Dr. David’s research focuses on marketing strategies with an emphasis on consumer behavior and well-being. Recently, her research has explored how new media technologies, including smartphones, impact personal and workplace relationships. Dr. David has also published research related to customized pricing tactics, interpersonal attachment styles, and the pursuit of health goals. Her research appears in numerous journals including the Journal of Business Research, Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, Journal of Advertising, European Journal of Marketing, and Psychology & Marketing, among others. Dr. David has been interviewed and quoted for her research in many national and international news outlets, including ABC News, Fox News, Oprah.com, Redbook Magazine, Consumer Reports, and Health Magazine, among others. She has also worked on several consulting projects for large consumer product goods companies, including Hanesbrands and Idahoan Potatoes.
Industry Expertise (7)
Areas of Expertise (11)
Marketing and Communications
Marketing and Advertising
Interpersonal Attachment Style
Young Researcher Award (professional)
Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University 2016
Best Paper Award, Consumer Behavior Track (professional)
American Marketing Association 2014
University of South Carolina: Ph.D., Business Administration
Wake Forest University: MBA
University Of South Carolina: BSBA, Marketing
Media Appearances (17)
Baylor study: What motivates people to prevent COVID-19?
Baptist Standard online
Baylor University researchers James Roberts, Ph.D., professor of marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing, have found that the fear of COVID-19 has been the driving factor that motivates people to take preventive measures against it.
2020 iPhone Survey – 36% of Americans Plan to Reduce Cell Phone Cost Due to COVID-19
Baylor marketing professor James A. Roberts, Ph.D., shares research conducted with Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, that found smartphone use during the pandemic boosted people’s sense of well-being and connectedness. Roberts also shares his opinion on the cost of an iPhone in lieu of the pandemic.
Baylor Connections - Dr. Meredith David
Baylor Connections radio
With 2020 approaching, many people will incorporate diet or other areas of self-improvement into a list of resolutions for the new year. In this Baylor Connections, Dr. Meredith David, assistant professor of marketing, delves into her research into phone snubbing and relationships, successful diets and more. David, a nationally-recognized leader in consumer behavior and well-being, offers evidence-based insights and practical tips for phone usage and relationships, successful dieting approaches and more.
Fewer Americans are donating to charity — and it may have nothing to do with money
This article cites 2018 research by marketing professors James Roberts, Ph.D., and Meredith David, Ph.D., who found that religious people tend to be more charitable than their nonreligious counterparts, but they’ll think twice about opening their wallets if it prolongs their next big purchase.
4 Tips to Keep Smartphones from Ruining Your Relationships
Money Talks News online
Money Talks News is a nationally syndicated consumer news program features a story on Baylor research by marketing professors James A. Roberts, Ph.D., and Meredith David, Ph.D., who found that “phubbing” – or phone snubbing – can damage romantic relationships and even lead to depression.
Couples Who Tailgate Together Stay Together, Says New Baylor Research
WYSM-TV (Lansing, MI/FOX) tv
Meredith David, Ph.D. , assistant professor of marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, and her husband, Luke Lorick, recently found in a study of tailgating and its impact on relationships that individuals who tailgate with their significant other report higher levels of respect and relationship satisfaction. They will present their study at the upcoming Atlantic Marketing Association Conference.
Couples Who Tailgate Together Stay Together, Says New Baylor Research
Baylor Media and Public Relations online
For millions of football fans, fall is the time to break out the grills, load vehicles with coolers and food and gather with friends for tailgating. Baylor’s Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, and her husband recently partnered to better understand tailgating’s impact on relationships and well-being. The results show that individuals who tailgate with their significant other report higher levels of respect and relationship satisfaction.
'Phubbing' Is Ruining Your Relationship—Here's How To Stop, Like, Now
Women's Health Magazine print
Dr. David shares her expertise with Women's Health readers.
The Apps That Aim to Make Falling in Love as Easy as Playing a Game
Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is a featured expert in this article. David’s research on technology and its impact on relationships has been covered nationally. “Although the stated purpose of technology like smartphones is to help us connect with others, in this particular instance, it does not,” David said.
6 Ways to Follow a Healthier Diet in 2019
Consumer Reports online
This Consumer Reports article offers six dieting strategies for the new year and includes research by Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. David’s 2016 study found that even people with little self-control can set themselves up for healthy-eating success if they switch their attention from “avoidance” foods to “approach” foods. “Seek out yummy healthy foods—such as strawberries—and you might find that after enjoying a big bowl of fresh berries you no longer want that chocolate cake,” David said.
7 Ways to Follow a Healthier Diet in 2019
Consumer Reports online
This article cites 2016 research by Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, who found that it’s better for dieters to focus on eating healthy foods that they enjoy rather than creating rules to avoid unhealthy treats.
Does your boss ‘phub’ you to focus on a smartphone?
Washington Post online
This article focuses on new research by James Roberts and Meredith David, marketing faculty members in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Their study, published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, found that bosses who “phub” – phone snub – their employees risk losing their employees’ trust and, ultimately, their engagement.
Don’t be rude: Put down the cellphone when you’re talking to friends
The Tribune online
Phubbing has far-reaching impacts on our relationships and emotional well-being. Researchers James A. Roberts, Ph.D., and Meredith David, Ph.D., at Baylor University, studied 453 U.S. adults to learn the effects of partner phone snubbing...
Study shows why diets fail
The Lariat online
A popular New Year’s resolution is to start eating healthier, but chances are you’re starting your diet all wrong and won’t succeed, according to a study done by Baylor and Vanderbilt researchers. “We are unintentionally setting ourselves up for failure when we tell ourselves we have to cut back on cake and cookies,” said Dr. Meredith David, assistant professor of marketing at Baylor. “This is the natural tendency of the majority of people who set dieting goals for themselves.”
Secret to losing weight? Don't replace foods you like with ones you don't
International Business Times online
This story showcases new research by Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. David’s study found that health-plan successes are often determined by “approach” and “avoidance” strategies, as well as a person’s level of self-control. "Our research shows that instead of creating rules to avoid one's favorite treats, dieters should focus on eating healthy foods that they enjoy," David is quoted. "Dieters who restrict themselves from consuming the foods they love most may be setting themselves up for failure.”
Your Diet Plan Isn’t Working? New Baylor Research Explains Why
Baylor Media Communications online
Many diet plans are doomed from the start. The reason? Dieters tend to adopt the wrong strategies, often planning to ditch their favorite foods and replace them with less-desirable options, according to new research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. Conversely, successful dieters focus on adding healthy foods – foods that they actually like, said Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing at Baylor. She is the lead author on the study, “Saying ‘No’ to Cake or ‘Yes’ to Kale: Approach and Avoidance Strategies in Pursuit of Health Goals,” published in the journal Psychology & Marketing.
Kathie Lee and Hoda Discuss Baylor “Phubbing” Research
TODAY (NBC) tv
Hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb discuss Baylor University research by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing. Roberts and David have conducted several studies on phone snubbing – “phubbing” – and its effects on personal relationships. Their latest study shows that people who are “phubbed” often to turn to their smartphones and social media to find acceptance