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Lindsey McGowen

Research Scholar

Department of Psychology

Poe Hall 726


Dr. Lindsey McGowen is a Research Scientist, Applied Social and Community Psychology Program, Department of Psychology, North Carolina State University. Dr. McGowen’s research focuses on program evaluation for cooperative science and technology programs, particularly the outcomes and implications of cooperative research centers.  With over a decade of experience, Dr. McGowen has pioneered work on program sustainability for cooperative research centers. She serves as the Director of NSF-sponsored Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) Evaluation Project.  In addition to her work with the IUCRC program, Dr. McGowen has led or participated in program evaluations for the NSA Science of Security, NSF IGERT, USDA NIFA, and USDA NIFSI programs. Dr. McGowen received her B.S. in Psychology & Communication from Lewis & Clark College. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Psychology in the Public Interest from North Carolina State University.


Funded Research

PI, NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Evaluation ProjectNC State Univ., 2016-2019

Evaluator, NSA Science of Security Lablet, NC State Univ., 2014-2017


Ph.D. Psychology North Carolina State University 2012

M.S. Psychology North Carolina State University 2010

B.A. Psychology and Communication Lewis and Clark College 2003

Area(s) of Expertise

program evaluation, cooperative research centers, collaboration, science & technology policy evaluation, innovation studies