I am a professor of psychology at Stetson University. I have published over a hundred peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, the majority of which are related to media effects. I have published dozens of articles on video game effects in high impact journals in psychology, psychiatry, criminal justice, communication and pediatrics.
I was recently honored as a fellow of the American Psychological Association, and I currently serve on their Council of Representatives. In 2014 I was awarded an early career scientist award from the APA's Division 46 (Media Psychology and Technology.) I was part of VP Joe Biden's meetings on video games following the 2012 Sandy Hook Shooting and also participated at the 2013 CDC/IOM meetings on gun violence.
I obtained my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Central Florida. You can read some of my work at ChristopherJFerguson.com