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Cognitive and Learning Scientist

Wendy C. Newstetter, a learning and cognitive scientist, is the retired assistant dean for Educational Research and Innovation in the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech. As an inaugural member of the Biomedical Engineering faculty, Dr.  Newstetter spearheaded the development of problem-driven learning (PDL), which was awarded the prestigious Gordon Prize for educational innovation by the National Academy of Engineering in 2019.


Ethnographic studies of organizations for technological or educational designs.

Ph.D. and M.A. Linguistics, Lancaster University, United Kingdom; B.A. Asian Studies, Colby College