Jeremy Birnholtz

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.


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

Jeremy Birnholtz

Associate Professor


Communication Studies


Frances Searle Building
2240 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208