Fashina Aladé, PhD

Fashina Aladé,

Assistant Professor

  • Advertising + Public Relations


Fashina (Shina) Aladé is an Assistant Professor of Advertising + Public Relations. Her work lies at the intersection of media effects, developmental psychology, and early childhood education, with a focus on young children’s comprehension of and learning from educational media. Her research has won top paper awards from the International Communication Association, and has been published in journals such as Media Psychology and the Journal of Communication. Dr. Aladé is the Assistant Editor for the Society for Research in Child Development’s Social Policy Report, and she has also worked with WTTW Chicago and MediaKidz Research and Consulting, Inc. on a variety of projects evaluating children’s television programs and online games. She earned her PhD at Northwestern University in Media, Technology, & Society, where she conducted research with the Center on Media and Human Development. She also holds an MA from Ohio State University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, both in Communication.

Research and Teaching

  • Children and Media
  • Educational Technology
  • Cognitive Development
  • Comprehension Models
  • Representations of Gender and Race in STEM
Contact Information

Comm Arts Sci
404 Wilson Rd Room 315
East Lansing, MI 48824