Falk, J.H., Dierking, L.D., & Foutz, S. Eds. (2007) In Principle-In Practice: Museums as Learning Institutions. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press.
C. Yao, L. D. Dierking, P. Anderson, D. Schatz and S. Wolf. Eds. (2006). The Handbook of Small Science Centers. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press.
Dierking. L.D. (2007). Linking after-school programs and STEM learning: A view from another window. Position paper for the Coalition for After-School Science. New York, NY.
Dierking. L.D. (2007). Evidence & categories of informal science education impacts. (Ed.) A. Friedman. A Framework for Evaluating Impacts of Informal Science Education Projects. Washington, DC: National Science Foundation.
Recent Grant/Funded Work
NSF #ESI-0452419. The Impact of Informal Science on Girls' Interest, Engagement, and Participation in Science Communities, Hobbies and Careers: A Research and Dissemination Project. 2005-2008. Co-Principal Investigator.
NSF#ESI-0318868 In Principle, In Practice: The Second Annapolis Conference on Museum Learning. 2003-2006. Co-Principal Investigator
NSF #ESI-9801940 Adults Supporting Kids with Science (ASK with Science). 1998-2002. Principal Investigator.
Committees and Honors:
Doctoral Advisor for SMED
Member, University Outreach & Engagement Council
The study of learning in free-choice learning settings (with particular focus on museums)
Understanding the role of socio-cultural factors in free-choice learning
Research & development in family/ youth / community-based learning efforts
Investigating how to meaningfully engage under-served communities in free-choice learning (e,g., girls, low-income, and racially-ethnically diverse groups)