Professor; Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor of Communication; Professor of Psychology; Professor of Human Development and Social Policy
Ellen Wartella researches the effects of media on children and adolescents, and the impact of food marketing in the childhood obesity crisis.
- Post-Doc Developmental Psychology, University of Kansas
- PhD & MA Mass Communication, University of Minnesota
- BA Communication, University of Pittsburgh
- E. Wartella, A. Lichtenstein and C. Boone , Eds. (2010) Front of Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Institute of Medicine. Washington DC: National Academies Press.
- Wartella, E., Richert, R. and Robb,M. (2010) Babies, Television and Videos: How Did We Get Here? Developmental Review, 30(2) pp. 116-127.
- J.G. Fender, R. Richert, M. Robb and E. Wartella (2010) Parent Teaching Focus and Toddlers: Learning from and Infant DVD. Infant and Child Development, 19, pp. 613- 627.
- Richert, R., Robb,M., Fender, J.and Wartella, E (2010) World learning from baby videos. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 164(5). Doi: 10.1001/ archpediatrics.2010.24.
Awards and Honors
- B. Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award, International Communication Association, May, 2015.
- Senior Scholar Award, Children Adolescents and Media Division, International Communication Association, June, 2013.
- Wayne Danielson Award for Distinguished Contributions to Communication Research, College of Communication, University of Texas at Austin, 2012.
- Applied Public Policy/Research Award, International Communication Association, 2012.
- National Associate, National Research Council of the National Academies, 2011
- Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
- Fellow, International Communication Association and Distinguished Scholar, National Communication Association. Inaugual Fellow of the Fred Rogers Center (2009-2010)
Recent Grants and Funding
- National Science Foundation funding for Children’s Digital Media Center (2001-2011)
- Media and Children
- Introduction to Media