EMPLOYMENT: Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of California Riverside; UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow.

EXPERTISE: Diversity, equity, and Inclusion programming and evaluation; higher education leadership and governance; education policy; student success;  statistical analysis.

RAQUEL RALL is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the University of California, Riverside. Prior to that appointment she was a UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education where she earned her Ph.D. in urban education policy. She obtained Bachelor of Arts degrees in human biology and African and African American Studies from Stanford University. Her research is concentrated in two major areas: 1) leadership and governance of higher education and 2) equity.  Within these two areas, Rall strives to identify best practices to increase access to and success in higher education for traditionally marginalized communities and on bridging research and practice. She is dedicated to maximizing educational outcomes for communities that have traditionally had the least opportunities and uses her academic research to better understand and uncover the meanings and intricate characteristics of experiences, interactions, people, events, structures, and environments pertaining to postsecondary access and success for underrepresented and underserved student groups. Dr. Rall aims to understand the conditions that lead to and ultimately result in widespread change in education policy and the ramifications of this transformation on student experiences and outcomes.