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Dr. Roberta Schomburg

Dr. Roberta Schomburg

Roberta Schomburg (Ph.D., Administrative and Policy Studies, University of Pittsburgh) is Professor of Education at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, where her titles also include Director of the School of Education, Associate Dean of the College of Professional Studies, and Program Director of Graduate Studies in Early Childhood Education. She is also a Fellow of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at Saint Vincent College.

Dr. Schomburg has presented, published and consulted widely on topics and issues in early childhood development. As a Child Development Consultant for Family Communications Inc. she worked closely with Fred Rogers beginning in 1982. She worked closely with Fred Rogers, particularly in developing the Mister Rogers' Plan & Play Book, for which she helped to create over 700 children's activities to accompany the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood program. In her continuing work with Family Communications, Dr. Schomburg has developed materials for early childhood professional workshops on the following topics: What Do You Do with the Mad That You Feel?; Challenging Behavior: Where to Begin; and Learning Discipline: Supporting Children through Relationships.

Read more about Dr. Schomburg at the Saint Vincent College website.