Carolyn Landel

Director of the Texas Education RP3 Network

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Carolyn Landel

Dr. Landel joined the College of Education in February 2023 and leads the Texas Education RP3 Network, a partnership of researchers, decision makers and practitioners from communities across the state who conduct collaborative and actionable research to meaningfully and equitably improve education systems for students across Texas.

For more than a decade, Dr. Landel has worked in various leadership roles at The University of Texas at Austin, advancing strategic initiatives that leveraged philanthropic support to address pressing societal challenges at scale. Most recently, she served as executive director of strategic fundraising initiatives for University Development. Prior to that she served as associate vice provost for academic collaboration in the provost’s office and as managing director of the Charles A. Dana Center.

Dr. Landel received her doctoral degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Chicago and pursued postdoctoral studies at University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. While maintaining an active research program, Dr. Landel brought together her strong scientific training and her commitment to education by supporting state and national science education reform efforts. Eventually, she decided to follow her passion and focus on STEM education, teacher professional learning and education policy.

Dr. Landel is the author and co-author of numerous articles and papers around the importance of education partnerships and teacher professional education, and has been published in Journal of Science Teacher Education and Educational Leadership among others. She has facilitated dialogue among deans, faculty members and community partners to surface shared priorities for interdisciplinary research efforts and has managed relationships with state and national funders.

When not in the office, Dr. Landel enjoys prepping new culinary creations to feed her family and friends, and packing a bag for travel on the road or in the air to take in incredible sights and connect with amazing people.

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