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David Askay

  • Assistant Professor
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • 6PublicationsNumber of items in David's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 3Followers

Recent publications

  • Of Values and Functionality: The Sequestering of Non-Positive Reviews in an Online Feedback System

    • Askay D
  • Alterations in mGluR5 Expression and Signaling in Lewy Body Disease and in Transgenic Models of Alpha-Synucleinopathy – Implications for Excitotoxicity

    • Price D
    • Rockenstein E
    • Ubhi J
    • et al.

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

California Polytechnic State University

September 2013 - Present

PhD Student

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

September 2008 - Present

Assistant Editor

The Journal of Business and Psychology

October 2008 - January 2010(a year)

Clinical Trial Coordinator

UCSD Medical Center

March 2008 - August 2008(5 months)

English Teacher

Tsushima High School

July 2006 - July 2007(a year)

Research Associate I/II

UCSD Shiley Eye Center

June 2005 - July 2006(a year)

Mental Health Worker

Aurora Vista del Mar Psychiatric Hospital

February 2005 - May 2005(3 months)

Assistant System Administrator IV

National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research (NCMIR)

January 2002 - March 2004(2 years)


UCSD Media Services

August 2000 - June 2001(10 months)


Ph.D. Organizational Science

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

September 2008 - Present

M.A. Organizational Communication

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

August 2008 - May 2011(3 years)

B.S. Cognitive Science; B.S. Psychology

University of California, San Diego

September 2000 - November 2004(4 years)


My path to graduate school has been a rather eclectic one. As an undergraduate, I studied Cognitive Science (specializing in Human-Computer Interaction) and Psychology at the University of California at San Diego. As a student worker, I provided audio/visual support for the campus and later served for 3 years as a system administrator for the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research (NCMIR). During my final year, I joined the Teams in Engineering Service (TIES) project at UCSD. Along with a team of undergraduate student engineers, we created a digital nursing device to assist nurses at St. Paul's Senior Homes and Services in San Diego, CA. In the beginning stages of the three year project, I lead an ethnographic study of the work of the nurses and identified their paper-based 24-hour log--used to track changes in the condition of each resident--as a significant bottleneck in their workflow. This finding focused our efforts to create an electronic version of the 24-hour log, facilitating the tracking and sharing of information while allowing simultaneous access among all users. After graduating, I had a breif stint working on the front lines of a psychiatric hospital while deciding my future path. Not satisfied, I returned to academic and worked at the Division of Community Ophthalmology at the UCSD Shiley Eye Center. There I helped provide free vision care to preschoolers and conducted public health research concerning the impact of macular degeneration on patients' lives. Additionally, I initiated a new TIES project with the Save Our Children’s Sight non-profit organization to update the hardware and software used to digitally screen and identify potential eye problem in over 10,000 low-income preschoolers each year in San Diego County. Following these experiences, I gave into my wanderlust by moving to Japan to teach English through the JET Programme. I was placed on a remote Japanese island named Tsushima, which is a 5 hour boat ride from the mainland of Japan, yet within sight of Busan, South Korea. For one year I taught English to elementary, middle, and high school students in a town of 6,000 people. I was even able to travel a little and made it to such exotic locations as Ankor Wat and the basecamp of Mt. Everest. Despite having wonderful time, I felt the call to apply for graduate school and decided to return home. However, I was in the rare circumstance of having both time and some money. So instead of flying east back to California, I took the long way home heading west. For 3 months I traveled by land, train, and sea from Japan to Germany. This experience changed my life. I was able to visit those unreachable places children dream about visiting--the Great Wall of China, the Red Square in Moscow, riding the Trans-Mongolian Railroad. Adding even more to the experience, I had the great fortune of using Couch Surfing to get to all of these places. This site connects travels with local hosts willing to provide accommodation and advice. It is a little daunting at first to entrust yourself to a complete stranger and sleep on their floor/couch/spare bedroom. However, trust came easy after meeting some of the most friendly, amazing, and interesting people I've ever met. Finally, upon my arrival back in the states, I had two weeks to prepare for the GRE and then begin the application process for graduate school. My interdisciplinary interests and experiences found a home at the aforementioned Organization Science program and UNCC. Within this program I have the autonomy and support to incorporate all my interests--social media, trust, online communities, and knowledge exchange--and define my own way. This is both daunting and extremely exciting.

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