Kathleen McGowan, MA, BA
Kathleen McGowan is passionate about expanding access to equal resources for all children. As a project analyst with Child & Family Policy at UMass Chan Medical School, she conducts extensive library research on a variety of project-driven topics. Additionally, she designs project-specific data collection tools and participates in oral and written reporting and presenting all project findings.
Before joining the Center, Kathleen worked at New York University’s (NYU) Steinhardt School’s Child and Family Policy Center. She supported the implementation of authentic assessment and developmental screening in preschool classrooms. She also conducted quantitative and qualitative data analyses as part of large-scale research projects, with the goal of improving education for preschool children and professional development for teachers and administrators. In prior roles, Kathleen coordinated and delivered behavioral health services to children and families.
Kathleen earned her master’s degree in applied psychology with a major in human development and social intervention at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Arizona State University.