Kevin Crowley is a professor of Learning Sciences and Policy at the University of Pittsburgh, where he also directs the University of Pittsburgh Center for Learning in Out-of-School Environments (UPCLOSE) and is a Senior Scientists at the Learning Research and Development Center. Crowley works in partnership with museums, community organizations, and other informal educators to develop innovative learning environments. Crowley’s group conducts learning sciences research in informal settings and develops new theories of how people learn about science, technology, engineering, and art.
For the most up-to-date info on Crowley's work, visit the UPCLOSE web site: upclose.pitt.edu
National Science Foundation (DRL 1906368). Climate Rural Systems Partnership (CRSP), $794,923, Crowley (PI), 2019-2023. Collaborative proposal with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, $1,254,205, Giarrantani (PI), Heller (Co-PI). Total: $2M.
William Penn Foundation, Supporting the Informal Learning Initiative, Phase II, Crowley & Knutson, 2019-2022, $600,000.
National Science Foundation, Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE). $14,395,147, 2007-2021. J. Bell (PI), Crowley (Co-PI), Garabay (Co-PI), Storkskeik (Co-PI).
William Penn Foundation, Supporting the Informal Learning Initiative, $365,670, Crowley, Knutson, Russell, 2017-2019.
National Science Foundation, Learning to See, Seeing to Learn: A Sociotechnical System Supporting Taxonomic Identification Activities in Volunteer-Based Water Quality Biomonitoring. $1,690,278, 2015-2018. Louw (PI), Crowley (Co-PI).
National Science Foundation, Climate Change Education Partnership-II: Climate and Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP). $5,600,000, 2012-2018. Elhich (PI), Crowley (Co-PI), & Horton (Co-PI). 2012-2018.
Knutson, K. & Crowley, K. (2020). Growing up with art: How interest, opportunity and support shape learning pathways of visual arts professionals. In Knutson, K., Okada, T., & Crowley, K. (Eds.) (in press). Multidisciplinary Approaches to Art Learning and Creativity: Fostering Artistic Exploration in Formal and Informal Settings. Volume 1, Routledge Research in Arts Education Series. Routledge.
Knutson, K., Okada, T., & Crowley, K. (Eds.) (2020). Multidisciplinary Approaches to Art Learning and Creativity: Fostering Artistic Exploration in Formal and Informal Settings. Routledge.
Knutson, K and Crowley, C. (2020). Engaging older adults in climate science education: Making the case for relevant, neighborhood-focused interventions In P. Hetland, P. Pierroux, and L. Esborg (Eds), A History of Participation in Museums and Archives: Traversing Citizen Science and Citizen Humanities. Routledge.
Steiner, M.A.*, Lyon, M., & Crowley, K. (2020). Museums that connect science and citizen: Using boundary objects and networks to encourage dialogue and collective response to wicked, socio-scientific problems. In P. Hetland, P. Pierroux, and L. Esborg (Eds), A History of Participation in Museums and Archives: Traversing Citizen Science and Citizen Humanities. Routledge.
Hecht, M.*, Knutson, K., Crowley, K., Lyon, M., McShea, P., and Giarrantani, L. (2020). "How could dinosaurs be so close to the future?": How natural history museum educators tackle deep time. Curator. 63 (1). 39-54.
Hecht, M.* & Crowley, K. (2020). Unpacking the learning ecosystems framework: Lessons from the adaptive management of biological ecosystems. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2(29).