Rosanna Guadagno

Dr. Rosanna Guadagno received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Arizona State University in 2003 where she studied social influence and persuasion and developed a strong interest in the use of online social interaction as a means of social influence. To extend her knowledge of the impact of technology on social interaction, Dr. Guadagno spent three years as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Research Center for Virtual Environments and Behavior at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she studied persuasion and non-verbal behavior in immersive virtual environments. Currently, Dr. Guadagno is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama where she directs the Online Social Influence Lab. E-mail: