Blanca Rincón

Assistant Professor


Title:

Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs

Academic Degrees:

Ph.D., Education Policy Studies University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ed.M., Education Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.A., Sociology, University of California at Irvine

Areas of Expertise:

Underrepresented Students in STEM

Diversity in Higher Education

Latinos in Education

Biography:

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.

Selected Publications:

Rincón, B. & George-Jackson, C. E. (2014). STEM intervention programs: Funding practices and challenges. Studies in Higher Education, 1-16. doi:10.1080/03075079.2014.927845

George-Jackson, C.E., Rincón, B. & G. Martinez, M. (2012). Low income students in Engineering: Considering financial aid and differential tuition. Journal of Student Financial Aid, 42(2), 4-24.

George-Jackson, C.E. & Rincón, B. (2012). Increasing sustainability of stem intervention programs through evaluation. ASQ Higher Education Brief (Special Issue on STEM), 5(1).

Muñoz, J., & Rincón, B. (2015). Unpacking the layers: Financial aid and Latino high school students’ postsecondary plans. In M. Ceja & P. Perez (Eds.), Latina and Latino college access and choice: Critical findings and theoretical perspectives for a changing demographic. New York, NY: Routledge.

Selected Presentations:

Rincón, B. (2015, April). Departmental Level Racial Discrimination: Latino Math Majors. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.

Rincón, B. (2015, April). Creating a Climate for Success?: Does Racial Composition Matter for Undergraduate Latina/o STEM Retention? Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.

Rodriguez, S. & Rincón, B. (2015, April). Exploring the Intersection of Race and Gender in STEM for Latina Science Identity Development. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.

Muñoz, J.,Rincón, B. (2015, April). Higher Education Access and Choice for Latino Students: Critical Findings and Theoretical Perspectives. Symposium presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.

Muñoz, J., Castro, E.L. & Rincón, B. (2014, April). Differential Impact? A Critical Race Analysis of Low-income Students of Color within Tuition Differential Majors. Round table presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, PA.

Grants:

Castillo-Montoya, M., Fernández, E., & Reyes, D., Rincon, B. (August 2015). Latinos in Education Foco—a community of scholars dedicated to the advancement of Latinos in education. El Instituto Grant, University of Connecticut. The authors contributed equally to the writing and execution of this grant and the order of authorship does not reflect the individual contributions of each author. Awarded: $1,500

Honors/Awards:

2015                Division J Emerging Scholar, American Educational Research Association

2014                Vice Provost In-Residence, Pre-doctoral Fellow at the University of Connecticut, El Instituto

Associations:

Affiliate Faculty, El Instituto at the University of Connecticut

American College Personnel Association

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education

American Educational Research Association

Association for the Study of Higher Education

 

Blanca Rincon
Contact Information
Emailblanca.rincon@uconn.edu
Phone860 486 1346
Mailing AddressDept. of Educational Leadership, Unit 3093 Storrs, CT 06269-3093
Office LocationGentry 240E
CoursesEDLR-5102: Assessment, Evaluation, and Research in Student Affairs I, EDLR-5103: Assessment, Evaluation, and Research in Student Affairs II, EDLR-5177: The College Student