Institute on Media and the Family
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 world's
leading authorities on parenting, family life and the impact of
media on children and teens. He has written eight books including
the national best seller Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival
Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen (Free Press,
Ph.D. is a highly sought after international speaker. His presentations
focus on brain development, adolescence, the impact of media on
children and the factors that influence school performance, literacy,
and violence prevention. 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 CBS 60 Minutes, NBC Dateline, CBS
Early Show, News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Good Morning America, Today
Show, the Jane Pauley 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.
He has been featured in three nationally broadcast specials on PBS.
Dr. Walsh received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of
Minnesota. He is currently on the faculty there and is also a consultant
to the World Health Organization. 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 grown children, Dan, Brian, and Erin.