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David Gurzick

David Gurzick, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management

Tel: 301-696-3857
Office: Rosenstock Hall, Room 113
Office hours: By appointment


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • M.S., Hood College
  • B.S., Frostburg State University

Courses taught

  • Management of Information Systems (undergraduate and MBA)
  • Analytical Methods of Management (an applied statistics problem solving course for undergraduate management majors)
  • Social and Ethical Issues in Management (MBA)
  • Management Theory (MBA)
  • Principles of Management (undergraduate)


David Gurzick, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, teaches courses in the management of information systems, analytical methods and socially responsible management. Before teaching, Gurzick served in various industry capacities, most recently as the director of research at Sonum Technologies, a software development company specializing in the area of natural language processing. He has a B.S. in computer science from Frostburg State University, an M.S. in computer science from Hood College, and a Ph.D. in information systems from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Research and teaching interests

In his research, Gurzick explores the role of information and communication technology (ICT) in the social lives of individuals and communities. Over the past decades, ICT use has moved from being a largely peripheral activity to become an increasingly central part of the everyday social experience. Whereas technology was once primarily a tool for performing tasks, today it plays a broader role by enabling new forms of expression and building new venues for interaction. He is interested in understanding how ICT can be designed to best support and enhance these new social experiences. At a broad level, these research interests intersect many sub disciplines of computer and information science, including:

  • Human-computer interaction (HCI)
  • Computer-mediated communication (CMC)
  • Socio-technical systems (STS)
  • Computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW)
  • Management of information systems (MIS)
  • Design science


  • Gurzick, D., White, K., Lutters, W., Landry, B., Drombowski, C., and Kim, J. (2011). Designing the Future of Collaborative Workplace Systems: Lessons Learned from a Comparison with Alternate Reality Games. Proceedings of the iConference. Seattle, WA, USA.
  • Gurzick D., Boot, L., Arnold, S., and Gurzick, M. (2011). Supporting a Shared Dialog on Healthcare Policy between Researchers, Practitioners, and the Lay Public: Creating the SpeakHealth Online Community. HCI International (HCII)(pp. 463-472). Orlando, FL, USA.
  • White, K., Gurzick, D, and Lutters, W. (2009). Wiki Anxiety: Impediments to implementing wikis for IT support groups. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction for the Management of Information Technology (CHIMIT). Baltimore, MD, USA.
  • Gurzick, D., Lutters, W. (2009). Towards a Design Theory for Online Communities. ACM Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems (DESRIST). Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • Boot, L., Baker, L., Sonnenschein, S., Gurzick, D., and Sullivan, C. (2009). The Fieldtrip Project: An Online Community Featuring Teens Cellcam Films Sparked Substantive Peer Discussion. Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, 1(4), 79-88
  • Gurzick, D., White, K., Lutters, W., and Boot, L. (2009). A View from Mount Olympus: The Impact of Activity Tracking Tools on the Character and Practice of Moderation. ACM Conference on Supporting Groupwork (GROUP) (pp. 361-370). Sanibel Island, FL, USA.