Roberta Golinkoff, PhD
H. Rodney Sharp Professor, School of Education, University of Delaware
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Education, Psychology, and Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the University of Delaware, has won numerous awards for her work including becoming the 2015 recipient of the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award for lifetime contributions to applied psychological science. She also won the Francis Alison Award, the highest honor awarded at her University. She is considered one of the country’s premier developmental scientists and routinely travels worldwide to speak to academic as well as lay groups. Her research is supported by federal grants and she has trained numerous scientists. Having written over 150 articles and 12 books, she is an expert on language development, playful learning, and early spatial knowledge. Three of her books are directed to parents and practitioners and have won prestigious awards. Passionate about dissemination, she co-founded the Ultimate Block Party movement to celebrate the science of learning.