Alexis Lauricella
Ph.D., Founder of

Alexis R. Lauricella is a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Dr. Ellen Wartella at Northwestern University. Dr. Lauricella earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology and her Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University. Her research focuses on young children’s learning from media presentations and parents’ and teachers’ attitudes toward and use of media with young children. Dr. Lauricella is also the founder of, a website that translates child-development research for parents.