Pamela Rutledge, Ph.D., M.B.A., is Director of the Media Psychology Research Center and faculty in the media psychology program at Fielding Graduate University where she designs and teaches courses on brand psychology, transmedia storytelling, audience engagement, and corporate social responsibility for brand extension. She is lead faculty in Fielding's media psychology certificate program with an emphasis in Brand Psychology and Audience Engagement. Rutledge is also active as a consultant, speaker, writer and researcher. She specializes in applying psychological science to interactive and mobile media and technology. Her research interests focus on design for user experience and how stories are told, consumed and internalized across media and technology. Rutledge consults on a number of media projects, from technology development to branding strategy, and is a frequent expert source for national and international media on social media, technology and the impact on society and popular culture.
Rutledge is a member of the advisory board of the Internet and Social Media Marketing Certificate program at UC Irvine Extension and an advisor for a number of transmedia literacy projects. Rutledge is currently co-authoring a text Exploring Positive Psychology with fellow Psychology Today blogger, Dr. Erik Gregory. In addition to publishing both popular and academic work, Rutledge is the editor of the Media Psychology Review, an online journal dedicated to disrupting traditional publishing and academic silos and bridging the research-practice gap to expand the frontiers of Media Psychology.