Beth Karlin, President

Beth KarlinDiv. 34 President Karlin believes the role of a researcher is not only to better understand the world but also to improve it - she devotes time equally amongst both goals. She works as a research psychologist, social change strategist, and program evaluator. Karlin is the research director at the University of Southern California as at the Norman Lear Center, studying and shaping the impact of entertainment and media on society.  She founded the SEE Change Institute, bringing together academics and practitioners on program strategy, implementation, research and evaluation of behavioral programs for social and environmental change.

Karlin's convention theme for the year will be a special focus on "Telling Our Stories." So what's your story?


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