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Dr. Bernard Luskin
Dr. Bernard Luskin, LMFT has had careers in commerce, education, entertainment and psychology. University Business Magazine selected him as one who has had exceptional careers in both education and corporate life. He is a licensed psychotherapist, with degrees in business and a UCLA doctorate in education, psychology and technology.
Bernie Luskin has been president and CEO of major divisions of Fortune 50 and 500 companies, including Philips Interactive Media, PolyGram New Media, Philips Education and Reference Publishing and Jones International, including Mind Extension University, Knowledge TV, and Jones Education Networks. He has authored best-selling books on economics, technology and education and produced award-winning television series and CDs. While president of Philips Interactive Media, Luskin partnered Philips with Paramount Studios to produce the first 50 movies in MPEG format CD, leading to DVD. He is credited with spearheading breakthroughs in many areas of interactive technology including the world’s first CD programs such as Sesame Street, Grolier's and Compton's Encyclopedias and the first interactive movie on CD titled Voyeur, starring Robert Culp. While at Fielding Graduate University he launched the first Ph.D. program in media psychology and at UCLA he launched the MA degree program in Media Psychology and Social Change. He served on the Accrediting Commission for Collegiate Schools of Business and is founding chair of the board of trustees of HiTechHi L.A., a California distinguished charter high school.
In education, he is President of Moorpark College, has also been president of Orange Coast College, founding president of Coastline Community College, including KOCE TV in Orange County, California, founding chancellor of Jones International University, the first accredited, fully web-based university, founding CEO of Touro University Worldwide, President and Professor of Applied Psychology at Wright Graduate University and became President of Moorpark College in September, 2013. Bernie Luskin continues as Director of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation Community College Leadership Legacy Project, During his career he has taught at UCLA, USC, Claremont Graduate University, Pepperdine University, Touro University, California State Universities at Fullerton and Los Angeles, and other universities.
Luskin received two Emmys from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and distinguished leadership and alumni awards from the UCLA Doctoral Alumni Association, California State University at Los Angeles, and The University of Florida. He received lifetime achievement awards from the Irish Government and the European Union for his contributions to education and digital media. He received a 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to Media Psychology from the American Psychological Association and serves as President of the "Society for Media Psychology and Technology," APA’s Media Psychology Division in 2014.
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The Media Psychology Effect explores effects on behavior of pictures, graphics, sound, the internet and various mobile devices and particularly how people behave when influenced by media. The Media Psychology Effect reports important developments and events and comments on their media and communications implications. Studying social media is central to increasing and understanding global communication.