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Alexander Schouten

I am an assistant professor of Business Communication & Digital Media at the department of Communication and Cognition, Tilburg University.. My research and teaching interests include social media use, online collaboration, and online impression management. Within these areas, I am specifically interested in how different media capabilities affect the way in which people and organizations can effectively use new media technologies to communicate, to market, to work together, and to present themselves. Specific topics of study include the social psychology of online communication technology, social and digital media, identity management, social influencers, online dating, IT & organizations, virtual & augmented reality, qualitative and quantitative research methodology.

Besides teaching & research, I developed and initiated the New Media Design track within the Communication and Information Sciences department. I am also the bachelor thesis coordinator. I have practical and management experience at interface of technology, organization, and communication. My research skills include: network analysis, multivariate & multilevel analysis, and structural equation modeling. I know my way around Google Analytics, SEO, Python, SQL, PHP, and basic web development (HTML, CSS, Javascript).

Amongst others, I serve as an associate editor for Cyberpsychology, Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace (2018 IF 1.174). Consider submitting to the journal 😊. I am also chair of the Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction section of ECREA, the European Communication Research and Education Association.

You can download my full CV here. You can download a short resume (in Dutch) here. You can also find me on LinkedIn.

If you want to know more about what I do, there are several videos and interviews of me online. You can watch two hours of me talking about online dating on Masterflirt (also on Spotify, in Dutch), or you can watch me for 10 minutes for Diggit’s Babylon’s Burning (in English). You can find a lecture on Business Information Technology, and you can even watch me move a washing machine 😊.