Educational Advisory Panel

Dorothy Singer, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Psychology
Senior Research Associate, Child Study Center
Co-Director, Yale Family Television
Research and Consultation Center
Co-Director, Zigler Center Electronic Media and Families Unit

Dorothy G. Singer is Senior Research Scientist Emeritus, Department of Psychology, Yale University. She is also Co-Director of the Yale University Family Television Research and Consultation Center; Fellow, Morse College; and Fellow of The American Psychological Association. She co-directs the Electronic Media and Families Unit of the Zigler Center. Her research interests include early childhood development and television effects on youth. She consults with parent groups, television industry personnel and government agencies concerning television and education. She has written and developed parent and teacher training materials for day care centers and media literacy materials for educating children to be critical users of television. In 2006, she was recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Gordon Berry

Gordon Berry is Professor Emeritus in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, and a faculty member for the Communication Studies Program at UCLA. Berry has served as a consultant and advisor to a variety of television programs developed in the United States and abroad, including; Captain Kangaroo, Fraggle Rock, Ghostwriter, Zoobilee Zoo, Name your Adventure and Barney and Friends. Berry also served as a consultant for the Discovery channel movie, The Leopard Son, and the HBO series, Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child. In addition, he was the senior advisor for the children's programs, Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids, Secrets of Isis, and Shazam. Berry is currently the senior advisor of children's programs for the CBS network. He received the certificate of "Honor" from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his "Outstanding contribution to the success of the Academy's Anti-Drug Special for Children." He has over 70 publications related to media, education, and counseling psychology, as well as numerous research reports. Berry's major areas of research relate to the study of media and social behavior and cross-cultural counseling psychology. Berry received a Bachelor of Science degree from Central State University, a Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin, and an Ed.D. degree in counseling psychology from Marquette University.