Gerald S. Lesser

professor, early childhood dev, HGSE

Gerald Lesser’s interests are in child development, the effects of visual media on children, and the design of education programs ranging from television broadcasting to cable to videocassettes. He is also interested in the effects of different cultural backgrounds on the development of patterns of mental abilities of children. He was one of the principal architects in the creation of the PBS television series Sesame Street. He is currently consulting on the Palestinian-Israeli coproduction of Sesame Street. He received his PhD from Yale University.

Gerald Lesser’s interests are in child development, the effects of visual media on children, and the design of education programs ranging from television broadcasting to cable to videocassettes. He is also interested in the effects of different cultural backgrounds on the development of patterns of mental abilities of children. He was one of the principal architects in the creation of the PBS television series Sesame Street. He is currently consulting on the Palestinian-Israeli coproduction of Sesame Street. He received his PhD from Yale University.

Website
www.gse.harvard.edu