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David A. Schwartz

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Dr. David Schwartz earned his Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of Iowa. He has his master’s in journalism from Northwestern University and his B.A. in journalism and mass communication from the University of Iowa. His research focuses on journalism studies with emphases on sports media and nationalism in American journalism. He also spent 15 years as a professional journalist, mostly in Chicago but also in St. Louis; Phoenix; Dallas; Washington, D.C.; and Iowa. His personal interests include creative writing and playing recreational sports, but those have taken a back seat in recent years to work and raising kids.


Specializations: Journalism


  • B.A., Iowa
  • M.S., Northwestern
  • Ph.D., Iowa