Stephani L. Wrabel (she/her) is a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. She is interested in the design and effectiveness of federal and state policy and the ways policy varies across state and local contexts. Her research focuses on K-12 education and military-connected youth and families.
Wrabel has particular expertise in standards-based accountability policy, student mobility, and social emotional learning. Some of her ongoing work includes a multi-year study of social-emotional learning partnerships serving elementary school students in schools and out-of-school time programs and a multi-year investigation of a residential, quasi-military program for youth experiencing difficulty in traditional high schools.
She earned her Ph.D. in urban education policy from the University of Southern California. She also holds an M.Ed. from the University of Florida and a B.A. from Boston University.
Meadows, Sarah O., Stephanie B. Holliday, Wing Chan, Stephani L. Wrabel, Margaret Tankard, Dana Schultz, Chris M. Busque, Felix Knutson, Leslie A. Payne, and Laura L. Miller, Air Force Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Programs and Services: Contributions to Airman and Family Resilience and Readiness, (RR-2670), 2019
Wrabel, Stephani L., Laura S. Hamilton, Anamarie A. Whitaker, and Sean Grant, Investing in Evidence-Based Social and Emotional Learning: Companion Guide to Social and Emotional Learning Interventions Under the Every Student Succeeds Act: Evidence Review, (RR-2739), 2018
Wrabel, Stephani L., Rebecca Herman, and Susan M. Gates., RAND School Leadership Intervention Evaluation Toolkit, (TL-239-WF), 2018
Grant, Sean, Laura S. Hamilton, Stephani L. Wrabel, Celia J. Gomez, Anamarie Whitaker, Jennifer T. Leschitz, Fatih Unlu, Emilio R. Chavez-Herrerias, Garrett Baker, Mark Barrett, Mark Harris, and Alyssa Ramos., Social and Emotional Learning Interventions Under the Every Student Succeeds Act: Evidence Review, (RR-2133), 2017
Wenger, Jennie W., Louay Constant, Linda Cottrell, Thomas E. Trail, Michael J. D. Vermeer, and Stephani L. Wrabel., National Guard Youth ChalleNGe: Program Progress in 2015–2016., (RR-1848), 2017
Herman, Rebecca, Susan M. Gates, Aziza Arifkhanova, Mark Barrett, Andriy Bega, Emilio R. Chavez-Herrerias, Eugeniu Han, Mark Harris, Katya Migacheva, Rachel Ross, Jennifer T. Leschitz, and Stephani L. Wrabel. , School Leadership Interventions Under the Every Student Succeeds Act: Evidence Review: Updated and Expanded, (RR-1550-3), 2017