Information, Risk, and Operations Management
McCombs School of Business
University of Texas at Austin
patricia.moravec <at> mccombs.utexas.edu
I am an assistant professor in the Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
My research focuses on social media use and the consequences of social media use, including cognition, misinformation (also referred to as ‘fake news’), and information quality. My research has found that Facebook’s original misinformation flag was ineffective to change user beliefs, but does influence cognition of users exposed to the flag. Given that users showed increased cognition due to the flag, my next research project demonstrated a method for designing interventions that would influence user belief.
I am quadruply a Hoosier, first being born in Indiana, second earning my undergraduate degrees in physics and astronomy/astrophysics from Indiana University, third earning my master’s in information systems from Indiana University Kelly School of Business, and finally earning my PhD in Information Systems also from the Kelly School of Business. I spent time in Chicago with KPMG as an associate consultant in their CIO Advisory practice before starting my PhD. On a more personal note, I am a quadruplet, giving me an easy, automatically interesting fun-fact whenever the situation requires one.
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