Mac Cannady, Ph.D.

Research Group Director

Matthew A. Cannady provides leadership and support across projects within the Research Group. His work aims to explore the dispositions, practices, and knowledge that position youth for future success in science learning and to highlight ways that science can be marshaled for community advocacy. His work spans formal and informal settings to support equity and inclusion in STEM learning. Prior to coming to the Hall, he evaluated several formal and informal educational initiatives, including elementary engineering programs, pre-algebra curriculum and professional development of history teachers. He taught physics to high school students for several years after earning a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from Santa Clara University and before he received his doctorate in educational research, measurement, and evaluation from Boston College.