Kelly Riedinger, PhD is a Senior Researcher at Oregon State University’s Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning, XAL's Research Evaluation Partner. Before working at CRL, Kelly served as the Director of Research and Evaluation for a STEM education consulting firm where she oversaw the full range of evaluation projects and ongoing research studies. Prior to this, Kelly was an assistant professor of science education in the Watson College of Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. While Kelly was completing her Ph.D., she served as a graduate research assistant and then research associate on the NSF-funded Project Nexus initiative. Kelly has also taught middle and high school oceanography, physical science, and Earth science and worked as an educator at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.
Kelly has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with a focus on science education from the University of Maryland, College Park; a M.S. degree in Oceanography from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia; and a B.A. degree in Biology from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.