Lauren Barth-Cohen portrait
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Physics And Astronomy
  • Associate Professor, Educational Psychology


  • BA, Physics, Smith College
  • PhD, Science and Math Education, University of California, Berkeley


Lauren Barth-Cohen (Ph.D. Science and Math Education, University of California, Berkeley) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah.   She also holds an Adjunct Associate Professor position in the Department of Physics & Astronomy. Dr. Barth-Cohen holds a BA in Physics from Smith College and previously held a post-doctoral position at the University of Maine and a Research Faculty position at the University of Miami. Her expertise is in Science Education, and her work cuts across the Learning Sciences and Physics Education Research (PER). Her research focuses on student and teacher learning in the physical sciences. In recent years, she has published in journals such as Cognition and InstructionPhysical Review-Physics Education ResearchScience EducationComputers and EducationJournal of Science Education and Technology, and The Science Teacher. Her work has received over three million in funding from the National Science Foundation.