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Dawna Ballard, Ph.D.

Moody College of Communication

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Dawna Ballard (Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara, 2002) is an expert in chronemics--the study of time as it is bound to human communication.  She researches what drives our pace of life and its impact on the communication practices of organizations, communities, and individuals.  This includes studies on attention management, multitasking, communication overload, social media use, sustainable career practices, mobile communication technologies (including mobile wallet use), and tradeoffs between convenience and security. 

Research Areas:

Organizational communication, Convenience vs. Security