Catherine Good

Mindful Education Lab

Dr. Good received a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Kansas in 1994 and an Ad Hoc Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in mathematics education and social psychology from The University of Texas at Austin in 2001. While a postdoctoral research fellow at Columbia University from 2001-2005 she developed a research program that focuses on the social forces that shape academic achievement, learning, motivation, and self-image, particularly for females in STEM disciplines. In particular, she studies the effects of stereotype threat and develops interventions to help students overcome its effects.  Specifically, she focuses on increasing students’ sense of belonging to STEM disciplines and fostering incremental views of intelligence as methods of combating the cultural stereotypes.