Oregon State University

Shawn Rowe

Shawn Rowe

Marine Education Learning Specialist, HMSC Visitor Center

Oregon Sea Grant, 2030 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97365-5229
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Shawn Rowe is serving as interim Sea Grant Education program leader and director of Sea Grant's Visitor Center at OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center. As a Marine Education Learning Specialist, Dr. Rowe engages in research on free-choice learning - the kind of learning people do outside classrooms and other formal education settings. He uses the Visitor Center as a laboratory to study learning behavior. Dr. Rowe has a background in applied linguistics (studying how people learn language) and developmental psychology in education, and holds a PhD from Washington University in St. Louis.

Current Sea Grant projects:

  • A team led by Dr. Rowe has received a a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support the creation of a free-choice learning lab at Oregon State University‚Äôs Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.
  • He works closely with graduate students in OSU's Free-Choice Science Learning Ph.D. and M. S. programs as well as in the Environmental Sciences and Marine Resource Management programs at OSU.

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