Congratulations to our Undergraduate RAs!

CMHD’s undergraduate research assistants, Meredith Ford, Dashia Kwok, Yannik Kumar, and Jillian Gilburne, were recognized and won awards at the School of Communication 2017 Honors Convocation. We are very proud of all of you! For more details, click here.

Commencement Address by Dr. Ellen Wartella

Our Director, Dr. Ellen Wartella, was honored to give the 171st Annual Spring Commencement Address at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. She commemorated Fred Rogers as a strong advocate for children, and reminds us all that we must be champions for the children of the world. Read Dr. Warterlla’s full speech here. Congratulations, Class of 2017!

Actively Recruiting Participants for a New Research Study

Parents of 4- to 5-year olds… An exciting research study, Parent-child Co-use of Interactive Touchscreen Devices (STU00205008), is currently looking for parents and their children to participate in a research study. To be eligible for the study, you must have a child between the ages of 4.5- to 5-years and NOT have played the app Scratch Jr. You and your child will be asked to play together using Magna-tiles for 10 minutes, and then play an interactive app on a touchscreen together for 10 minutes. Your child will then be asked some questions about the app, and you will be asked to complete a 5-minute survey. The session will be audio- and video-recorded for research purposes. Your family will receive a $20 Amazon gift card for participating. If you are interested in signing up, please email us at or call us at 847.467.2084.