Aimée Dorr

Aimée Dorr

Professor Emerita


  • Professor Emerita
  • UC Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (2012-2017)
  • Dean, GSE&IS (1999-2012)


  • Ph.D., Psychology, Stanford University, 1970
  • M.A., Psychology, Stanford University, 1966
  • B.A., Mathematics, Stanford University, 1964

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Roles of electronic media and technology in children’s informal and formal education
  • Integration of technology into the K-12 and college curriculum
  • Media literacy
  • Research methods
  • Children and electronic media
  • Personality and social behavior in education

Select Publications

Dorr, A., Arms, E., & Hall, V.  (2008)  Developing the next generation of education researchers:  UCLA’s experience with the Spencer Foundation Research Training Grant.  Teachers College Record, Volume 110, Number 7, 2008, p. 1424-1457.

Dorr, A.  (2001).  Media literacy.  In M. J. Smelser & P. B. Baltes (Eds.), International encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences.  Oxford, England:  Elsevier Science Limited.

Schacter, J., Chung, G. K. W. K., & Dorr, A.  (1998).  Children’s internet searching on complex problems:  Performance and process analysis.  Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 49, 840-849.

Dorr, A., & Rabin, B. E.  (1995).  Parents, children, and television.  In M. H. Bornstein (Ed.), Handbook of parenting, vol. 4:  Applied and practical considerations of parenting (pp. 323-357).  Hillsdale, NJ:  Erlbaum.

Dorr, A.  (1994).  What constitutes literacy in a culture with diverse and changing means of communication?  In D. Keller-Cohen (Ed.), Literacy:  Interdisciplinary conversations. Cresskill, NJ:  Hampton Press.