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VCCCD Chancellor Bernard Luskin Named Fellow of American Psychological Association


WASHINGTON, DC --(Marketwired - August 15, 2016) - Psychologist Bernard Luskin, Ed.D., Chancellor, Ventura County Community College District in California, and former President of the American Psychological Association Society for Media Psychology and Technology, has been elected by the APA Board of Directors and Council of Representatives as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association "for his significant accomplishments and contributions to the field of psychology."

Luskin has been a media and counseling psychologist and college administrator for more than 30 years, serving as a psychology professor, business executive and college administrator. Luskin has provided leadership in organizational psychology as director and faculty member in higher education leadership programs, and as a media psychologist, having been founder of the first M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Media Psychology and Ed.D. programs in Media Studies and Community College Leadership at Fielding Graduate University.

Luskin is the author of nine books in psychology, leadership development, economics, business and information technology. He produced several hundred CD's including the first interactive Sesame Street CD, Grolier's and Compton's Encyclopedias, Treasures of the Smithsonian and more. He served as executive producer of many online and telecourses, documentaries and educational programs, receiving two Emmy's from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Luskin has been CEO of eight colleges and universities, divisions of Fortune 500 media, publishing and telecommunications companies and professor of psychology, business and education. Luskin earned a doctoral degree in education and psychology from UCLA, an M.A. from California State University, Long Beach, a B.A. from California State University, Los Angeles, and an associate degree from Long Beach City College. He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and School Psychologist.

Luskin received the UCLA Dean's Scholar and Lifetime Achievement Awards in Education from the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, a distinguished alumni award from CSULA, and is a member of the Hall of Fame of Long Beach City College.

The American Psychological Association (APA), in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists. APA's membership includes more than 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students.

"We congratulate Dr. Luskin on this important recognition and are pleased to have him with us in providing district leadership," said VCCCD Board of Trustees Chair Larry Kennedy.

The Ventura County Community College District is a member of the 113-campus California Community College system, and serves more than 50,000 students annually. The District's three colleges -- Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura -- offer programs in general education for degrees and certificates, transfer to four-year colleges and universities, career technical education, and provide opportunities to engage in co-curricular campus activities. For more information, please visit

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