Russell W. Rumberger
Russell W. Rumberger is professor emeritus in the Gevirtz School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research has focused on such topics as education and work, disadvantaged students, school effectiveness, education policy, and school dropouts. He was director of the California Dropout Research Project and a member of the National Research Council’s Committee on Increasing High School Students’ Engagement and Motivation to Learn; he served on the panel of the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences that produced the Dropout Prevention Practice Guide. Rumberger is author of the book Dropping Out: Why Students Drop Out of High School and What Can Be Done About It. He received his PhD in education from Stanford University.