Dr. Rosemarie Truglio is responsible for the development of the interdisciplinary curriculum on which Sesame Street is based, and oversees content development across all platforms including television, publishing, toys, home video, and theme park activities.
Dr. Truglio has written numerous articles in child and developmental psychology journals and presented her work at national and international conferences. Additionally, she is co-editor of G is for Growing: Thirty Years of Research on Children and Sesame Street(2001) published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Dr. Truglio has appeared on numerous network, cable, radio, and talk programs including The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN’s Headline News and Showbiz Tonight, and NPR’s Morning Edition, and has been interviewed by reporters from a variety of national newspapers and news agencies.
Before joining Sesame Workshop in 1997, she was an Assistant Professor of Communication and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Truglio currently serves on several advisory boards including the NSF REESE grant entitles Collaborative Research: Using Educational DVDs to Enhance Preschooler’s STEM Education, The Ultimate Block Party/Learn Now, and the LEGO Foundation Global Research and Innovation Network on Learning through Play. She previously served on the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council (NICHD), PBS KIDS Next Generation Media, PlayAbility Scale Board/Parent’s Choice Foundation, the Children’s Digital Media Center Advisory Board, and the National Association for Media Literacy Education.
Dr. Truglio received a Ph.D. in Developmental and Child Psychology from the University of Kansas, and a B.A in Psychology from Douglass College, Rutgers University. She received distinguished alumni awards from Douglass College (2005), University of Kansas (2013) and Rutgers University (2014)