Welcome to the research website of Dr. Katherine P. Dabney.
Dr. Dabney conducts quantitative and qualitative research to advance STEM educational instruction and inform public policy. Her research team, The Early Science Education Research Lab, is dedicated to understanding early motivation, interest, and formal and informal educational experiences that influence scientific literacy, science achievement, and persistence in science-related career fields. This research is focused especially on underrepresented groups in STEM.
Katherine P. Dabney, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Science Education