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Joanie Gillispie, PhD

9 Castle Rock Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941 415 264 3919

Dr. Joanie’s Website

As an educator I believe critical inquiry about media and activism around technology are essential skills for individuals in a participatory society. Media Literacy can be a pathway for personal growth and proactive social connectivity. I strive to teach about our collective Digital Culture as an inclusive, accessible, collaborative force, powering a sustainable future for all of us.


Adjunct faculty Multimedia Department 2007-Current

Berkeley City College, Peralta Community College District, Berkeley, California 94704

Courses taught - EDUC 248UA Using Multimedia in Education, EDUC 97 Student Teaching Supervision, MMART 48UX Ethnic Perceptions in Digital Media, MMART 121 Digital Culture, MMART 120 Media and Communications, MMART 248 Foundations in Multimedia, PSY 1A Introduction to Psychology, PSY 10 Psychology and Life, PSY 7A Lifespan Development.

Roles and Responsibilities

Interactive MAP project for Multimedia and Human Services Departments

Coordinator Basic Skills Program

Coordinator Career Technical Education Teacher Preparation Pipeline

Major contributor to Multimedia SLO’s

Peer consultant in diversity of learning styles in Pre Algebra and Algebra math classes

Developer of online curriculum Moodle format

Adjunct faculty Behavioral Health Sciences Department 2004-Current

University of California, Berkeley Extension, 1995 University Ave. Berkeley, CA. 94707.

Courses taught - undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate courses for professional education. Law and Ethics for Mental Health Providers, Media Literacy for Educators and Clinicians, Substance Abuse and Treatment Program, CADAP certification courses in Law and Ethics, Case Management, and Self Assessment Skills. Developer of online curriculum using Angel software.

Adjunct faculty Graduate School of Psychology and Mental Health 2006-2008

Aliant International University, 1 Beach St., San Francisco, CA 94133

Courses taught - Psychological Assessment, Case Management, and Law and Ethics for

Psychology practicum students.
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Adjunct faculty Education, Psychology, Health & Natural Sciences Departments 2004-2007

Dominican University of California. Liberal Arts, Education, and Nursing Departments, 50 Acacia
Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901

Courses taught - General Psychology, Child and Adolescent Development, Adult and Ageing Development, Lifespan Development for Health Care Professionals, and Clinical Case Management for Nurses. Developed course delivery systems using using Blackboard.

Adjunct faculty Education and Human Services Programs 2001-2005

Pheonix University, Bay Area Campus, 3590 N. First St., San Jose CA
Courses taught -Child and Adolescent Development, Adult Development and Ageing, Human Services Case Management, Math Standards for 6th-12 grade, Language Arts Standards for 4th-12th grade, and K-12 Classroom Management Skills.

Public Health Educator Community Health Outreach 1993-2001

Nevada County Health Department, 17786 Willow Rd., Nevada City, CA 95959

Teacher Grades 6-12 1989-2001

Nevada Union High School District, 11645 Ridge Rd., Grass Valley, CA 95945

Courses Taught – General Science, Health, Physical Education, Mathematics


Cyber Rules: What You Really Need To Know About the Internet, A Guide for Clinicians, Educators, and Parents. Written with Jayne Gackenbach, New York: WW Norton, 2007.

Cyber Shrinks: Expanding the Paradigm. In Jayne Gackenbach (Ed., 2nd Edition). Psychology and the Internet: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and Transpersonal Implications. New York: Elsevier/Academic Press, 2006.


PhD and MA, Clinical Psychology with emphasis in Health Psychology, Fielding Graduate
University, Santa Barbara, CA, 1997, 1993.
Masters in Education, Instructional Technology. San Francisco State University. 1600
Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA, 1979.
Bachelor of Science in Education, Wheelock College, 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA,
Certified National Trainer, APA HIV Office of Prevention and Education (HOPE) for
HIV/STD and Substance Use Prevention.
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National Red Cross Certified Trainer for Disaster Response and Critical Incident Debriefing. Professional Certificate in Neuropsychological Assessment Screening, U.C. Berkeley. Strategic Depth Analysis in Group Psychotherapy, certified 100 hours of clinical training.

Media Literacy Consultation

Media Literacy for Parolees

Cyber.rules and Risks”, The TRUST Program, San Quentin Prison, California Department of Corrections.

Media Literacy for Science Teachers

“How Media Literacy Influences Thinking About Socio-Scientific Issues” with Lawrence
Hall of Science & KQED Public Media.

Digital Culture and Media Book Reviews

Washington Independent Review of Books, galley reviews of books about psychology, technology, and culture. W.W. Norton Psychology Books for Clinicians and the general public.

Media Literacy Standards

“Media Literacy Standards, Performance Indicators, and Assessment” Comprehensive Adult
Student Assessment Systems (CASAS), National External High School Diploma Program.

Cyber Security

“Developing a Cybervetting Strategy for Law Enforcement” IACP/PERSEREC, U.S. Defense
Personnel Security Research Center, Monterey, CA.

Professional Development Workshops

Marin County Department of Education, Continuing Education for K-12 teachers in Media
Literacy and Digital Culture.
Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, Community Institute for Psychotherapy, Continuing Education for mental health providers: What Clinicians Need To Know About Digital Culture.
Lifespan Development Curriculum: San Quentin Prison, California Department of Corrections, The S.Q.U.I.R.E.S Program.
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Education Workshops

Multimedia as A Critical Thinking Tool, National Science Teachers Association

Convention, 2011.

How To vet and Deliver Better Sexuality Education to Adolescents Online, Internet

Sexuality Information Services (ISIS) Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2009.

Court Interpreters Conference: Navigating Stress and Cultures in Court Settings, 2009.

Harm Online, Helping Kids, Parents, and Professionals Negotiate Healthy Internet Use, Sonoma County Law Enforcement and Marin County Office of Education, 2008.

Predicting Risk, Trauma, and Self-Care: Surveillance, Cyber Crimes and Youth

Exploitation Seminar to P.I.C.A. (Private Investigators of California), 2008.

Offline Effects of Online Social Networking, Keynote Speech, Zarrow Mental Health

Symposium, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2008.
Coming of Age Online, 18th World Congress of Sexual Health, Sydney, Australia, 2007.

Hooking Up: Cybersex and Youth, Auckland New Zealand, 2007

Professional Organizations

Peralta Federation of Teachers, Local # 1603, California Federation of Teachers

KQED Public Media, Community Action Panel

Berkman Center for Internet and Society, U.C. Berkeley

National Science Teachers Association

American Red Cross, DR Trainer