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Coffey, Ph.D.

Program Officer, Science Learning

Janet oversees the Science Learning portfolio of grants at the foundation. 

Previously, Janet was a College of Education faculty member at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research interests lie at the intersection of assessment and student learning in science education, and her work in this area has spanned from elementary and middle grades to undergraduate teaching and learning. Janet began her career in education at the National Research Council and also taught middle school science.

Janet has received numerous grants from the National Science Foundation and recognition for teaching and graduate student mentoring. Currently, she is on the board of directors of the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming science teaching and learning. She has also published and presented extensively in the science education field.

Janet received a B.A. in human biology and Ph.D. in science education from Stanford University.

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