National Toy Hall of Fame 2011 National Selection Committee

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

November 10, 2011

For Immediate Release

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

National Toy Hall of Fame® at The Strong®
2011 National Selection Committee

Joan Almon Coordinator, Alliance for Childhood

Michael Berenstain Author and Illustrator (The Berenstain Bears)

Stuart L. Brown, M.D. President, The National Institute for Play

Mary Couzin Executive Director, Chicago Toy and Game Group

Gary S. Cross, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor, Modern History, Pennsylvania State University

Tony Elam Game Collector and Chair, Houston Games Research Consortium; Executive Director, Rice Center for Engineering Leadership, Rice University; Principal, Elam Consulting

Judith Ellis Chairperson, Toy Design Department, Fashion Institute of Technology

Richard Gottlieb Principal, Richard Gottlieb’s USA Toy Experts

Claire S. Green President, Parents’ Choice Foundation

Clark T. King Game and Toy Collector

Eugene Metcalf, Jr., Ph.D. Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Miami University

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

Amy Rosenfeld Producer, ESPN

Dorothy Justus Sluss, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Early, Elementary, and Reading Education, James Madison University

Edwin J.C. Sobey, Ph.D. Northwest Invention Center

Timothy M. Stearns, Ph.D. Director, Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, California State University, Fresno

Brian Sutton-Smith, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania; Scientific Director, The Institute of Play

Marianne M. Szymanski President, Toy Tips Inc.

Marjorie Taylor Ph.D. Professor and Head of Psychology, University of Oregon

Bruce Whitehill Games Historian

Arthur Yorinks Writer and Director