Fielding Graduate University News

Media Psychology Founder Honored by APA

Posted by Sylvia Williams on Mon, Aug 29, 2011

Dr. Bernard Luskin, the founder of Fielding’s doctoral media psychology program, has been honored by the American Psychological Association with a lifetime achievement award from its Media Psychology Division. Luskin was recognized for his pioneering work that largely defined the field of media psychology. His distinguished career includes posts in higher education, media, business, and psychology.

 When in 2003 he created Fielding’s doctoral media psychology program, the first of its kind, he said “The study of media effects and understanding the psychology of media are fundamental to emerging social, commercial, and educational trends.” Luskin is now chief executive officer and senior provost of Touro University Worldwide. He is pictured with former students who have gone on to leadership roles in journalism, entertainment, publishing, telecommunications, government, public policy, and other fields related to media and psychology.

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