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Rebecca S. Natow

Assistant Professor · Higher Education Policy Expert · Researcher · Author

 

About Dr. Natow

Dr. Rebecca Natow, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at Hofstra University, is an expert in higher education policy and qualitative research methods. Dr. Natow has researched and written about federal and state higher education policies and policymaking processes and is author or coauthor of numerous writings including books, working papers, and scholarly articles. She is author of the book, Higher Education Rulemaking: The Politics of Creating Regulatory Policy, published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

 

Affiliations

Faculty Appointment

Professional Association Memberships

 

Education

Ed.D
Ed.M
M.A.

J.D.

B.A.

 

Research & Publications

Books

Rebecca S. Natow (2017). Higher Education Rulemaking: The Politics of Creating Regulatory Policy. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Kevin J. Dougherty, Sosanya M. Jones, Hana Lahr, Rebecca S. Natow, Lara Pheatt, & Vikash Reddy (2016). Performance Funding for Higher Education. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Kevin J. Dougherty & Rebecca S. Natow (2015). The Politics of Performance Funding for Higher Education: Origins, Discontinuations, & Transformations. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Academic Journal Articles

Rebecca S. Natow (2020). Policy Actors' Perceptions of Qualitative Research in Policymaking: The Case of Higher Education Rulemaking in the United States. Evidence & Policy.

Rebecca S. Natow (2020). Research Utilization in Higher Education Rulemaking: A Multi-Case Study of Research Prevalence, Sources, and Barriers. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 28(95)

Rebecca S. Natow (2020). Research Use and Politics in the Federal Higher Education Rulemaking Process. Educational Policy.

Rebecca S. Natow (2020). The Use of Triangulation in Qualitative Studies Employing Elite Interviews. Qualitative Research, 20(2), 160-173.

Kevin J. Dougherty & Rebecca S. Natow (2020). Performance-Based Funding for Higher Education: How Well Does Neoliberal Theory Capture Neoliberal Practice? Higher Education,80(3), 457-478.  

Rebecca S. Natow, Vikash Reddy, & Markeisha Grant (2020). Technology Use in Developmental Education: Experiences, Challenges, and Rationales. Community College Journal of Research & Practice, 44(10-12), 738-756.

Rebecca S. Natow & Kevin J. Dougherty (2019). Performance Funding as Neoliberal Policy. International Higher Education, 98, 7-8

Rebecca S. Natow (2019). Negotiated Rulemaking for U.S. Higher Education Regulatory Policy: A Process of Deliberative Democracy? The Journal of Public Deliberation, 15(1), art. 9.

Rebecca S. Natow (2019). Online Qualitative Data Sources for Federal Regulatory Policy Studies. American Behavioral Scientist, 63(3), 315-332.

Kevin J. Dougherty, Sosanya M. Jones, Hana Lahr, Rebecca S. Natow, Lara Pheatt, & Vikash Reddy (2016). Looking Inside the Black Box of Performance Funding for Higher Education: Policy Instruments, Organizational Obstacles, and Intended and Unintended Impacts. RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 2(1), 147-173.

Rebecca S. Natow (2015). From Capitol Hill to Dupont Circle and Beyond: The Influence of Policy Actors in the Federal Higher Education Rulemaking Process. The Journal of Higher Education, 86(3), 360-386.

Kevin J. Dougherty, Sosanya M. Jones, Hana Lahr, Rebecca S. Natow, Lara Pheatt, & Vikash Reddy (2014). Performance Funding for Higher Education: Forms, Origins, Impacts, and Futures. The Annals of the American Academy of Political & Social Science, 655(1), 163-184.

Kevin J. Dougherty, Rebecca S. Natow, Rachel H. Bork, Sosanya M. Jones, & Blanca E. Vega (2013). Accounting for Higher Education Accountability: Political Origins of State Performance Funding for Higher Education. Teachers College Record, 115(1).

Kevin J. Dougherty, Rebecca S. Natow, & Blanca E. Vega. (2012). Popular but Unstable: Explaining Why State Performance Funding Systems in the United States Often Do Not Persist. Teachers College Record, 114(3).

Selected Working Papers

Kevin J. Dougherty & Rebecca S. Natow (2019). Analyzing Neoliberalism in Practice: The Case of Performance-Based Funding for Higher Education. Centre for Global Higher Education Working Paper No. 44.

Rebecca S. Natow, Vikash Reddy, & Markeisha Grant (2017). How and Why Higher Education Institutions Use Technology in Developmental Education Programming. A Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR) Working Paper.

Sosanya Jones, Kevin J. Dougherty, Hana Lahr, Rebecca S. Natow, Lara Pheatt, & Vikash Reddy (2015). Organizational Learning by Colleges Responding to Performance Funding: Deliberative Structures and Their Challenges. Community College Research Center Working Paper No. 79.

Hana Lahr, Lara Pheatt, Kevin J. Dougherty, Sosanya M. Jones, Rebecca S. Natow, & Vikash Reddy (2014). Unintended Impacts of Performance Funding on Community Colleges and Universities in Three States. Community College Research Center Working Paper No. 78.

Lara Pheatt, Hana Lahr, Kevin J. Dougherty, Sosanya M. Jones, Rebecca S. Natow, & Vikash Reddy (2014). Obstacles to the Effective Implementation of Performance Funding: A Multistate Cross-Case Analysis. Community College Research Center Working Paper No. 77.

Rebecca S. Natow, Lara Pheatt, Kevin J. Dougherty, Sosanya M. Jones, Hana Lahr, & Vikash Reddy (2014). Institutional Changes to Organizational Policies, Practices, and Programs Following the Adoption of State-Level Performance Funding Policies. Community College Research Center Working Paper No. 76.

Vikash Reddy, Hana Lahr, Kevin J. Dougherty, Sosanya M. Jones, Rebecca S. Natow, & Lara Pheatt (2014). Policy Instruments in Service of Performance Funding: A Study of Performance Funding in Three States. Community College Research Center Working Paper No. 75.

Kevin J. Dougherty, Sosanya M. Jones, Hana Lahr, Rebecca S. Natow, Lara Pheatt, & Vikash Reddy (2014). Implementing Performance Funding in Three Leading States: Instruments, Outcomes, Obstacles, and Unintended Impacts. Community College Research Center Working Paper No. 74.

 
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Grants, Awards, and Recognitions

 

Richard P. Nathan Public Policy Fellowship, Rockefeller Institute of Government

2020-2021

Hofstra University Presidential Research Award Program

2020

State Higher Education Executive Officers Association's State Authorization Research Grant

2020-2021

Hofstra College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Faculty Research & Development Grant

2018-2020

Winner of Politics of Education Association Outstanding Dissertation Award

2014

Finalist for AERA Division J Outstanding Dissertation Award

2014

Teachers College Dean's Grant for Student Research

2010-2011

Teachers College Policy Reseearch Fellowship

2010-2011

Teachers College Higher & Postsecondary Education Program Endowed Fellowship

2010

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