Effective August 2022, Media Psychology Program Alum Linda Durnell, Ph.D., will serve as Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

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Linda Durnell, Ph.D.

As a media psychologist, Durnell teaches and offers the analysis of the impact technology and media can have on human behavior in the areas of consumer behavior, retail analytics, branding, and marketing communications. At Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, she teaches Consumer Behavior, which focuses on consumer decision-making based on theoretical and empirical findings from psychology, anthropology, and sociology and includes engagement, emotions, and social influences.

Durnell shares: “I want to thank everyone at Fielding for their part in creating a life-changing experience for me, as both an alum and adjunct faculty. Fielding afforded me incredible opportunities and support. For example, I designed and taught my own curriculum, The Psychology of Technology and Technology-Driven Healthcare. Pam Rutledge, Ph.D., and I co-taught Foundations of Media Psychology. I also co-taught Consumer Neuroscience with Christophe Morin, Ph.D. I presented at conferences and corporations worldwide—APA, Digital Hollywood, IPPA, AWE, Amazon Lab126, World Health Organization (WHO), and Stanford and Harvard Medical Schools. Further, I had an opportunity to serve on Fielding’s accreditation committee (WASC). I taught at four Media Psychology Global Sessions.”

At Fielding, Durnell worked on the Department of Defense (DoD) Military Simulation project and designed an online New Student Orientation (NSO) program with Tunisha Singleton, Ph.D. She presented to potential students and mentored students.

During her academic journey at Fielding, Durnell received the prestigious Michael R. Neal Legacy Award, the only merit-based award for media psychology students at our university.

“The breadth and depth of information I received at Fielding contributed to my work and my becoming valuable and relevant in the industry,” says Durnell.

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