“The social media landscape changes faster than we can keep up with. You’re never going to know everything, but I can help you know something.”

Dr. Michelle Drouin is a developmental psychologist, professor, and internationally-recognized speaker on technology and relationships, including online relationships, social media, and sexting.  Dr. Drouin’s research on sexting, social media, and mobile phone addiction has attracted international attention, and she regularly does interviews for television, radio, newspapers, and magazines.  Dr. Drouin also serves as an expert witness for sexting, social media, and online relationship cases.

Dr. Drouin's research has been cited in a number of prominent news sources.

Dr. Drouin's research has been cited in a number of prominent news sources.

Academic Positions

Professor, 2016 – Present

Department of Psychology
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne

Associate Professor, 2012 – 2016

Department of Psychology
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne

Assistant Professor, 2006 – 2012

Department of Psychology
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne

Visiting Assistant Professor, 2005 – 2006

Department of Psychology
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne

Education & Training

Experimental Psychology
(Developmental Psychology)

D.Phil., 2004

University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K.

Psychology

B.A., 1996

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Honors, Awards and Grants