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In 2001, she co-edited G is for Growing: 30 Years of Research on Sesame Street and Children, a collection of research studies on Sesame Street's effectiveness as an educational show.
Dr. Truglio assesses the role of television in the socialization and education of children. This research has been the focus of her career. During her 8 years with Sesame Street, she has helped to ensure that the creative process always embraces the major curriculum points in a safe, sensitive, responsible, and age-appropriate manner. Dr. Truglio is a widely published expert on child development, whose articles appear in child and developmental psychology journals. A former Assistant Professor of Communication and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, Dr. Truglio also serves on the Advisory Board of the Children's Digital Media Center, Alliance for a Media Literate America, and The Council on Excellence in Children's Media at Annenberg School of Communication.