Megan Stutesman

Megan Stutesman

Megan Stutesman

Graduate Research Assistant

Embodied cognition, social cognition, social and emotional development, art education

Megan is a first year PhD student in Dr. Goldstein’s lab. She earned a BS in Psychology and a BA in Dance from the University of Washington in 2015. She then spent two years working as a professional dancer, teaching dance, and working with children on the Autism spectrum in Applied Behavior Analysis. In 2019 she earned a MSEd in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development from the University of Pennsylvania where her master’s thesis explored theory of mind and empathy across age groups. At the UPenn’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships she conducted program evaluation research on extracurricular programs for under resourced, majority-minority students in West Philadelphia. Her current research interests include embodiment, pretense, and art education’s impacts on social cognitive development.


MSEd in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development, University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education

BS in Psychology, University of Washington

BA in Dance, University of Washington