Joanne Cantor, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert on the psychology of media and communications. She was a professor at the University of Wisconsin for 26 years and is the author of three books and more than 90 scholarly articles and chapters. She has won awards for her speaking, her writing, and her mentoring of graduate students.
She is also a recovering cyber addict!
Dr. Cantor became concerned about her own mental state when she realized her memory and cognitive abilities were declining. Through her research into the matter, she discovered it was not Alzheimer’s taking over her brain, but rather the internet. Yes, the media had taken over the brain of the media expert! As she continued her research, Dr. Cantor developed a program and book to allow others to get more done, boost their creativity, and reduce stress and burnout by limiting the effects of the media distractions.
Through her consulting firm, Your Mind on Media, she offers programs on productivity, creativity, and stress reduction to business, professional, and educational organizations. Her latest book, Conquer CyberOverload: Get More Done, Boost Your Creativity, and Reduce Stress, grew out of her research and workshops.
In recognition of her expertise, Dr. Cantor has testified on numerous occasions before US Congressional committees as well as the Federal Communications Commission. She is frequently cited in the national press and has been a guest on numerous radio and television shows including Oprah, Good Morning America, and several NPR programs. She received the “Rising Star” Award from the Wisconsin chapter of the National Speakers Association.
She is Outreach Director of the Center for Communication Research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and her consulting firm maintains an active program of evaluation research for educational projects.
Dr. Cantor is a member of the Authors Guild, the National Speakers Association, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the International Communication Association, and the National Communication Association. She graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. degree. She received her M.A. from the Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. from Indiana University.