misha teplitskiy

assistant professor | school of information | university of michigan


I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information. My research is at the intersection of science of science and sociology of organizations: I study how organizational and individual-level factors affect scientific discovery. I am especially interested in how scientific work is valued and how evaluators influence each other, biases in scientific literatures, and diffusion of science to the public. Methodologically, I rely on field experiments and applying computational tools to large-scale observational data.

Current research projects include

  • Cumulative advantage in science: Do metrics like citation counts and impact factors proxy quality and influence, or help create them? Do status signals matter during peer review?

  • Social valuation: How do evaluators influence each other?

  • Science and the media: What research is picked up by the media, and how is it covered?

Previously, I was a Postdoc at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH). I received my PhD in Sociology from the University of Chicago, where I was a member of KnowledgeLab.

See my CV for papers and links, or visit Advising if you're a student interested in working together.

Office: North Quad #3369, 105 S State St

Email: tepl @ umich . edu