Connie M. Yowell is the director of education in the MacArthur Foundation’s Program on Human and Community Development. In this role, she focuses on grants relating to public education and on the implications for education of young people’s use of digital media.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Yowell was an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where her work included the study of reasons why Latino youth drop out of high school. Previously she worked as a policy analyst in the Office of Policy and Planning of the U.S. Department of Education. Before that Yowell was a research assistant at the University of California at San Francisco and at Stanford University.
Yowell earned her Bachelor’s degree from Yale and her PhD from Stanford University.