Ellen Ann Wartella, PhD

Professor; Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor of Communication; Professor of Psychology; Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University

Ellen Wartella is an internationally recognized scholar of the influence of media and technology on children’s health and development. She has authored or coauthored more than 200 publications in this area and has received various awards for her work including at Northwestern University the Ver Steeg career award, a Career Productivity Award from the International Communication Association where she is also a Fellow, the Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communication Association, a Distinguished  Alumni Award from the University of Minnesota, and an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from St. Vincent College. She was a member of the Sesame Workshop Board of Trustees and Chair of the Education Committee from 1996 to 2006 and from 2007 to 2017.