Veronica Cassone McGowan, Ph.D.
Instructor and Research Scientist, School of Educational Studies
University of Washington Bothell
Veronica Cassone McGowan is a faculty member at the School of Educational Studies at the University of Washington (UW) Bothell and research scientist at the Goodland Institute for Educational Renewal. She received her doctorate in Learning Sciences and Human Development from UW where she worked as a graduate researcher for the UW Institute for Science & Math Education and the LIFE Science of Learning Center. Her research focuses on broadening participation in STEM fields, particularly K-12 engineering and science education, with a focus on connecting learning across settings in ways that incorporate learners’ everyday interests, identities and community knowledges as foundations for sociotechnical and socioecological learning. McGowan has a background in ecology and ecological modeling with over 20 years of teaching experience across K-12, informal and higher education settings.