Beth A. Richman, Ed.M. – Research Director

Beth Richman is an early childhood education expert, with a Master of Education from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. She has spent the past two decades of her career as a researcher and content specialist in the field of children’s media. Currently, Ms. Richman served as Research Director for Peg + Cat, a PBS KIDS educational series for preschoolers created by Billy Aronson and Jennifer Oxley of 100 Chickens Productions and produced by The Fred Rogers Company. In this role, she helped to ensure that young children could comprehend and benefit from the content and curriculum that served as the basis for Peg + Cat.

Ms. Richman conducts qualitative research with preschool and school-age children, parents, and educators, examining the efficacy of curriculum-based media. She previously served as Director of Development and Creative Executive for Scholastic Media, where she managed the development and production of new television projects, including MAYA AND MIGUEL for PBS. Ms. Richman also held several positions in the Education and Research Division of Sesame Workshop.

Ms. Richman is a contributing author to the book G is for Growing: Thirty Years of Research on Children and Sesame Street and has co-authored numerous articles and delivered a variety of presentations and guest lectures on issues related to creating educational television for children. She is also a Senior Advisor to Children’s Media Association, an organization committed to creating and distributing thoughtful, entertaining media to children and young adults.

Ms. Richman lives in Connecticut with her husband and their two daughters.