Pamela Rutledge, Ph.D., M.B.A., is Director of the Media Psychology Research Center. She is a consultant, speaker, writer and researcher. She specializes in applying psychological science to interactive and mobile media and technology. Her research interests focus on subjective 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. Rutledge is faculty at Fielding Graduate University where she designs and teaches courses on branding through storytelling, audience profiling, and corporate social responsibility for brand extension. She co-developed Fielding's graduate certificate program in Brand Psychology and Audience Engagement launching Fall 2015.
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 literacy projects. Rutledge is currently co-authoring a text Exploring Positive Psychology. In addition to publishing both popular and academic work, Rutledge is the editor of the Media Psychology Review, an online journal dedicated to bridging the research-practice gap to expand the frontiers of Media Psychology across traditional and emerging technologies. She is a frequent expert source for national and international media on social media, technology and the impact on society and popular culture.