Michael Robb, Senior Director of Research
Michael Robb is senior director of research at Common Sense, overseeing our research program, evaluation of organization impact, and program development research. Michael has been involved in issues involving media and children for over 20 years. He has published research on the impact of electronic media on young children's language development, early literacy outcomes, and problem-solving abilities in a variety of academic journals. Michael also has supervised community educational outreach efforts, helping parents and teachers make the most of quality children's programming. Michael's work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and many other news outlets. Michael received his B.A. from Tufts University and M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from UC Riverside.
Michael lives in Connecticut with his wife, two sons, and dog, Charlie. His hobbies include hiking, cycling, racquetball, escape rooms, video games, and binge watching great TV shows. Since having kids, he's now perfecting the art of picking up toys, building obstacle courses with pillows, and napping. He and his wife sing showtunes loudly in the car (and their children definitely love this).