From school reform to urban education, Rebecca Lowenhaupt has focused her research on how immigration impacts school leadership. She studies the role that school principals—and other school and district leaders—play in supporting culturally diverse students. Her expertise spans social justice and instructional leadership and bilingualism. Since joining the Lynch School in 2012, she has designed and taught nine new master’s and doctoral level courses in the Educational Leadership program.
Lowenhaupt’s career in education began as a teacher for Nativity Preparatory School in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and continued as she taught in a bilingual school in Honduras. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard University and a 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 is as an assistant editor for the journal Educational Policy and has contributed to numerous scholarly articles and book chapters.
Lowenhaupt, R., & Theoharis, G. (Eds.) (2021). Parenting in the pandemic: The collision of school, work, and life at home. Information Age Publishing.
Lowenhaupt, R., & Scanlan, M. (2020). Lessons from the primary and secondary school context: Building capacity to support migrant and refugee students. In Editors: L. Unangst, H. Ergin, A. Khajarian, T. DeLaquil, & H. de Wit (Eds.), Refugees and higher education: Transnational perspectives on access, equity, and internationalization (pp. 275–294). Brill.
Lowenhaupt, R., Yammine, J., Morales, M., Andrade, P., Figueroa, A.M. ... Tesfa, E. (2020). Issue Brief: Connectivity and creativity in the time of COVID-19: Immigrant serving districts respond to the pandemic. Immigration Initiative at Harvard.
Spillane, J. P., & Lowenhaupt, R. (2019). Navigating the principalship: Key insights for new and aspiring school leaders. ASCD.