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Joanne Broder Sumerson, Ph.D.,

Joanne Broder, Ph.D. is a media psychologist who writes, coaches, and speaks to lay and professional audiences about developing healthy relationship with technology and social media.

Joanne was President of the Media Psychology and Technology Division of the American Psychological Association (APA), where she started the Device Management and Intelligence Committee. Her committee’s work was recognized by the Top Ten Trends in Psychology list of APA.

She co-authored Healthy Device Management & The Practice of Good Digital Citizenship: A Comprehensive Guide to Becoming More Digitally Mindful, Balanced, and Intelligent -- a book that defines, promotes and strategizes optimally healthy relationships with technology and social media participation, which will be published in 2021.

Joanne was a founding Editor of the APA peer-reviewed journal, Psychology of Popular Media. She is also an Affiliate Professor at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where she uses her first book: Finish Your Dissertation, Don’t Let it Finish You! as a textbook to teach in person and online courses. She advises students with their thesis research studies projects in Organization Development and Leadership.

Joanne also serves on APA’s Coalition for Psychology and Schools in Education, which creates mental health literature for the public. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Temple University. Before receiving her doctorate, Joanne excelled as a prison counselor, corporate human resources generalist, as well as a research and evaluation specialist.

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