Roberta Michnick Golinkoff
Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Education, Psychology, and Linguistics and Cognitive Science


  • Cognition and brain development
  • Early childhood and preschool
  • Language acquisition

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff is the Unidel H. Rodney Sharp professor of education, psychology, and linguistics and cognitive science at the University of Delaware and director of The Infant Language Project and the Shape Up! Lab. She won the America Psychological Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 2009 and the Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society in 2011. She is the 2011 recipient of the Frances Alison Faculty Award from the University of Delaware, the highest honor bestowed upon a faculty member. In 2015, she will accept the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science. She recently was named a distinguished scientific lecturer by the American Psychological Association. In addition to over 150 journal publications and book chapters, she has authored 12 books and monographs. With her longstanding collaborator Kathy Hirsh-Pasek of Temple University, she co-founded the Ultimate Block Party movement to celebrate the science of learning. She is also co-founder of LearnNow, a website designed to give away the science of learning.