Bernie Luskin, Ed.D.
University Business Magazine selected Dr. Bernard Luskin as one who has had exceptional careers in psychology, education and corporate life. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and school psychologist with degrees in business and a UCLA doctorate in education, psychology and technology.
In education, Dr. Luskin has been CEO of eight colleges and universities. Luskin has been Chancellor, Ventura County Community College District, Moorpark College, Oxnard College, Orange Coast College, founding president of Coastline Community College, including KOCE TV in Orange County, California and founding chancellor of Jones International University, the first accredited, fully web-based university, founding CEO of Touro University Worldwide, and president of Wright Graduate University. He continues as director of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation Community College Leadership Legacy Project. 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, 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. Luskin received the Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to Media Psychology from the American Psychological Association, is an APA Fellow and is the President Emeritus of the Society for Media Psychology and Technology of the American Psychological Association. He publishes a regular column for Psychology Today Magazine titled, “The Media Psychology Effect.”
In corporate life, Bernie Luskin has been president and CEO of major divisions of Fortune 500 companies, including Philips Interactive 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. While at Fielding Graduate University he launched the first Ph.D. program in media psychology and with 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 as founding chair and board member of HiTechHi, L.A., a California Distinguished Charter School and served as a commissioner on the California Post-Secondary Education Commission (CPEC). Luskin is a certified Title IX investigator.