Meagan Pollock is dedicated to educating and empowering others to succeed. Her personal goal is to improve equity, access, and diversity in education and the workplace.
Dr. Meagan Pollock is the Director of Professional Development for the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity. For NAPE, Meagan develops programs and products that help educators improve equity in the classroom, ultimately to increase the participation of women and minorities in high demand, high wage careers.
Meagan is a former National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, with a Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Purdue University. Meagan worked as an engineer for Texas Instruments, including three co-op rotations, before returning to school to earn her doctorate. She has earned a B.S. in Computer Science, with a minor in Math, from Texas Woman’s University (graduated cum laude and from the Honors Scholar Program), and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University as a part of the Program for Semiconductor Product Engineering.
As a consultant, Meagan has enjoyed working for both the non-profit and private sector developing curriculum, programs, and conducting research. Meagan has been designing and facilitating professional development workshops for counselors and educators on topics of engineering, STEM*, and gender equity since 2008, for organizations such as High Tech High Heels and the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (her now full-time employer). In addition, Meagan has developed integrated STEM curriculum for Learning.com, and Scientific Minds, and worked as a research consultant for Texas Instruments Education Technology in exploring the K-12 Engineering Education market opportunities.
As a researcher, Meagan’s current work is focused on closing the gender gap in engineering, improving STEM career counseling, equipping STEM professionals to be role models, and equity training for educators. Review Meagan’s publications.
Outside of her academic and professional pursuits, Meagan is an athlete and traveler, too. Meagan lives in Dallas, Texas with her Mauxie dog, Dodi, where she enjoys powerlifting, gardening, and cycling.
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*STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics