Dr. David Morin is an award-winning teacher, scholar, and practitioner with a passion for communication and analytical measures. As a teacher/scholar, David strives to help students reach their full personal and professional goals. He currently is an Assistant Professor of Communication and Chair of the Department of Communication at Utah Valley University, where he teaches Social Media Analytics, Fundamentals of Social Media, and Visual Design, among other courses. His research projects are designed to be applied inside and outside of the laboratory. Currently, Dr. Morin is examining how scientists communicate on social media platforms. As a practitioner, he incorporates both theory and personal experience when working with clients.


Dr. Morin is first and foremost an educator, and continues to improve upon his pedagogical skill set by participating in teaching workshops and seminars. He has taught a myriad of courses from both a theoretical and applied perspective.  

Courses Currently Teaching for Spring 2018:

COMM 2510: Visual Design for Communication Majors—Incorporates a “hands-on” approach to web style and image design. Includes an overview of the theoretical foundations of visual design. Website construction is emphasized.

COMM 3020: Communication Research Methods—Covers basic communication research methods in both quantitative and qualitative research. Focuses on the research process and discusses the methodological tools for understanding and conducting basic communication research. Includes examples based on research and promotes awareness of the importance of quantitative and qualitative research perspectives as well as of data collection and analytical procedures.

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Dr. Morin’s research is interdisciplinary in its approach and focuses on political communication, social media, and science communication from a social science perspective.

Sample Refereed Publications:

Morin, D., & Flynn, M.A. (2014). We are the Tea Party!: The use of Facebook as an online political forum for the construction and maintenance of in-group identification. Communication Quarterly, 62(1), 115-133

Yun, G., Morin, D., Park, S., Joa, C., Labbe, B., Lim, J., Lee, S., & Hyun, D. (2016). Social media and flu: Media Twitter accounts as agenda setters. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 91, 67-73.

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Dr. Morin is available to provide digital consulting services for businesses, organizations, and individuals both in and outside of Utah. His dedication to helping his clients achieve their goals and objectives is unmatched.

Some of the issues David can address include:

*Designing Social Media Plans & Campaigns

*Executing Social Media Plans & Campaigns

*Network Analysis

*Public Speaking Presentations

*Science Communication


*Research & Statistics


dm222David enjoys attending Salt Lake Bees games, reading, traveling, and trying new restaurants throughout Utah and the Mountain West. He currently resides in Salt Lake City.

Email: david.morin@uvu.edu

Phone: (434) 250-5996