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Lynch School of Education

Rebecca Lowenhaupt

assistant professor
educational leadership and higher education department


Campion Hall, Room 205A



Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ed.M., Harvard University,
A.B., Harvard University

K-12 school reform, organizational theory, education policy, immigrant education, instructional and distributed leadership, leadership for equity


2010-2011, Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University

2009-2010 Spencer Dissertation Fellow, Spencer Foundation

2008-2009 Avril S. Barr Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Education

2008-2009 Graduate Scholar, University of Wisconsin-System Institute on Race & Ethnicity

Lowenhaupt, R. (in press). State policy and school capacity in Wisconsin’s New Latino Diaspora. In E. Hamann, E. Murillo, & S. Wortham (Eds), Revisiting Education in the New Latino Diaspora. Westport,
CT: Ablex.

Lowenhaupt, R. (2014) "The language of leadership: principal rhetoric in everyday practice", Journal of Educational Administration, Vol. 52 Iss: 4, pp.446 - 468 Online version here.

McKinney, S. & Lowenhaupt, R. (2013). New Directions for Socially Just Educational Leadership: Lessons from Disability Studies. In L. Tillman & J. Scheurich (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership for Diversity and Equity. Washington DC: American Educational Research Association.

Lowenhaupt, R. (2012). School access and participation: Family engagement practices in the New Latino Diaspora. Education and Urban Society.

Lowenhaupt, R., & Camburn, E. (2011). Changing demographics in the schools: Wisconsin’s new Latino diaspora (WCER Working Paper No. 2011-4). Retrieved from University of Wisconsin–Madison, Wisconsin Center for Education Research website:

Camburn, E., Kimball, S. & Lowenhaupt, R. (2008). Going to Scale with Teacher Leadership: Lessons Learned from a District-Wide Literacy Coach Initiative. In M. Mangin & S. Stoelinga (Eds.), Effective Teacher Leadership: Using Research to Inform and Reform (pp.120-143). New York: Teachers College Press.


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