Gloria Mark, Ph.D.
Chancellor's Professor Emerita at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine
Gloria Mark, Ph.D. is Chancellor’s Professor Emerita at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, and has been a visiting senior researcher at Microsoft Research since 2012. She received her PhD from Columbia University in psychology. For over two decades she has studied the impact of digital media on people’s lives, focusing on how using our devices affects our multitasking, distractions, mood, and behavior. Prof. Mark has published over 200 papers in the top journals and conferences in the field of human-computer interactions, has received numerous paper awards, and was inducted into the ACM SIGCHI Academy in 2017 in recognition for her contribution to the field. She has also been a Fulbright scholar and has received the prestigious NSF Career grant.
Prof. Mark’s work has been widely recognized outside of academia: she has appeared on Sanjay Gupta’s Chasing Life on CNN, CBS Sunday Morning, The Ezra Klein Show, Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert, and was featured on NPR’s Hidden Brain, among many others. Her work has been featured in the popular media, e.g. New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, The Atlantic, BBC, and others. She has been invited to present her work at SXSW and the Aspen Ideas Festival.
Prof. Mark’s recent book is Attention Span: A Groundbreaking Way to Restore Balance, Happiness and Productivity, named by The Globe and Mail as the #1 Best Business and Management book of 2023, and chosen as the Season 20 selection of the Next Big Idea Book Club.