Roberta Golinkoff

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, PhD, Cornell University, is Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Education, Psychology, and Linguistics, University of Delaware. Awarded numerous prizes from APA and APS, and a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, funding for her research comes from NSF, NIH, and IES. She served as associate editor of Child Development, and authored over 150 journal publications, book chapters, and 12 books and monographs. Passionate about the dissemination of developmental science for improving children’s and families’ lives, she also writes books for parents and practitioners and lectures internationally about language development, playful learning, and spatial development. With her chief collaborator Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, she co-founded the Ultimate Block Party movement to celebrate the science of learning and play. She has appeared on numerous radio and television shows and in print media and never turns down an opportunity to spread the findings of psychological science to the lay public.