Rosemarie T. Truglio, Ph.D.
Vice President, Education and Research, Sesame Workshop
Rosemarie T. Truglio is the Sr. Vice President of Education and Research at Sesame Workshop. Dr. Truglio is responsible for the development of the interdisciplinary curriculum on which Sesame Street is based, and oversees all educational research pertaining to the development of Sesame Street content. The results of basic and applied research studies inform both the production and creative decisions for how to enhance both the entertaining and educational components of Sesame Street. Dr. Truglio also develops and reviews the content across all Sesame Street media platforms and products. Since March, 2009 she also oversees the educational content and research for The Electric Company currently on PBS Kids Go!
Before joining Sesame Workshop in 1997, she was an Assistant Professor of Communication and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Through her research, she investigated the effects of television on the cognitive and social development of children and adolescents. She has written numerous articles appearing in child and developmental psychology journals; presented her work at national and international conferences; conducted media literacy workshops, and has appeared on numerous broadcast, cable, and radio network news and talk programs, including Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN Headline News, Showbiz Tonight, The Early Show, and Morning Edition. Dr. Truglio is co-editor of G is for growing: Thirty years of research on children and Sesame Street (2001) published by Lawrence Earlbaum Associates.
Dr. Truglio currently serves on several Advisory Boards: National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council (NICHD), National Association for Media Literacy Education, PBS KIDS Next Generation Media Advisory Board, and the Mind Body and Child Advisory Board.
Dr. Truglio received her Ph.D. in Developmental and Child Psychology from the University of Kansas, and her B.A in Psychology from Douglass College, Rutgers University.