Dr. David Gibson received his Ph.D. from Columbia University, and previously taught at Princeton, Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania. His research is on social interaction, social networks, organizations, and theory. He has studied corporate meetings, Pentagon press conferences, Supreme Court oral arguments, experimental task groups, National Security Council meetings, criminal juries, newspaper editorial meetings, waiting lines, network diffusion, Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme, and the role of game analogies in sociological theory. At some institution or another, he has has taught courses on research methods, theory, micro-interaction, violence, secrecy & deception, computer simulations, and social psychology. In Spring 2015 he will teach a College Seminar on evidence and inference in the natural, behavioral, and social sciences.
Research Interests: Social interaction, language, deliberation, decision making, social networks, theory, secrecy & deception.
Subfields: Research Methods, Social Networks, Social Psychology, Theory, Work, Economy and Organization