Blanca Rincon
Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs

Dr. Rincón is an assistant professor of higher education and student affairs in the Educational Leadership Department at the Neag School of Education. She received her bachelor’s in Sociology from the University of California at Irvine and her master’s and doctorate in Education Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to her appointment as an assistant professor, she served as the 2014-2015 predoctoral fellow with El Instituto and the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. Her research agenda is concerned with equity issues in higher education, with a specific focus on access and success for underrepresented and underserved students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and with support from the National Science Foundation, she has explored various factors impacting success in STEM for women, low-income, first-generation and students of color including issues of climate, financial aid, and intervention programs.