David Markowitz, School of Journalism and Communication

David Markowitz

Academic Areas:
Social Media Data Analytics, Media Studies, Language and Psychological Dynamics

David Markowitz is an academic expert in automated text analysis and psychological dynamics. At the University of Oregon, he is an assistant professor of social media data analytics. He researches what our digital traces reveal about us, using computational approaches to analyze how social and psychological phenomena—such as deception, persuasion, and status—are reflected in language. He also evaluates how the communication processes we perform on various media, including mobile phones and immersive virtual reality, can reveal what we are thinking, feeling, and experiencing psychologically. For example, his dissertation investigated the psychological and physiological consequences of using, resisting, or being without one’s mobile device. He received his PhD from Stanford University and his Masters and undergraduate degrees from Cornell University.

Contact: dmark@uoregon.edu | @davemarkowitz31


Recent Media: 
Scientists’ grant writing styles vary by gender. That can lead to bias (Science Magazine, May 3, 2019)
Text analysis of thousands of grant abstracts shows that writing style matters (The Conversation, Jan. 31, 2019)
The 4 most common lies people tell on dating apps, according to a Stanford researcher (Inc., Nov. 29, 2018)
The liars of romance (National Public Radio, Sept. 11, 2018)
The lies we tell on dating apps to find love (The Conversation, Aug. 22, 2018)
Most People Swear They Aren’t Lying About Anything on Dating Apps ... But Are They? (Bravo, June 1, 2018)