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Blanca Rincón, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s): Educational Psychology and Higher Education
Office: CEB 329
Mail Code: 3003
Phone: 702-895-3787
Email: blanca.rincon@unlv.edu


Blanca Rincón is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Psychology and Higher Education Department in the College of Education. She received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of California at Irvine and her Ed.M. and Ph.D. in Education Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Rincón's research agenda is concerned with equity issues in higher education, with a specific focus on access and success for underrepresented and underserved students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and with support from the National Science Foundation, she has explored various factors impacting access to and persistence in STEM for women, low-income, first-generation and students of color including issues of climate, financial aid, and intervention programs.

Research Expertise

Access, retention, and success in higher education; STEM; Latina/o/x college students; Minority-Serving Institutions; Students of Color in higher education