Cassie Quigley
Department Chair and Associate Professor

Dr. Cassie Quigley is Department Chair and Associate Professor of Science Education in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leading at the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction at Indiana University in 2010. Prior to joining the School of Education at Pitt, she was an associate professor of science education at Clemson University. Currently, she works with in-service teachers on expanding their current pedagogical practices to include equitable approaches in science. Additionally, she examines the ways collaborative problem solving can be a tool for disrupting status in classrooms and a way to promote computational thinking skills for girls and students of color.

Her website can be found here.

Instructional Interests

Dr. Quigley teaches in the MAT and CASE program to certify elementary, middle, and high school students as well as teaching a variety of courses in graduate education programs. She also teaches STEAM courses for the STEAM Certificate Program (a part of the M.Ed Online Program)

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Quigley is working on several projects. One project is examining how to support girls and students of color’s occupational identity in STEM. She is working with seven school districts across Western PA to understand the instructional approaches that support this identity formation. Additionally, she is currently working with the MuseumLab and Manchester Academic Charter school to understand the learning implications of a middle school located inside a museum.

Selected Grants

  • Quigley, C., Godley, A., Boulder, T., Allegheny Intermediate Unit (2021). Strength Across Schools (SAS) Partnership: A Multi-District Collaboration to Develop Justice Focused Computational Thinking and Computer Science Curricular Materials for Middle School English Language Arts. National Science Foundation. $299,652.
  • Quigley, C.F., Owens, Aileen. (2021). Environmental Justice Pathway: Empowering Students through Agentic and Relevant Data Science. The Grable Foundation. $100,00
  • Quigley. C.F. (2020) Research to Practice Partnership: Knowledge-Building Partnership. Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. $70,001.
  • Owens, A., Burke, Q., Quigley, C.F. & Herro, D. (2019) STEAM Studio Model for Innovation: Building Robust Learning Ecologies and Pathways in Computer Science. Pennsylvania Department of Education. PAsmart Advancing Computer Science and STEM Grant. $500,000.

Featured Publications

Awards and Honors

Mascaro Center's Faculty Award in Sustainability, 2022

PA STEM Ambassador to the Department of Education, 2019

Engagement, Partnerships, and Professional Service

  • AERA Qualitative Research SIG Program Co-Chair, 2019-2022

  • SEEDS Board of Directors (2017-present)

  • Division of Innovative Leadership for the School of Education, 2020

  • Big Proposal Grants Program Member, 2020
Cassie Quigley


University of Pittsburgh
5145 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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