E. Margaret Evans, Ph.D.

  • Research Scientist, CHGD
  • Lecturer II, Department of Psychology, College of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts
  • 1037EC North Ingalls Building
    300 N. Ingalls
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5406



Dr. Evans’ research focuses on the rapid and spontaneous learning that occurs in informal settings, from the home to the museum. Funding from the Spencer Foundation, the National Academy of Education, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health has made these studies possible. Most recently, in collaboration with diverse project teams from exhibit and software developers to human-computer interaction researchers, Dr. Evans and her colleagues have created four exhibits, on display in museums across the United States. These exhibits serve two interrelated purposes: (1) compelling informal learning experiences based on participants’ intuitive science concepts and (2) laboratories for investigating conceptual development and families’ science learning. In the Department of Psychology, she teaches Psych 351, Advanced Laboratory in Developmental Psychology.

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