Alan Rosenblatt

Alan Rosenblatt, Ph.D., is a digital communications and social media strategist, professor & thought leader with over 25 years’ experience at the digital intersection of politics, advocacy, media, and education. He is Senior Vice President of Digital Strategy at turner4D, providing world-renowned training and strategic counsel to organizations seeking to use social and digital media more effectively. Together with Suzanne Turner, Alan founded the Internet Advocacy Roundtable in 2005—a monthly event focused on digital and social advocacy, politics and media. In 1995, he taught the world’s first university course on digital politics at George Mason University and he’s been teaching it ever since. Alan co-founded Take Action News, creating a new genre of news that facilitates action without taking a position. Dr. Rosenblatt is also an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins and American Universities, and occasionally at Georgetown and Gonzaga Universities, where he teaches courses on digital and social media politics. He was Associate Director for Online Advocacy at the Center for American Progress/CAP Action Fund from 2007-2013, where he created and managed the Center’s social media program. Alan regularly blogs at