Faculty Feature of the Month

August 6, 2021 - Ireland Ingram

About Her Work:

Broadly speaking, Dr. Aladé’s research investigates how media and technology can be leveraged to support the positive, healthy development of children and families. Much of this work lies at the intersection of media effects, developmental psychology, and early childhood education, with a focus on young children’s learning from educational media. She also studies health messaging to parents with an eye towards developing effective campaigns and interventions that support children’s health and wellbeing. Her research has won top paper awards from the International Communication Association, and has been published in journals such as Media Psychology and the Journal of Communication.

Dr. Aladé is passionate about elucidating the ways that media and technology can be used to positively impact the lives of children and families. As a community-engaged scholar, much of her research is conducted in partnership with community organizations. She often engages in outreach activities, such as professional development workshops for educators and creating tip sheets for children's television producers, to make sure that her research reaches the people who need it most: parents, educators, and media creators.

Check out her faculty profile here!