Carol R. Rinke

Marist College

Carol R. Rinke is associate professor of science and mathematics education at Marist College in New York and the Coordinator of the Marist Center for Social Justice Research. A former urban teacher, she returned to graduate school to study the challenges of recruiting and retaining educators in hard-to-staff classrooms. Her work focuses specifically on the intersection of the personal and the professional in teachers’ career trajectories. Dr. Rinke is the author of over 20 publications on teacher career development, in journals such as Teachers College Record, Teaching and Teacher Education, and Science Education. She is also the author of Why Half of Teachers Leave the Classroom: Understanding Recruitment and Retention in Today’s Schools and, with Lynnette Mawhinney, There Has to Be a Better Way: Lessons from Former Urban Teachers.