Janet Coffey, Ph.D.
Janet Coffey is a program officer at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, with a focus on Science Learning.
Janet brings to the Foundation almost 20 years of experience in science education as researcher, teacher, and policy maker. Her research and teaching interests lie in science education at the intersection of assessment and student learning, primarily in the elementary and middle school years. She has also worked with physics and biology faculty to reform undergraduate science education. She has published and presented extensively in science education, received numerous grants from the National Science Foundation and recognition for teaching and graduate student mentoring. She recently was on the faculty at the University of Maryland, College of Education. Janet also taught middle school science and worked as a staff member at the National Research Council during the development of the National Science Education Standards.
She received both her B.A., in human biology, and her Ph.D., in science education, from Stanford University.