Michelle Reininger

Michelle Reininger
Michelle Reininger

Assistant Professor (Research)

Michelle Reininger is an Assistant Professor (Research) and the co-director of the IES-funded Stanford Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Program in Quantitative Education Policy Analysis. After nearly a decade, Reininger recently stepped down as the Executive Director of the Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis (CEPA) allowing her to return to research and teaching. Her research has focused largely on the dynamics of teacher labor markets including preparation, recruitment, and retention. She is currently involved in multiple studies of the preparation and early career paths of teachers in the Chicago Public School system. Her work has been funded by the American Education Research Association, the Joyce Foundation, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the Spencer Foundation. A former chemistry teacher, Reininger received her PhD in the economics of education and an MA in economics from Stanford University and an MA in education policy from the University of Virginia. She is also the Resident Fellow in the Sally Ride house, an all frosh residence at Stanford.