Digital Addiction Researcher & Theorist; Founder & President of Screen Education
Michael Mercier Bio
Michael Mercier is Founder and President of Screen Education, a non-profit organization that conducts research, and provides seminars and consulting services, on digital addiction --- its causes, consequences, and solutions.
Mr. Mercier has conducted numerous research studies on digital addiction with teens, college students, summer campers, parents, adults, and full-time employees. His research has examined the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical consequences of digital addiction, as well as its impact on academic performance and workplace productivity and safety.
He has spoken on smartphone addiction to schools, corporations, colleges and summer camps, as well as at numerous conferences, including educational technology, summer camp, mindfulness, and marketing conferences.
Mr. Mercier has presented his research to members of Congress and Senate staff, and Congressman Brad Wenstrup made a House floor speech about his findings on cyberbullying. He has been interviewed on a variety of radio and television shows.
He holds a BA in Psychology from Vassar College, an MBA in Marketing from the University of Michigan, and an MS in MIS from the University of Cincinnati.