David Markowitz, School of Journalism and Communication

David Markowitz, School of Journalism and Communication

David Markowitz

Assistant Professor
Practice Areas: Social Media Data Analytics, Media Studies, Language and Psychological Dynamics

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David Markowitz is an academic expert in automated text analysis and psychological dynamics. 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.

Recent Media: 
The answer to America’s nursing shortage (POLITICO, Oct. 4, 2022)
A person’s true feelings can be revealed in language patterns (Around the O, Aug. 22, 2022)
When political reporters get training on science issues, they improve the sourcing in their science-related stories months later (Nieman Lab, May 2, 2022)
Metaverse: Could creating a virtual world build a more sustainable one? (EY News, April 7, 2022)
New research reveals gender and race bias in medical care (Queen City News, March 21, 2022)
Study finds bias in how doctors talk to Black, female patients (Around the O, March 7, 2022)
Are people lying more since the rise of social media and smartphones? (The Conversation, Nov. 8, 2021)
Virtual reality could help put the empathy back in pandemic life (Around the O, May 13, 2021)
Who Lied More During Their First 100 Days: Biden, Trump, Or Obama? (Forbes, April 30, 2021)
Quinn: What can we learn from the rule that makes the Masters so different from the rest? (The Athletic, April 11, 2021)
Are You Confused by Scientific Jargon? So Are Scientists (The New York Times, April 9, 2021)
Donald Trump Is a Liar. We Can Prove It. (Daily Beast, Sept. 28, 2020)
Donald Trump's war with Twitter is about much more than his anger at being fact-checked – it's a sign he's worried (New Zealand Herald, May 31, 2020)
Trump Is lying more than ever: Just look at the data (Forbes, May 5, 2020)
Views on guns, death penalty linked to harsh treatment of immigrants (Psych Central, May 1, 2020)
UO study finds new links to dehumanization of immigrants (Around the O, April 23, 2020)
You may feel more focused with your phone nearby (Futurity, Feb. 24, 2020)
How to write better pet adoption ads (The Conversation, Jan. 6, 2020)
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)