Megan Powell Cuzzolino, Ed.D. is the Senior Project Manager for the Next Level Lab, a research group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education that brings together expertise in cognitive science, neuroscience, the learning sciences and innovative learning design and technology to address emerging and urgent issues in K-12 and workforce development. As a doctoral student, Megan’s research focused on the emotion of awe and its role in scientific learning and discovery; previously, she was a K-8 science teacher and a Science Education Analyst at the National Science Foundation. Megan holds an Ed.D. and Ed.M. in Human Development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and an A.B. in Psychology from Harvard College.
Scientists and science communicators often believe that hearts and minds could be changed about complex scientific issues if only the public had access to more, and better, information. Yet evidence indicates that this is not the case.