric

Email: rob.grace@ttu.edu
Office: 363A