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Katie Headrick Taylor

Associate Professor of Learning Sciences and Human Development, University of Washington

Katie Headrick Taylor is Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences and Human Development at the University of Washington’s College of Education. She studies the digital literacy practices of children, youth, and families from geographically, racially, and socioeconomically diverse communities. As part of this research, she designs and studies digital, public-facing educational environments that support youth mobility and mapping, and that leverage technologies to engage young people in historic and civic processes that drive community change. Dr. Taylor’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Heising-Simons Foundation, and the Spencer Foundation and has appeared in The Journal of the Learning Sciences, Cognition & Instruction, Learning, Media, and Technology, and Review of Research in Education.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, University of Washington


  • 2013 
    Vanderbilt University , PhD