National Toy Hall of Fame 2012 National Selection Committee

Natonal Toy Hall of Fame News Release
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700

November 15, 2012

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Trien, 585-410-6359,
Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

National Toy Hall of Fame 2012
National Selection Committee

Joan Almon
Alliance for Childhood 

Anthony D. Pellegrini, PhD
Professor of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota

Michael Berenstain
Author and Illustrator


Gerard   J. Puccio, PhD
Chairperson and Professor
International Center for Studies in Creativity
Buffalo State 

Stuart L. Brown,   MD
National Institute for Play

Amy Rosenfeld

Mary Couzin
Executive Director
Chicago Toy and Game Group  

Deborah Ryan
Chairperson, Toy Design Department
Otis College of Art and Design

Gary S. Cross, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Modern History


Dorothy Justus Sluss, PhD
Associate Professor
Early, Elementary, and Reading Education
James Madison University

Tony Elam
Game Collector and Chair,
Houston Games Research Consortium

Executive Director, Rice Center for Engineering Leadership,
Rice  University

Principal, Elam Consulting


Edwin J.C. Sobey, PhD
Northwest Invention Center  


Judith Ellis
Chairperson, Toy Design Department
Fashion Institute of Technology

Timothy M. Stearns, PhD
Director, Lyles Center for
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
CaliforniaStateUniversity,   Fresno 

Jeff Gomez
Starlight Runner Entertainment

Brian Sutton-Smith, PhD 
Professor Emeritus
University of Pennsylvania 

Richard Gottlieb
Richard Gottlieb’s USA Toy Experts

Marianne M. Szymanski
Toy Tips Inc. 

Claire S. Green
Parents’ Choice Foundation 

Marjorie Taylor, PhD
Professor and Head of Psychology
University of Oregon

Clark T. King
Game and Toy Collector

Bruce Whitehill
Games Historian 

Eugene Metcalf, Jr., PhD
Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Arthur Yorinks
Writer and Director