Short Personal Bio
Dr. Rachel L. Renbarger (@Dr_Rachel_Ren) is a former high school English, creative writing, and psychology teacher in rural America. With her PhD in Educational Psychology, her research interests include best practices in providing supports for high-achieving and underserved student groups in K-12 and postsecondary settings (i.e., first-generation, low-income, Black, Latinx) using asset-based frameworks. Additionally, she performs evaluations of programs related to faculty and student programs within educational settings. She is proficient in qualitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs.
Topic Areas: Demonstrating impact, Diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice, Teaching evaluation / changing teaching evaluation practices
Audiences: Instructors, Higher education administrators, Teaching and learning center staff, Graduate students, Postdoctoral researchers
Contexts / Institutional Types: R1, R2, Public, Private, 4-year