Middaugh, Ellen


Ph.D.  Human Development and Education, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education

B.A.  Psychology, George Washington University


Ellen Middaugh, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Development in the Lurie College of Education at San José State University. Her research focuses on the influence of varied social contexts on youth civic identity development and on the implications of digital media for positive youth development. 

Recent publications include U Suk! Participatory media and youth experiences with political discourse in Youth & Society (Middaugh, Bowyer & Kahne, 2016), The Social and Emotional Components of Gaming (Middaugh, 2016) and Youth comprehension of political messages in YouTube videos  (Bowyer, Kahne & Middaugh, 2015).  She previously served as Research Director for the Mills College Civic Engagement Research Group. 


Email:  ellen.middaugh@sjsu.edu