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I'm Anthony Rotolo, and I'm a psychologist, clinical hypnotherapist, and media scholar.

For information on my hypnotherapy practice, please visit Anthony Rotolo, PhD: Holistic Coaching & Hypnosis.

This website serves as a portfolio of my academic work and projects, as well as a blog covering a broader range of personal and professional interests.

Academic Background

For more than two decades, I have studied, researched, taught and worked in communications and information science. My areas of expertise are social media and cyber-psychology, including the impact of social media on identity and wellbeing.


Grand Canyon University

My research examined social media as a form of surveillance and its impact on self-presentation behaviors. My dissertation study, "Cancel Culture in Academia," was the first to explore how perceptions of social media influence the speech and teaching practices of college faculty.

Adv. Diploma

Hypnosis Motivation Institute

Received advanced training in clinical hypnotherapy from the nationally accredited Hypnosis Motivation Institute.

Master of Science

Information Management

Syracuse University

Studied emerging technologies in digital media and online trends in user-generated content.

Bachelor of Science

Information Science

Syracuse University

Studied online and digital media technologies with a focus on web user behavior and human-computer interaction. 




Rotolo awarded 'Technologist of the Year'

"King of social media and information science professor Anthony Rotolo connected Syracuse University to the rest of the world. He made the SU Facebook page, Twitter account, established a Foursquare partnership and now he’s made himself a name — by being awarded Young Technologist of the Year by the Technology Alliance of Central NY."


Prof. Rotolo speaks at Official Star Trek Convention

"When Star Trek fans gathered in Las Vegas, Nevada to attend the Official Star Trek Convention, Syracuse University School of Information Studies professor Anthony Rotolo was invited to share how he is using the culture and technology of the show to teach his class, Star Trek and the Information Age.”


Rotolo on CNBC

During CNBC’s coverage of the Twitter IPO, Anthony Rotolo, Syracuse University professor, discusses the advantages of using Twitter as a learning tool.


Prof. Rotolo & 'Who Class' in Washington Post

"A Syracuse professor of digital and social media is offering a class based on the long-running British science fiction series “Doctor Who.” Professor Anthony Rotolo plans to take an exhaustive look at the wildly popular British series... Because Rotolo’s class is an unofficial one — and also free — it’s open not just to the Syracuse community, but to the world at large."

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