Elysa Corin Ph.D.

Senior Researcher

Based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Elysa Corin is an education researcher who studies free-choice learning across contexts, including learning in the home, museums, parks, community-based organizations, workplaces, and schools. Her research focuses on learning science, as well as the environments, resources, and tools that support self-directed learning. An important driver of Corin’s work is improving access to learning opportunities by identifying and removing barriers faced by learners of different genders, races, geographies, and socioeconomics. She is interested in how relationships and partnerships among organizations can support learners of all ages in their communities. Corin holds a Ph.D. and an M.Ed. in Science Education from North Carolina State University, and an A.B. in Physics with minor concentrations in Astronomy and Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College.

Elysa’s expertise includes interest-driven science learning, mixed methods, and adult learning. Her favorite free-choice learning activities include stargazing, gardening, ceramics, and visiting National Parks.

Email: elysa.corin@freechoicelearning.org
Phone: (415) 779-5393