Chief Learning Officer
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Katie McMillan Culp is the chief learning officer at the NewYork Hall of Science. She is a developmental psychologist with 20 years experience leading research and development initiatives and applied research studies focused on the design and implementation of innovative digital resources to support equitable, high-quality teaching and learning for young people. Dr. Culp’s work has focused primarily on leading collaborative, multidisciplinary teams to develop and study experiences, tools, and media that support deep and sustained science learning for middle-grade youth. Her research has been funded by the NationalScience Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S.Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences, the Intel Foundation, and the Joyce Foundation. Dr. Culp has also served as the director of research for the U.S. Department of Education-funded Regional Educational Laboratory for the Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI), and directed many program evaluations focused on technology-rich teacher development and student learning. Dr. Culp is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College (1988) and holds a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University (1999).