Lynn Dierking Ph.D.

Principal Researcher

Based in Corvallis, Oregon, Dr. Lynn D. Dierking is a Principal Researcher at the Institute for Learning Innovation, and an Emeritus Sea Grant Professor of Free-Choice STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning in the Colleges of Science and Education at Oregon State University (OSU). Dr. Dierking is internationally recognized for her research in lifelong learning, particularly free-choice, out-of-school time learning, focusing on youth and families, living in low-income, culturally diverse communities, including urban and rural communities. Her research involves community-based participatory research, and she also has expertise in university-community partnerships, having led OSU’s Carnegie Classification process to be an Engaged University. Dr. Dierking publishes extensively and serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Museum Management and Curatorship, Afterschool Matters, and Connected Science Learning.

Lynn’s expertise includes STEM, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) history learning, longitudinal research, and family learning and program evaluation, in particular, focused on youth and families living in low-income, culturally diverse communities.

Phone: 443.223.0695
Address: 8100 NW Ridgewood Drive, Corvallis, OR 97330


Lynn Dierking’s CV