Brief Biography of Joanne Cantor

Joanne Cantor, PhD, is a researcher, author, professional speaker, and 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.

Dr. Cantor has an active program of evaluation research for educational projects. She is currently involved in evaluating Fusion Science Theater, an NSF-Funded project that uses theater techniques to engaging children in the learning of science concepts (see Evaluation page).

Her lectures and workshops on CyberOverload help people make the most of their time and their talents by effectively managing the technology in their lives. She speaks 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.

She is also Professor Emerita and Outreach Director of the Center for Communication Research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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.

Dr. Cantor is a member of the Authors Guild, the National Speakers Association, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the International 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 her Ph.D. from Indiana University.