Michael Robb, Ph.D

As Early Learning Environment Program Manager, Michael Robb is overseeing planning and development for one of the strategic initiatives of the Fred Rogers Center, the Early Learning Environment (ELE). Dr. Robb has been involved in issues surrounding media and children for over a decade. He has published research on the impact of electronic media on young children’s language development, early literacy outcomes, and problem solving abilities in a variety of academic journals, including Child Development and Developmental Review. Dr. Robb has also supervised community educational outreach efforts for KCET/PBS, helping parents and teachers to make the most of quality children’s programming. He was the recipient of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship, awarded to students for research on the relationship between children’s use of media and learning. Dr. Robb holds a B.A. in child development from Tufts University, an M.A. in psychology and a Ph.D. from University of California, Riverside.