Lisa Guernsey

Director, Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation

Lisa Guernsey is director of the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation, where she focuses on how to create and scale up the best learning environments for children in their early years, from infancy through third grade. She is the editor of the Early Ed Watch blog and has been writing about education, technology and social science for nearly 15 years as a staff writer at the New York Times until 2002 and at the Chronicle of Higher Education in the mid-1990s. Her most recent book is Into the Minds of Babes: How Screen Time Affects Children From Birth to Age 5, published by Basic Books in 2007. Ms. Guernsey holds a master's degree in English/American Studies and a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Virginia.