Cognitive Scientist | Educator | Author

Cognitive Scientist & Former K-12 Teacher

Pooja K. Agarwal, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor, Cognitive Scientist, & Former K-12 teacher. She has conducted research on learning for more than 15 years and is the Founder of

Assistant Professor, Cognitive Scientist, & Former K-12 Teacher

Pooja K. Agarwal, Ph.D. is an expert in the field of cognitive science, passionate about bridging gaps between education and the science of learning. Her book, Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning, features teaching strategies based on her research in K-12 public schools for more than 15 years.

Pooja is an Assistant Professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, teaching psychological science to exceptional undergraduate musicians. She is also the Founder of, a hub of research, resources, and teaching strategies based on the science of learning. In addition, Pooja serves as a consultant and facilitates professional development workshops on the science of learning around the world. 

Pooja's research has been published in leading peer-reviewed psychology journals; featured in the New York Times, Education Week, and Scientific American; and highlighted in numerous books, podcasts, and videos. She received her Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, under the mentorship of distinguished memory scholar Henry L. Roediger, III.


Features in press, books, and podcasts include:

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Research support provided by:

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