Mary Slowinski is an educator/consultant specializing in collaborative learning research and design. She received her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Learning Science from the University of Washington, completing the latter with a dissertation on communities of practice for educators.
Currently working with AC2 as Community of Practice Coordinator, she is also co-PI on Working Partners, a National Science Foundation research grant focused on industry/education partnerships. As a consultant, Mary has served as learning coordinator for two international faculty learning projects, facilitated groups both physical and online, developed and reworked curricular and learning materials based on learning science, and collaborated as an innovation coach to assist with scaling up innovations in technical education.
In addition, Mary is tenured faculty at Bellevue College where she currently chairs the Digital Media Arts program. She has also served stints at Bellevue as Director of Curriculum Design Services, lead for educational technology faculty development, and project lead for a campus-wide LMS migration that involved moving over 300 faculty and 9000 students to a new platform in three months.