Profile: Rebecca Lowenhaupt
Dr. Lowenhaupt’s research investigates educational policy and leadership in the context of immigration. She studies school reform in relation to shifting immigration patterns and student demographics and a changing policy climate for English Language Learners (ELLs). Drawing from multiple methods of empirical research, including survey methods, social network analysis, and interviews, her research explores leadership practice in schools adapting to support an influx of language learners. New lines of research include studies on family engagement practices and instructional leadership. A former middle-school teacher, she holds degrees from Harvard University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University with the Distributed Leadership Study. Her scholarship has appeared in several academic journals, including the American Education Research Journal, Education & Urban Society and the Journal of Educational Administration. She has received funding for her research from the Spencer Foundation and the National Science Foundation.