Philipp is an Assistant Professor of Persuasive Communication in the Department of Communication Science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He previously worked as a research associate at the Department of Communication of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany) and the Department of Media Psychology at the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart, Germany). He was a visiting scholar at the Department of Communication at the Cornell University (Ithaca, USA) from 2018 to 2019. He has studied communication science, economic sciences, and philosophy at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany) and the Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia). He earned his PhD in the social sciences at the University of Hohenheim in 2018.
Philipp’s research focuses on different aspects of computer-mediated communication and is characterized by different theoretical and interdisciplinary perspectives and a variety of methodological approaches. His current research investigates social influence and persuasion processes on social media, privacy and self-disclosure in networked publics, and communication and well-being.
Philipp’s research has been presented at various international conferences and is published in international journals (among others Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Journal of Communication, Information, Communication & Society, and Current Opinion in Psychology) and books (→ publications). In 2018, he published a monograph on “Situational Privacy and Self-Disclosure” (→ book). He is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Media Psychology and Mobile Media & Communication.
As an academic teacher, Philipp has taught several bachelor and master courses related to online communication, persuasion and marketing, media psychology, statistics, and methods. He has also conducted statistic workshops for researchers at various universities (→ teaching).
For more information, have a look around this website or download his curriculum vitae (→ CV).