Rebecca Hinze-Pifer

Current Position: 

Assistant Professor, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, College of Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Rebecca Hinze-Pifer was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Center for Education Policy Analysis. Rebecca holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago (2017), an MPP from George Washington University (2011), and a B.S. in Astrophysics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2002). Her research focuses on the institutional structures and social forces impacting adolescent socioemotional development, with particular interest in the role of socioemotional learning in the reproduction of inequality. Prior to beginning her graduate education, Rebecca worked as a K-12 teacher for many years.