Dr. Robert Chandler, Noted Crisis Communication Author, Researcher, Speaker

Dr Robert Chandler 2015 bio

Firestorm Expert Council member Robert C. Chandler, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized expert on topics related to disaster, crisis and emergency contexts. His subject matter expertise also includes aspects of communication, leadership, decision making, team and group communication, crisis and emergency communication, message composition, audience variables and meaning, comprehension and understanding. Dr. Robert Chandler currently holds an appointment as Visiting Professor at Lipscomb University where he founded the Forum on Crisis and Consequence Management and he oversees graduate academic and professional development educational offerings in the areas of health communication, crisis and consequence management, crisis and emergency communication, public relations, advertising, intercultural communication, and organizational communication.
Dr. Chandler is the author, editor or co-author of nine books and more than 175 academic and professional papers. His research and applied models have been widely adopted and he is an acclaimed speaker and featured presenter. His academic subject matter expertise is wide ranging and includes areas of intercultural communication, leadership, teamwork, communication assessment, persuasion, health communication, risk communication and advocacy. His more than 30 years of ground-breaking research into social scientific variables related to messages, comprehension, understanding, decision-making and human behavior has been applied in a wide range of practical applications and as solutions for fundamental challenges in both routine and extreme contexts. His focused research for communication and decision making during stress, high stress and hyper stress contexts has produced groundbreaking theoretical and practical applications. He is also a highly praised speaker and presenter, researcher, educator, accomplished trainer, and valued consultant.

More information about communication planning and effectiveness during the six stages of a crisis may be found in Dr. Chandler’s book on Emergency Notification and on this website’s blog.

Chandler, R. C. (2010) Emergency Notification. PRAEGER Publishers (PSI Business Security Series). ISBN-10: 0313365873 or ISBN-13: 978-0313365874. This title is available from Amazon.Com and other booksellers.

Visit Dr. Chandler’s website at http://www.drrobertchandler.com/

Dr. Chandler Articles and Upcoming Webinars for Firestorm:


People Recovery Should be Key Focus for Crisis and Disaster Management

Communication Planning for the Coming Pandemic

“The Right Stuff” for Crisis Management Teams

New Ebola Cases Raise Concern of Potential New Outbreak

The Six Stages of Crisis for Communication Planning – Stage One: The Warning Phase

The Six Stages of Crisis for Communication Planning – Stage Two: The Risk Assessment Phase

The Six Stages of Crisis for Communication Planning – Stage Three: The Incident and Response Phase

The Six Stages of Crisis for Communication Planning – Stage Four: The Management Phase

The Six Stages of Crisis for Communication Planning – Stage Five: The Resolution Phase

The Six Stages of Crisis for Communication Planning – Stage Six: The Recovery Phase

New Updated Earthquake Risk Analysis Expands Risk Zones and Disaster Severity Threat for Most of U.S.A.

Reminders Abound of Need for Hurricane Season Preparedness