Robert Kubey is professor of Journalism and Media Studies, and director of the Center for Media Studies at Rutgers University. His publications have focused on the psychological experience of media and the state of media literacy education in the United States and worldwide. Dr. Kubey has been an Annenberg Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, and a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow. He received his doctorate from the Committee on Human Development, Department of Behavioral Sciences at the University of Chicago in 1984. Dr. Kubey has published over 50 journals articles and book chapters. His latest book is Creating Television: Conversations with the People Behind 50 Years of American TV. Other books include Media Literacy in the Information Age and Television and the Quality of Life: How Viewing Shapes Everyday Experience (co-authored with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi). Dr. Kubey also co-edits a series of research volumes on media literacy for Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. In addition to his scholarly writing, Dr. Kubey has written articles for Scientific American, the New York Times, and Newsweek. Prof. Kubey is especially interested in media and politics and regularly teaches courses on that subject, as well as a film analysis course on the image of journalism in American film. Professor Kubey has spoken before, or served as a consultant to, many groups including The Discovery Channel, British Film Institute, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Banff International Television Festival, Getty Center for Arts Education, and Nickelodeon and MTV Networks.