Associate Professor of Economics, Montclair State University

Participation in DITE: Cohort 8 Fellow

Elizabeth Iris Rivera Rodas is an economist with expertise in urban educational policy. She holds a joint Ph.D. in Economics and Urban Educational Policy from Rutgers University, a M.S. in Social Research from Hunter College at the City University of New York and a B.A. in Economics from Barnard College, Columbia University. Dr. Rivera Rodas is an Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods and Sociology of Education in the Department of Educational Foundations in the College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University.

Dr. Rivera Rodas’s scholarly interests involve the economics of urban education, residential and school segregation, and structural educational inequities by race and ethnicity. Her current research, which is supported by a Racial Equity Research Grant from the Spencer Foundation, uses stratification economics to identify some of the structural and intentional processes within mathematics tracking for Latinx high school students and the impact these processes have on postsecondary enrollment, and completion in the STEM fields.