Dr. Carol R. Rinke

Assistant Provost for Student Success; Professor of Education


Carol R. Rinke is Professor of Science and Mathematics Education and Assistant Provost for Student Success. A former science and math teacher in New York City and beyond, she returned to graduate school to study the challenges of recruiting and retaining educators in hard-to-staff classrooms. Dr. Rinke teaches interactive courses in STEM methods that partner with local schools and community organizations to develop applied and authentic learning experiences. Dr. Rinke also maintains an active research agenda, exploring the intersection of the personal and the professional in teachers’ career trajectories. Dr. Rinke is the author or editor of 3 books, 24 journal articles, and 5 book chapters on teacher career development over the professional lifespan. She is also Co-PI for a Spencer Foundation educational research grant. 

Dr. Rinke has been instrumental in the development of a number of initiatives promoting an intellectual and inclusive climate across campus. She is a founding member of the Creating and Inclusive Community dialogues on addressing race and racism in the college classroom as well as the Marist Center for Social Justice Research (MCSJR), which constructs collaborative teams of faculty, students, and community members to conduct applied research in the community that addresses both disciplinary as well as local needs. Dr. Rinke has also engaged in a number of leadership roles at the College. She previously headed the Education Department and expertly guided the campus through the campus-wide Middle States reaccreditation process. Currently, Dr. Rinke holds an appointment as Assistant Provost for Student Success. 



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