Hello! I’m Dana Sheridan (a.k.a. Dr. Dana), creator of Pop Goes the Page. I’m also the Education & Outreach Coordinator of the Cotsen Children’s Library at Princeton University Library. Cotsen offers a number of story times, programs, and workshops, many of which you will find on this blog.

I’m an educator, artist, writer, and mother of two. I received my Master’s and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia. My degrees focused on individual differences in learning and how children learn in informal, free-choice learning environments. Over the years, I’ve designed programs for a variety of institutions – a children’s hospital, special collections libraries, a historical society, a science center, and a major city zoo.

Our story time programs, projects, and posts wouldn’t be possible without the invaluable contributions of my stupendous and multi-talented assistant Katie. She’s cheerfully and expertly cut, stapled, glued, decorated, and posed her way through hundreds of projects. Yup. She rocks!

I’d also like to thank Michael Muzzie, Senior Web Developer at Princeton University for his fantastic guidance, troubleshooting abilities, clever workarounds, and willingness to pursue special requests such as floating glossary windows and thumbnail links.

Finally, three cheers for Michael LaRiccia, the talented artist who created the artwork for our header. Awesome (as always) Mike!