ROBERTA SCHOMBURG, PH.D.

Executive Director

Dr. Roberta Schomburg is the Executive Director of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College. Her background in child development and early learning led her to work with Fred Rogers beginning in 1982 on a project to support early childhood professionals who were using the Mister Rogers Neighborhood television program in their child care homes or classrooms. The work expanded to include various professional development projects at Family Communications, Inc. (now Fred Rogers Productions) From 2006-2014, Roberta was a Senior Fellow at the Fred Rogers Center. She and Senior Fellow Dr. Chip Donohue from the Erikson Institute co-authored the joint FRC/NAEYC position statement, Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Programs that Serve Young Children from Birth through Age 8. She was Vice President of the NAEYC Governing Board from 2010-2014. Roberta holds a Ph.D. in Administrative and Policy Studies from the University of Pittsburgh with a specialization in child development. She is Professor Emerita at Carlow University in Pittsburgh where she taught for 25 years and was an associate dean and director of the School of Education. She continues in her role as consultant to Fred Rogers Productions and is an advisor for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.

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