Associate Professor A&S
OCGE 312


  • Ph.D., Northwestern University

Organizations in Action
Theories of Society
Symbolic Interaction

Research Interests: deception, symbolic interaction, and impression management in the workplace. In addition to publishing in those areas, he has also published articles addressing the fields of marketing and research methods.

Selected Publications:
Shulman, David. 2019. “Unchallenged Deceptions in Personal and Social Relationships” Pp. 517-533 in the Palgrave Handbook of Deceptive Communication by Tony Docan-Morgan, Palgrave Macmillan.

Shulman, David. “Accounts as Social Loopholes: Reconciling Contradictions between Culture and Conduct.” Chapter 8 in The Interplay of Truth and Deception: New Agendas in Communication. Routledge. 2009: 120-135.

(coauthor G. A. Fine). “Lies From the Field: Ethical Issues in Organizational Ethnography.” Chapter 3 in Organizational Ethnography: Studying The Complexities of Everyday Life. Edited by Sierk Ybema, Dvora Yanow, Harry Wels and Frans Keemstag. Sage. 2009: 177-195.

(coauthors T. Hallett and G. A. Fine). “Peopling Institutions: The Promise of Classic Symbolic Interactionism for an Inhabited Institutionalism.” Chapter 22 in The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies: Classical Foundations, edited by Paul S. Adler. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2009. 486-509.

Shulman, David. 2008. “More Lies than Meet the Eyes: Organizational Realities and Deceptions in Nonprofit Organizations.” International Journal for Not-for-Profit Law 10: 5-15.

Shulman, David. 2017. The Presentation of Self in Contemporary Social Life. Sage.

John P. Hewitt and David Shulman. 2010. Self and Society: A Symbolic Interactionist Social Psychology. 11th Edition. Boston: Allyn and Bacon Press.

David Shulman. From Hire to Liar: The Role of Deception in the Workplace. ILR Press/Cornell University Press, 2007.

Ira Silver and David Shulman (Eds), Academic Street Smarts: Informal Professionalization of Graduate Students in Sociology. American Sociological Association, 2008.

Gary Alan Fine and David Shulman. Talking Sociology, 5th Edition. Allyn and Bacon Press, 2003.