LYNNE ZUMMO portrait
  • Curator of Learning Sciences, Natural History Museum of Utah
  • Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology

Research Summary

My research generates new knowledge around learning of contentious, science-related issues. Across contexts—from museums to the digital space to K-12 classrooms—I aim to shed light on the complicated social, cultural, and cognitive dynamics influencing learning of these issues. My ultimate goal is to inform experiences that support learners to use science to make sense of the world in ways that align with who they are, and, to draw on science within civic participation.