Dr Robert C. Titzer, Ph.D., an educator and researcher in the eld of infant learning and father of two beautiful daughters, currently lives in San Diego, CA. A decade ago, Titzer taught in the public schools in Guam and in Califor- nia after earning his teaching credentials from San Diego State University. Titzer completed a master of science degree from Penn State University and a Ph.D. in Human Performance from Indiana University where he worked in developmental psychology laboratories conducting theoretically important experiments related to infant learning. While a professor at Southeastern Louisiana University, Dr. Titzer’s fascinating research on multi-sensory reading during the infant and toddler years captivated the attention of parents, other researchers, and the media.
Dr. Titzer has become a recognizable expert in the area of infant learning and his work has been published in scienti c journals -- including the prestigious Psychological Review. He has spoken with thousands of parents around the country and demonstrated fun learning activities that they can do with infants and toddlers to stimulate brain development. Dr. Titzer has appeared on hun- dreds of TV programs and networks including Good Morning America, MSN- BC, CNN, Headline News, CBS This Morning, ABC World News Now, Knowl- edge TV, Real TV, Parenting Principles (on PBS), and The Learning Channel.
“My daughters learned to read as infants by watching our homemade reading videos. They were often at the babysitter’s house or sitting in a highchair eat- ing -- so it didn’t take away from any of their other activities. I was so amazed by how easily they learned to read words that I helped develop this video- tape so other babies could bene t. Now, other families can share this joy and amazement. Astonishingly, after viewing this video about two times a day for several months, many infants will learn to recognize these words when they see them in books or other locations.”
Dissertation Area: Infant Learning and Development
Dissertation Title: Infants’ Understanding of Transparency:
A Reinterpretation of Studies Using the Object Retrieval Task and Visual Cliff Minor: Statistics
Ph.D. in Human Performance (Defended in September, 1996)
Emphasis in Motor Learning Master of Science (December, 1990)
Single Subject Credentials in Math, Physical Education,
Social Studies and Speech
Multiple Subject Credentials in Elementary Education (June, 1988)
Minor: Physical Education Bachelor of Science (May, 1985)
Spokesperson (1997-present) - The Infant Learning Company.Creator of fun, stimulating products for infants and toddlers, based on infant research.
Consultant (2006-2007) - Private consultations with parents to craft fun, stimulating environ- ments for babies and toddlers; prepare parents and nannies to provide language-rich settings for infants and toddlers; provide fun, multi-sensory activities for babies and toddlers to help them learn logic, math skills, music, receptive, expressive, and written language.
Speaker (2005-2007) - Paid keynote speaker for corporations, baby expos and conventions.
High School and Middle School Teacher (2000-2004) - San Diego Uni ed School District. Math- ematics teacher at La Jolla High School and mathematics and social studies teacher at Marston Middle School.
Adjunct Faculty Member (1998-2000) - California State University at Fullerton. Instructor of graduate and undergraduate courses in child development and kinesiology.
Assistant Professor (1996-1998) - Southeastern Louisiana University. Director of the Infant Behavior Laboratory; infant researcher; taught undergraduate and graduate motor learning and graduate motor development courses; other faculty duties.
Developmental Training Grant Researcher (1996) - Indiana University. Conducted infant research, trained undergraduates to conduct research, attended and presented studies at seminars and conferences and audited classes.
Visiting Lecturer (1993-1995) - Indiana University. Instructor of motor learning laboratories, teaching methods, coaching, research, and activity classes. Supervisor of associate instructors and teaching assistants. Started the department’s rst electronic classroom. Initiated several courses.
Volleyball Club Advisor (1993-1995) - Indiana University. Named Advisor-of-the-Year by the Divi- sion of Recreational Sports. Advisor of the women’s team and the men’s team.
Associate Instructor (1991-1993) - Indiana University. Instructor of teaching methods, motor learning laboratories and activity classes.
Middle School Teacher (1991) - Wilson Academy, San Diego, CA. Teacher of mathematics at an inner-city school. Instructed 7th and 8th grade students in algebra and basic math.
College Instructor (1989-1990) - The Pennsylvania State University
High School Teacher (1998) - George Washington High School, Barrigada, Guam.
High School Teacher (1988) - Mira Mesa High School, San Diego, CA.
Elementary School Teacher (1987) - School of Creative/Performing Arts, San Diego, CA