Rachel Baker

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Assistant Professor
School of Education
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2015, Economics of Education and Education Policy
M.A., Stanford University, 2014, Economics
Phone: (949) 824-2859
Email: rachelbb@uci.edu
University of California, Irvine
2060 Education
Mail Code: 5500
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Educational Policy, Inequality, Higher Education, Economics of Education
Fesler, L., Dee, T., Baker, R.B., and Evans, B. "Using Text as Data to Understand Gender Equity in Education. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, forthcoming.
Holzman, B., Klasik, D., and Baker, R.B. "Gaps in the College Application Gauntlet." Research in Higher Education, 2019.
Bahr, P. R., Fagioli, L., Hetts, J., Hayward, C., Willett, T., Lamoree, D., Newell, M., Sorey, K., and Baker, R.B.. "Improving Placement Accuracy in California's Community Colleges Using Multiple Measures of High School Achievement." Community College Review, 2019.
Li, Q. and Baker, R.B.. "The different relationships between engagement and outcomes across participant subgroups in Massive Online Open Courses." Computers and Education, 2018.
Baker, R.B., Evans, B., Li, Q., and Cung, B. "Does inducing students to schedule lecture watching in online classes improve their academic performance? An experimental analysis of a time management intervention" Research in Higher Education, 2018.
Baker, R.B., Bettinger, E., Jacob, B. and Marinescu, I. "The Effect of Labor Market Information on Community College Students' Major Choice." Economics of Education Review, 2018.
Reardon, S.F., Baker, R.B., Kasman, M., Klasik, D.J. and Townsend, J.B. "What levels of racial diversity can be achieved with socioeconomic-based affirmative action? Evidence from a simulation model." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2018.
Baker, R.B., Klasik, D.J. and Reardon, S.F. "Race and Stratification in College Enrollment over Time" AERA Open, 2018.
Baker, R.B. "Understanding College Students' Major Choice Using Social Network Analysis" Research in Higher Education, 2017.
Baker, R.B., Evans, B. and Dee, T. "A Randomized Experiment Testing the Efficacy of a Scheduling Nudge in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)." AERA Open, 2016.
Baker, R.B. "The effects of structured transfer pathways in community colleges." Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2016.
Reardon, S.F., Kasman, M., Klasik, D.J., and Baker, R.B. "Student Resources and Stratification among Colleges: An Agent-based Simulation of Five Mechanisms of the College Sorting Process." Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 2016.
Evans, B.J., Baker, R.B. and Dee, T. "Persistence Patterns in Massive Open Online Classes." Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Bettinger, E.P. and Baker, R.B. "The Effects of Student Coaching: An Evaluation of a Randomized Experiment in Student Advising." Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2014.
National Science Foundation, 2019-2024, $2,500,000 (Principal Investigator). Improving the Transition of Community College Students into University STEM Programs Through Cross-Enrollment
Mellon Foundation, 2018-2021, $1,115,000 (Co-Investigator). Next Generation Undergraduate Success Measurement Project
College Futures Foundation, 2018-2020, $42,000 sub-award (Co-PrincipaI Investigator). Effects of Associate Degrees for Transfer on BA Attainment
National Science Foundation, 2015-2020, $2,500,000 (Co-Investigator). Investigating Virtual Learning Environments
Other Experience
Assistant Professor of Educational Policy
University of California, Irvine, School of Education 2015—pres
Assistant Director of College Programming
The Steppingstone Foundation, Boston, MA 2008—2010
Special Education and Literacy Teacher
The Learning Center for the Deaf, Framingham, MA 2006—2008
Elementary School Teacher
Ejit Elementary School, Ejit, Majuro, Marshall Islands 2004—2006
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