This post was written by Dina L.G. Borzekowski, Ed.D. Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Gerald Lesser was a wonderful, kind soul, who touched the lives of children (and families) all over the world. He passed away on Sept 23, 2010.
So many people who work in the world of Children and Media were trained directly and indirectly by Gerry. He taught the importance of merging education and entertainment. Also, he greatly valued how research could help shape how media is produced and received by children and adolescents. Gerry's work was imaginative and influential.
I was one of Gerry's last graduate students and feel incredibly lucky that I had him as a mentor, advisor, and friend. It is my hope that my own work can be a worthy tribute to his spirit. Lastly, I will try my best to use simple, declarative sentences.
>> Read Harvard's tribute article with an opportunity to comment on how Dr. Lesser influenced your own work