Megan Stutesman

Megan Stutesman

Megan Stutesman

Graduate Research Assistant

Applied Developmental Psychology: Embodied cognition, social cognition, social and emotional development, art education

Megan is a second 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 several 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 affective 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 students in West Philadelphia. Her current research interests include psychology of dance, embodiment, pretense, and art education’s impacts on social and 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