School of Communication

Jeremy Birnholtz

Department of Communications Studies

Jeremy Birnholtz

Assistant Professor
Frances Searle Building
2240 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Jeremy Birnholtz’s research focuses on human-computer interaction issues, such as attention, information sharing, and collaboration through the use of technology. He has lectured and published widely on subjects that include young people’s attention to instant messaging, interruptions in attention in seniors with chronic pain, and deception in text messaging.

Personal web site.


PhD Information Studies, University of Michigan
MS Information Studies, University of Michigan
BS Radio/Television/Film, Northwestern University

Awards and Honors

Innovative Teacher Award, Cornell University College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, 2009-2010

Research grant from Google, 2010

Research grants from the National Science Foundation, 2009-2012

First recipient of the Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, 2003-2004, University of Michigan School of Information