Staff

Western Michigan University

Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education (CRICPE)

Rachel Renbarger
Western Michigan University
Rachel Renbarger
ASCN Research Director

Dr. Rachel Renbarger became the Research Director in January 2021. She identifies as a former rural, low-income, and first-generation student from Oklahoma who loves traveling, reading, and eating good food. Her undergraduate degree was in Language Arts Education at the University of Oklahoma where she was also a McNair Scholar. She then became a teacher and has taught all age groups in a variety of settings. As a former teacher and university instructor, she will be joining the ASCN to help support the inclusion and dissemination of research-based educational strategies. With her PhD in Educational Psychology, her research works to address issues of access and equity in postsecondary education. This includes undergraduate as well as graduate education. As such, she is excited to collaborate with working groups to better equity in all realms and for all student groups. Follow her on Twitter: @Dr_Rachel_Ren


Carleton College

Science Education Resource Center (SERC)

Mitchell Bender-Awalt
Carleton College
Mitchell Awalt

Geoscience Assistant