Roberta Golinkoff

Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor

Univ of Delaware

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, PhD, is the Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Education at the University of Delaware. She has received many accolades including the Urie Bronfenbrenner Award. Her dissemination efforts were recognized with the American Educational Research Association Outstanding Public Communication of Education Research Award. She studies language development, the benefits of play, children’s spatial learning, and the effects of media on children, with her research funded by Federal agencies and the LEGO Foundation. Her latest project, Playful Learning Landscapes, marries architectural design and the science of learning to embed physical installations in communities to promote informal learning. She also created the QUILS: Quick Interactive Language Screener (in English and Spanish) designed to identify potential language problems in children between 3 and 6 years of age. The QUILS:TOD is for two-year-olds and they love it. Her penultimate book, Becoming brilliant reached the New York Times best-seller list and her new book, Making schools work, received rave reviews.