Dr. David Walsh

President and founder of the National Institute on Media

Dr. David Walsh

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Dr. Walsh is the president and founder of the National Institute on Media and the Family based in Minneapolis, MN. Psychologist, educator, author and parent of three Dr. Walsh has emerged as one of the leading authorities in North America on the impact of media on children and families. He has written eight books including the award winning Selling Out America’s Children and Dr. Dave’s Cyberhood. He also wrote the American Medical Association’s Physician Guide to Media Violence as well as many articles for the professional and general press. His latest book is Why Do They Act That Way: A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen (Free Press, 2004).

David Walsh, Ph.D. is a highly sought after national speaker. His presentations focus on the impact of mass media on children and the implications of that influence for school performance, literacy, and violence prevention. He describes the impact of mass media in the context of the recent discoveries about children’s brain development. He is able to explain to both professional and lay audiences how and why media is as influential as it is. His presentations are down to earth, understandable, engaging, and laced with warmth and humor.

Dr. Walsh is a frequent guest on national radio and television. He has appeared on such programs as NBC Dateline, CBS This Morning, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Good Morning America, Today Show and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. His work has been covered in major newspapers such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, Reader’s Digest, and others. A one-hour special on Dr. Walsh’s work will be broadcast nationally on PBS in 2001.

Dr. Walsh received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Minnesota. He is currently on the faculties of the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas. He has been the recipient of many awards including the 1999 “Friend of the Family Award” presented by the Council on Family Relations. He and his wife Monica have three children, Dan, Brian, and Erin.

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