Dr. Rosanna Guadagno is now an Associate Professor in Emerging Media and Communication and she holds a joint appointment as an Associate Professor of Psychology. Her research interests focus on the confluence of three main areas: Social Influence in Mediated Contexts; Psychological Processes in Social Media, Video Games, and Virtual Environments; Gender Roles
Dr. Guadagno received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Arizona State University and completed her postdoctoral work at the Research Center for Virtual Environments and Behavior at the University of California at Santa Barbara. After serving on the faculty at the University of Alabama, Dr. Guadagno spent two years as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation serving three programs: Social Psychology; the Science of Learning Centers; and Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC).
Her work has been published in journals such as: Perspectives on Psychological Science, Psychological Inquiry, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Computers in Human Behavior, Media Psychology, CyberPsychology, Behavior, & Social Networking, and Sex Roles; and covered in the press by: CBS News, The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The Associated Press, ESPN, The New Scientist, MSNBC, and Alabama Public Radio.
Dr. Guadagno is an expert blogger for Psychology Today, is on the editorial board for Basic and Applied Social Psychology and CyberPsychology, Behavior, & Social Networking, and is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies.