Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies
Dr. Raquel Farmer-Hinton is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies. She is a scholar of urban education and she currently conducts research on the college preparation of students of color in urban communities. For four years, Dr. Hinton conducted a mixed-methods case study of an urban, non-selective college preparatory charter high school, a project initiated while she was a Spencer Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Chicago. Thereafter, Dr. Hinton initiated a project examining the relationship between school size and students’ access to college preparatory and planning information in a large urban school district.
Recently, Dr. Hinton received a UWM Graduate School Research Award in order to start a new mixed-methods study on the best practices of urban, non-selective college preparatory high schools. Dr. Hinton’s research agenda also focuses generally on urban communities with a specific interest in urban school reform, after-school programs, and urban educational policy. Raised and educated in East St. Louis, Illinois, she is also working with three fellow scholars, also reared in East St. Louis, on a response to Kozol’s (1991) Savage Inequalities utilizing Yosso’s (2005)Community Cultural Wealth model.
Dr. Hinton received her B.S. in Psychology, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She previously held positions as a Spencer Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Chicago, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey, and a research associate at Westat in Rockville, Maryland
Farmer-Hinton, R. (2011). On being college prep: Examining the implementation of a "college for all" mission in an urban charter school. The Urban Review, 43(5), forthcoming.
Holland, N.E. and Farmer-Hinton, R. (2009). Leave no schools behind: The importance of a college culture in urban public high schools. The High School Journal, 92(3), 24-43.
Farmer-Hinton, R. (2008). Social capital and college planning: Students of color using school networks for support and guidance. Education and Urban Society, 41(1), 127-157.
Farmer-Hinton, R. and McCullough, R. G. (2008). College counseling in charter schools: Examining the opportunities and challenges. High School Journal, 91(4), 77-90.
Farmer-Hinton, R. and Holland, N. E. (2008). The influence of high school size on access to postsecondary information, conversations, and activities. American Secondary Education, 37(1), 41-61.
Farmer-Hinton, R. (2006). On becoming college prep: Examining the challenges staff members face in executing a school’s mission. Teachers College Record, 108(6), 1214-1240.