We are thrilled to feature the following academics who are committed to collaborating with us to disseminate their research to the media industry.

Fashina Aladé, Ph.D.,  is an Assistant Professor of Advertising and Public Relations at Michigan State University.

Fashina Aladé, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Advertising and Public Relations at Michigan State University.

Maytha Alhassen, Ph.D.,  is a social justice artist, journalist, and historian. She teaches Peace and International Studies at Chapman University and writes for Hulu's  Ramy .

Maytha Alhassen, Ph.D., is a social justice artist, journalist, and historian. She teaches Peace and International Studies at Chapman University and writes for Hulu's Ramy.

Nick Allen, Ph.D.,  is the Ann Swindells Professor, Director at the Center for Digital Mental Health, and Director of Clinical Training at the University of Oregon.

Nick Allen, Ph.D., is the Ann Swindells Professor, Director at the Center for Digital Mental Health, and Director of Clinical Training at the University of Oregon.

Sara L. Beck, Ph.D.,  is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Randolph College.

Sara L. Beck, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Randolph College.

Amy Bleakley, Ph.D., MPH,  is a Professor of Communication at the University of Delaware.

Amy Bleakley, Ph.D., MPH, is a Professor of Communication at the University of Delaware.

Micaela Blei, Ph.D.,  is a two-time Moth GrandSLAM champion storyteller, education researcher, and the Director of Education and Community Programs at storytelling nonprofit The Moth .

Micaela Blei, Ph.D., is a two-time Moth GrandSLAM champion storyteller, education researcher, and the Director of Education and Community Programs at storytelling nonprofit The Moth.

James Alex Bonus, Ph.D.,  is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at Ohio State University

James Alex Bonus, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at Ohio State University

Evelyn R. Carter, Ph.D.,  is a social psychologist and a Senior Consultant at Paradigm Strategy Inc.

Evelyn R. Carter, Ph.D., is a social psychologist and a Senior Consultant at Paradigm Strategy Inc.

Kevin Clark, Ph.D.,  is a Professor of Learning Technologies and Director of the Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity at George Mason University and a children’s media consultant.

Kevin Clark, Ph.D., is a Professor of Learning Technologies and Director of the Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity at George Mason University and a children’s media consultant.

David Craig  is a former entertainment executive and a current researcher and teacher USC's Annenberg school.

David Craig is a former entertainment executive and a current researcher and teacher USC's Annenberg school.

Dr. Knatokie Ford  is a biomedical scientist and Founder & CEO of Fly Sci™ Enterprise.

Dr. Knatokie Ford is a biomedical scientist and Founder & CEO of Fly Sci™ Enterprise.

Dr. Kristen Gillespie-Lynch  is an assistant professor of Psychology at CUNY.

Dr. Kristen Gillespie-Lynch is an assistant professor of Psychology at CUNY.

Roberta M. Golinkoff, Ph.D.,  is a Professor of Education at the School of Education at the University of Delaware.

Roberta M. Golinkoff, Ph.D., is a Professor of Education at the School of Education at the University of Delaware.

Maya Götz, Ph.D.,  is the Head of the International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television (IZI) in Munich, Germany, and Head of the PRIX JEUNESSE Foundation.

Maya Götz, Ph.D., is the Head of the International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television (IZI) in Munich, Germany, and Head of the PRIX JEUNESSE Foundation.

Isabela Granic, Ph.D.,  is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at Radboud University and Director of the Games for Emotional and Mental Health (GEMH) Lab.

Isabela Granic, Ph.D., is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at Radboud University and Director of the Games for Emotional and Mental Health (GEMH) Lab.

Lisa Guernsey  is deputy director of the Education Policy program and director of the Learning Technologies project at New America.

Lisa Guernsey is deputy director of the Education Policy program and director of the Learning Technologies project at New America.

Rebecca Hains, Ph.D.,  is a Professor of Media Studies and Advertising in the Communications Department at Salem State University.

Rebecca Hains, Ph.D., is a Professor of Media Studies and Advertising in the Communications Department at Salem State University.

Vicki Harrison, MSW,  is Program Director of the Center for Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing within Stanford’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Vicki Harrison, MSW, is Program Director of the Center for Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing within Stanford’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D.,  is the Lefkowitz Faculty Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Temple University and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D., is the Lefkowitz Faculty Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Temple University and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

George Huang, MFA,  is a Professor of Screenwriting at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and an award-winning writer/director.

George Huang, MFA, is a Professor of Screenwriting at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and an award-winning writer/director.

Brittany Huber, PhD. , earned her doctorate degree from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, researching young children's learning with screens.

Brittany Huber, PhD., earned her doctorate degree from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, researching young children's learning with screens.

Nancy Jennings, Ph.D.,  is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Cincinnati.

Nancy Jennings, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Cincinnati.

Vikki Katz, Ph.D.,  is an Associate Professor of Communication at Rutgers University.

Vikki Katz, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Communication at Rutgers University.

Maryam Kia-Keating, Ph.D.,  is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Licensed Psychologist.

Maryam Kia-Keating, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Licensed Psychologist.

Heather Kirkorian, Ph.D.,  is an Associate Professor in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Heather Kirkorian, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

David Kleeman  is the SVP of Global Trends for Dubit; Chair, International Advisory Board, PRIX JEUNESSE International.

David Kleeman is the SVP of Global Trends for Dubit; Chair, International Advisory Board, PRIX JEUNESSE International.

Sara Konrath, Ph.D.,  is an Associate Professor at Indiana University and the director of the Interdisciplinary Program for Empathy and Altruism Research.

Sara Konrath, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at Indiana University and the director of the Interdisciplinary Program for Empathy and Altruism Research.

Dr. Tamar Kremer-Sadlik  is the director of Academic Programs for the Social Sciences and Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology at UCLA.

Dr. Tamar Kremer-Sadlik is the director of Academic Programs for the Social Sciences and Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology at UCLA.

Dafna Lemish, Ph.D.,  is a Professor and Associate Dean for Programs for the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers the State University of New Jersey.

Dafna Lemish, Ph.D., is a Professor and Associate Dean for Programs for the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers the State University of New Jersey.


Richard Lerner, Ph.D.,  is the Bergstrom Chair in Applied Developmental Science and the Director of the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University.

Richard Lerner, Ph.D., is the Bergstrom Chair in Applied Developmental Science and the Director of the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University.

Lili Ma, Ph.D.,  is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Ryerson University.

Lili Ma, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Ryerson University.

Adriana Manago, Ph.D.,  is an assistant professor in Psychology at UCSC.

Adriana Manago, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in Psychology at UCSC.

Marie-Louise Mares, Ph.D.,  is a Professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Marie-Louise Mares, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Nicole Martins, Ph.D.,  is an Associate Professor in the Media School at Indiana University .

Nicole Martins, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Media School at Indiana University.

Brian McAuley, MFA,  is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Television Writing at Columbia University School of the Arts and a WGA writer of film and television.

Brian McAuley, MFA, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Television Writing at Columbia University School of the Arts and a WGA writer of film and television.

Kelly Mendoza, Ph.D.,  is the Senior Director of Education Programs at Common Sense Education.

Kelly Mendoza, Ph.D., is the Senior Director of Education Programs at Common Sense Education.

Pediatrician Cara Natterson  is an educator, speaker, founder of Worry Proof Consulting, and  New York Times  best-selling author of the country’s most widely-read books about puberty and growing up.

Pediatrician Cara Natterson is an educator, speaker, founder of Worry Proof Consulting, and New York Times best-selling author of the country’s most widely-read books about puberty and growing up.

Marisa Nightingale,  is a media with special expertise in bringing information about reproductive health and parent/teen/millennial relationships to life with and for media content creators and their audiences.

Marisa Nightingale, is a media with special expertise in bringing information about reproductive health and parent/teen/millennial relationships to life with and for media content creators and their audiences.

Candice L. Odgers, Ph.D.,  is a Professor of Psychological Science at the University of California, at Irvine.

Candice L. Odgers, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychological Science at the University of California, at Irvine.

Dr. Lynn Oldershaw  is a developmental psychologist who has worked for the past 18 years in children’s media, including as an Executive in Charge of Production for Preschool Programming at the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

Dr. Lynn Oldershaw is a developmental psychologist who has worked for the past 18 years in children’s media, including as an Executive in Charge of Production for Preschool Programming at the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

Eric E. Rasmussen, Ph.D.,  is an Associate Professor in the College of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University.

Eric E. Rasmussen, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the College of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University.

Michael Robb, Ph.D.,  is the senior director of research for the national non-profit Common Sense Media.

Michael Robb, Ph.D., is the senior director of research for the national non-profit Common Sense Media.

Jessica Taylor Piotrowski, Ph.D.,  is an Associate Professor in the Amsterdam School of Communication Research at the University of Amsterdam.

Jessica Taylor Piotrowski, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Amsterdam School of Communication Research at the University of Amsterdam.

Tyler Samstag, M.A.,  is the Director of Instructional Innovation at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit.

Tyler Samstag, M.A., is the Director of Instructional Innovation at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit.

Nava Silton, Ph.D.,  is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Marymount Manhattan College.

Nava Silton, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Marymount Manhattan College.

James Stigler, Ph.D.,  is a Professor of Psychology at UCLA. He founded Lesson Lab (later bought by Pearson Education) whose mission was to improve classroom teaching.

James Stigler, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at UCLA. He founded Lesson Lab (later bought by Pearson Education) whose mission was to improve classroom teaching.

Gabrielle Strouse, Ph.D.,  is an Assistant Professor in Counseling and Psychology in Education at the University of South Dakota.

Gabrielle Strouse, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in Counseling and Psychology in Education at the University of South Dakota.

Kaveri Subrahmanyam, Ph.D.,  is the Chair of Child & Family Studies at California State University, Los Angeles.

Kaveri Subrahmanyam, Ph.D., is the Chair of Child & Family Studies at California State University, Los Angeles.

Georgene Troseth, Ph.D.,  is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt University in the Department of Psychology and Human Development and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

Georgene Troseth, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt University in the Department of Psychology and Human Development and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

Richard Weissbourd, Ph.D.,  teaches, conducts research on character development and directs the Making Caring Common project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Richard Weissbourd, Ph.D., teaches, conducts research on character development and directs the Making Caring Common project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Dr. Emilia Zboralska  is Associate Director of Ryerson’s Transmedia Zone and CEO and Executive Producer at King Squared Media.

Dr. Emilia Zboralska is Associate Director of Ryerson’s Transmedia Zone and CEO and Executive Producer at King Squared Media.

Sarah Vaala, Ph.D.,  is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication at the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, High Point University.

Sarah Vaala, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication at the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, High Point University.

Ellen Wartella, Ph.D.,  is the Sheik Hamad bin Kalifa Al-thani Professor of Communication Studies at Northwestern University.

Ellen Wartella, Ph.D., is the Sheik Hamad bin Kalifa Al-thani Professor of Communication Studies at Northwestern University.


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