Stephani L. Wrabel is an associate policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and a member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School faculty. She is interested in the design and effectiveness of federal and state social policy and the ways federal policy differs across state and local contexts. More specifically, her research focuses on K-12 education and military families.
Wrabel has particular expertise in standards-based accountability design and student mobility. Some of her ongoing work includes multi-year studies of social-emotional learning partnerships serving elementary school students and 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 a M.Ed. from the University of Florida and B.A. from Boston University.
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