Senior Vice President of Global Education, Sesame Workshop
Dr. Charlotte Frances Cole, Senior Vice President of Global Education at Sesame Workshop in New York, oversees the nonprofit’s company-wide global strategies and leads the development of all curriculum and research around Sesame Workshop’s international projects. Working with educators and production teams throughout the world, she has most recently been engaged in projects in Bangladesh, Colombia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, South Africa, and West Bank/Gaza.
Prior to joining the Workshop, Dr. Cole worked as a Senior Researcher at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston on a longitudinal study of families of children with acute and chronic illness funded by the National Institutes of Health. She has also served as a consultant to the Harvard Institute for International Development on several child-health projects in Thailand.
Dr. Cole received her doctorate in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. Her teaching experience includes serving as a course instructor at Boston College (Newton, Massachusetts), Lesley College (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (Terre Haute, Indiana) in the United States. She has worked as a board member for several community-service organizations including the Council on Domestic Abuse in Terre Haute, Indiana, Oxford Academy in Westbrook, Connecticut and NetAid in New York. She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Children and Media and served as the publication’s founding Review and Commentary Editor.
When she is not looking for lost luggage, she enjoys life with her family in New York City.