Rosemarie T. Truglio is the senior vice president of curriculum and content at Sesame Workshop. Truglio is responsible for the development of the interdisciplinary curriculum on which Sesame Street is based and oversees curriculum and content development for all Sesame Workshop co-productions around the world. This includes the development and review of content across all media platforms and products.
Previously, Truglio oversaw all educational research pertaining to program development, the results of which informed both the production and creative decisions for how to enhance the entertaining and educational components of linear and interactive content. Since March 2009, she has also overseen the educational content for The Electric Company that airs on PBS Kids. Truglio co-edited G is for Growing: Thirty Years of Research on Children and Sesame Street, published in 2001 by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Before joining Sesame Workshop in 1997, she was an assistant professor of communication and education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Through her research, she investigated the effects of television on the cognitive and social development of children and adolescents. She has written numerous articles in child and developmental psychology journals and presented her work at national and international conferences. Truglio has appeared on numerous broadcast, cable, and radio news and talk programs, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN Headline News, Showbiz Tonight, NPR’s Morning Edition, and has been interviewed by reporters from a variety of national newspapers and news agencies.
Truglio currently serves on several advisory boards including the PBS KIDS Next Generation Media; PlayAbility Scale Board/Parent’s Choice Foundation; The Ultimate Block Party/Learn Now; and an NSF REESE grant titled Collaborative Research: Using Educational DVDs to Enhance Preschooler’s STEM Education. She previously served on the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council, the Children’s Digital Media Center Advisory Board, and the National Association for Media Literacy Education.
Truglio received a doctoral degree in developmental and child psychology from the University of Kansas and a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Douglass College, Rutgers University. She received distinguished alumni awards from Douglass College in 2005 and the University of Kansas in 2013.