Social media's effect on brain topic of talk

Speaker Bernie Luskin is expert on media, education

Bernie Luskin is president-elect of the American Psychological Association’s Society for Media Psychology and Technology.

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – April 5, 2013) An expert in media, education and psychology will explain how social media influences the brain at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, at California Lutheran University.

Bernie Luskin, president-elect of the American Psychological Association’s Society for Media Psychology and Technology, will share research and insights on the subject during his presentation in Samuelson Chapel.

The Lake Sherwood resident is CEO of Luskin International, a consulting company that assists educational institutions and businesses with online higher education. Luskin has served as president of Orange Coast College, Coastline Community College, Jones International University and Touro University Worldwide. He is the director of the Kellogg Foundation Community College Leadership Legacy Project and is a past chair of the American Association of Community Colleges. He has taught at many universities and founded the first master’s degree program in media psychology and social change at Fielding Graduate University and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Luskin, a licensed marriage and family therapist and school psychologist with a doctorate in education and technology from UCLA, is the author of ten books and writes a regular column for Psychology Today magazine titled “The Media Psychology Effect.” He has received lifetime achievement awards for his contributions to media and education from many organizations including the American Psychological Association, UCLA Doctoral Alumni Association and California State University, Los Angeles, and two Emmys for documentaries on education.

The chapel is located south of Olsen Road near Campus Drive on the Thousand Oaks campus.

CLU’s Artists and Speakers Committee is sponsoring the free presentation. For more information, contact Jarvis Streeter at or 805-493-3236.