Lara Gengarelly

Lara Gengarelly
Associate State Specialist
Affiliate Faculty, Leitzel Center
Phone: (603) 862-2995
Office: Leitzel Center, Parsons Hall Rm N117, Durham, NH 03824

As a UNH Cooperative Extension Science Literacy State Specialist and Affiliate Associate Professor with the Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education, I coordinate and direct STEM education programs for youth and educators (formal and informal), secure grant funding to support statewide K-12 STEM education initiatives, promote partnerships and collaborations among UNH faculty and staff who work on K-12 STEM education initiatives, and carry out applied research in the field of science education, investigating factors that improve K-12 educators’ instructional practice and learners’ science literacy and attitudes toward STEM disciplines.


  • Ph.D., Plant Sciences, University of New Hampshire
  • M.S., Plant Sciences, University of New Hampshire
  • B.A., Biological&Biomedical Sci.Rel., Hampshire College

Research Interests

  • Forest Ecology
  • Teacher Attitudes
  • Teacher Effectiveness
  • Teacher training
  • The Science of Teaching and Learning