Dana Sheridan

Cotsen Outreach Coordinator

Dana Sheridan arrived at Princeton University in 2006. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia. While her academic career focused on how children learn in informal, out-of-school environments, her professional passion has always been the design of dynamic hands-on programs for children. She has designed programs for patients at the University of Virginia's Children's Hospital, developed tours for UVa's Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, and coordinated programs at the Virginia Discovery Museum. Dana has been a guest lecturer at literary societies, children's literature classes, and education courses. Additionally, she has served as a consultant for children's programs and exhibitions developed by a variety of institutions, including the National Park Service, the Princeton Center for Complex Materials, the Historical Society of Princeton, and the Philadelphia Zoo.
Office Location:
Rare Books and Special Collections, Cotsen Children's Library, Firestone Library
email: danas@princeton.edu Phone Number: 609-258-2697

Selector Subject Areas:

  • Free-choice, self-directed learning environments
  • Hands-on learning
  • Individual differences in learning
  • Innovative interdisciplinary literacy approaches

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