Craig R. Scott

Dr. Craig R. Scott is a senior faculty research associate at the Center for Media Engagement as well as Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to that, he spent 14 years at Rutgers University, where he served as department chair and Ph.D. program director.

Scott’s research and teaching are primarily focused on organizational communication, where he examines issues of anonymity and identity/identification in various organizational settings. His current interests center around “hidden organizations,” which are found when an organization and/or its members conceal key aspects of their identity from various audiences.

His 2013 book titled Anonymous Agencies, Backstreet Businesses, and Covert Collectives: Rethinking Organizations in the 21st Century has won several awards. He was also a guest editor of a special issue of Management Communication Quarterly on Hidden Organizations (published in 2015). He is co-editor of the International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication and serves on editorial boards for multiple journals in Communication.

In addition to a course on the Dark Side of Organizations, Scott teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Organizational Communication, Communication Theory, and Work & Technology. Scott received his Ph.D. in Communication from Arizona State University in 1994.

Scott’s work has been funded by Moody College of Communication and The University of Texas at Austin.