Assistant Professor of the Practice; Managing Director of the Center for International Higher Education
Rebecca Schendel studies the impact of higher education on human development in resource-poor contexts, with an emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. She is particularly interested in teaching and learning within universities, including the role of faculty development initiatives and the links between curricular and pedagogical choices and student success.
Prior to her arrival at Boston College, Rebecca was a Lecturer in Education and International Development at the UCL Institute of Education (UK), where she helped to run the MA program in Educational Planning, Economics and International Development and also served as the Teaching & Learning Lead for the BA program in Education Studies. Rebecca has also worked at Orphans of Rwanda (a university scholarship program based in Kigali, Rwanda), in the Study Abroad Office at the University of Maryland-College Park and at the Institute of International Education in Washington, DC.