School of Communication

Ellen Wartella

Department of Communication Studies

Ellen Wartella

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor of Communication, Professor of Psychology and Professor of Human Development and Social Policy
ellen-wartella@northwestern.edu
2240 Campus Drive
Frances Searle Building Rm. 2-148
Evanston, IL 60208
847-467-2750
Graduate Program: Media, Technology, and Society

Ellen Wartella researches the effects of media on children and adolescents, and the impact of food marketing in the childhood obesity crisis.

Education

Post-Doc Developmental Psychology, University of Kansas
PhD & MA Mass Communication, University of Minnesota
BA Communication, University of Pittsburgh

Publications

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

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)

Courses

Media and Children
Introduction to Media