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Rebecca Natow, Research Affiliate

Rebecca Natow is an assistant professor of educational leadership and policy at Hofstra University. She is also an affiliate of the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR) and CCRC. Her research focuses on the creation and implementation of policy and government programs affecting higher education, with a specific focus on developmental education, performance-based funding policies, and the federal rulemaking process for postsecondary education.

Natow earned her EdD in higher and postsecondary education in 2013 from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she also received her EdM in 2008 and her MA in 2006. She also holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center. She is the author of the 2017 book, Higher Education Rulemaking: The Politics of Creating Regulatory Policy. Natow’s dissertation, entitled Making Policy in the United States Department of Education: The Political Process of Federal Rulemaking for Higher Education, received the 2013–2014 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Politics of Education Association and was a finalist for the 20132014 American Educational Research Association Division J Outstanding Dissertation Award.

In addition to her teaching and research, Natow's experience in higher education includes student affairs event planning, organizational policy analysis, benchmarking, internship program administration, and academic advising.