From bilingualism to urban education, Rebecca Lowenhaupt has focused her research on how immigration impacts school leadership. She studies the role that school principals—and culturally diverse students—play in supporting education reform. Her expertise spans social justice teaching and leadership and STEM teaching and learning.
Since arriving at the Lynch School in 2012, she has designed and taught nine new master’s and doctoral level courses within the Educational Leadership program. Her career in education began as a teacher for Nativity Preparatory School in Roxbury, Massachusetts continued as she taught in a bilingual school in Honduras. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard University and earned her doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Lowenhaupt has received funding for her work from the Spencer Foundation, the W.T. Grant Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. She serves as an assistant editor for the journal Educational Policy and has contributed to numerous scholarly articles and book chapters.
Her advocacy for education reform extends outside of academia. Since 2013, she has been a member of the Meaning, Identity, Institutions Group and an education strategy advisor for CoExist Learning.