Roberta Michnick Golinkoff}} Roberta Michnick Golinkoff holds the Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Chair in the School of Education at the University of Delaware and is also a member of the Departments of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Linguistics and Cognitive Science.
An author of 14 books and over 150 professional articles on early childhood and infant development, she founded and directs the Child's Play, Learning, and Development Laboratory (formerly called The Infant Language Project), which investigates how young children learn their native language. Among her projects is the creation (with Jill de Villiers, Aquiles Iglesias, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Mary Wilson) of a computerized language assessment for preschoolers called the QUILS: Quick Interactive Language Screener.
Her research has been supported by funding from national agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Institute of Education Sciences. Golinkoff served as an Associate Editor of Child Development, one of the premier research journals in her field, and serves on many advisory boards for organizations devoted to children's well-being and education. Golinkoff is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society.
Golinkoff also consults with toy companies, governmental bodies, children's museums and libraries, and other organizations. In addition, she is one of the founders of the Ultimate Block Party movement, an event that took place in Central Park to celebrate playful learning. It attracted over 50,000 people. Other Ultimate Block Parties were held in Toronto, Canada, and Baltimore, Maryland. Golinkoff does development work for childhood education company MindChamps. Provided by Wikipedia