Christy McGuireDoctoral Student
Graduate Research Assistant


Christy McGuire is in the process of both learning and un-learning.  She earned a PhD in cognitive and experimental psychology from Georgia Tech in 2001, and in 2017 returned to school for an EdD in social and comparative analysis in education at Pitt.  In between these schooling experiences, she served as an area director for Elderhostel (now Road Scholar) and research manager for Carnegie Learning.  She also co-founded an educational technology startup company, Tutor Technologies.  Currently, Christy is a graduate research assistant for Dr. Dancy at the Center for Urban Education and supports Kenny Donaldson with the Heinz Fellows program. Her volunteering revolves around education – as a category judge and co-chair for the Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair for the past 14 years, as member and occasional officer of the Kentucky Avenue School board for the past 8 years, and most recently as volunteer staff of the Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education.  She is particularly interested in learning with and from educators, scholars, and students around antiracist educational practices as well as in exploring humans’ various ways of knowing.