Dean's Biography and CV
On July 1st, 2017, Jennifer King Rice became Dean of the University of Maryland College of Education.
Jennifer King Rice is Dean of the College of Education and professor of education policy at the University of Maryland. Her research draws on the discipline of economics to explore education policy questions concerning the efficiency, equity, and adequacy of U.S. education systems. Much of her work has focused on teachers as a critical resource in the education process, and has examined the policies and resources needed to staff all schools with high-quality teachers. She has published numerous articles and book chapters and has served on the editorial boards of American Educational Research Journal, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and Education Finance and Policy. Her authored and edited books include Fiscal Policy in Urban Education and Teacher Quality: Understanding the Effectiveness of Teacher Attributes, winner of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education book award. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University. Prior to joining the faculty at Maryland in 1995, she was a researcher at Mathematica Policy Research. She has consulted with numerous policy research organizations and state and federal agencies on issues of school finance and education policy. She has been a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow, and a Visiting Fellow at the Urban Institute. She is a past president of the Association for Education Finance and Policy, and was recently recognized as a University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher.