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Expert Profile


Elizabeth McCullough






Position Type:



United States of America

Years in the field:

1 – 5 Years

Areas of Expertise

Education, Events, Outreach and Public Engagement, Partnerships, Project Management, Professional Development, Research & Evaluation, Strategic Planning, Volunteer Programs

I help scientists and other content experts communicate their knowledge to diverse audiences. My core experience is in training specialist volunteers and designing and running public outreach events with them. Prior to entering the museum field, I contributed to outreach efforts from the content expert side.


I hold a B.A, M.A., and Ph.D. in Linguistics.


My prior roles include:


Portal to the Public Manager

Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA)

· Strategic planning: Determined department’s priorities, assignments, and resource allocation in alignment with divisional and institutional goals

· Personnel management: Established more collaborative team practices while supervising 2 staff positions and 200+ volunteers

· Financial management: Created annual budget for department, and tracked and reconciled all departmental revenue and expenses

· Relationship management: Designed and implemented public programming with external organizations


Science Communication Fellowship Program Supervisor

Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA)

· Program management: Managed large-scale training and volunteering program, including goal setting and tracking and improving program materials and records

· Personnel management: Hired, onboarded, and supervised one staff position and 200+ volunteers

· Financial management: Budgeted and tracked program revenue and expenses and ensured timely delivery of grant-funded commitments

· Relationship management: Collaborated with internal teams and external organizations to arrange professional development training and public programming opportunities

· Teaching: Designed and facilitated workshops with internal and external groups about effective communication strategies


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

COSI & Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

· Project management: Managed large-scale multi-year quantitative research project, including design of instruments, training and supervision of 10 research assistants, and analysis of data

· Outreach mentoring: Advised undergraduate students conducting outreach and research activities with science center guests, and modeled outreach activities for colleagues at 2 national conferences

· Science outreach: Educated science center guests about language science concepts and ongoing research using interactive demonstrations and tailored explanations

· Research communication: Presented novel research results at 7 conferences and wrote 5 manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication

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