Andrew P. Minigan is the Right Question Institute’s (RQI) director of strategy for the Education Program. As a part of Andrew’s work with RQI he is a co-principal investigator (Co-PI) on a National Science Foundation funded research grant to develop a strategy so researchers, including doctoral students and faculty in higher education, can learn how to formulate better, more transformative research questions. He has facilitated learning experiences for faculty and doctoral students at Brandeis University, Northeastern University, the University of Connecticut, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Mt. San Antonio College, Citrus College, and the University of Prince Edward Island. Hundreds of faculty and students from around the country have participated in his active learning experiences, including a recent webinar for the American Society for Engineering Education.
From 2015-2018 he led RQI’s Million Classrooms Campaign, supported with funding from the John Templeton Foundation. Through the work of the campaign and by learning with educators in the field, he helped to scale up a pedagogical innovation on a global level. Now, students across all grade levels around the world are improving their own question formulation skills with a simple yet powerful strategy. In addition to scaling for impact, his work explores question formulation and its connection to curiosity, and Andrew has written on these topics for Education Week, Social Education, Educational Leadership, and PBS.
Andrew conferred an Ed.M. in human development and psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in psychology. He is currently a doctoral student at the Northeastern University Graduate School of Education.