Raquel Farmer-Hinton, Ph.D.

Raised and educated in East St. Louis, Illinois, Dr. Raquel Farmer-Hinton is a scholar of urban education. Her experiences growing up in East St. Louis have informed her entire research journey, specifically how schooling inequities are systemic and manifested by the racialized divestment of educational resources over time. As a scholar, she has written about these inequities, the historical context in which these inequities exist, and the school communities who nurture students within these inequitable circumstances.

Dr. Farmer-Hinton has been a professor at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee for 18 years. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, her professional duties and college courses focus on urban communities and remedying educational inequities. Dr. Farmer-Hinton’s community and professional service activities complement her scholarly interests because she organizes mentoring and college knowledge programs for African American teens and she serves as a leader in educational research organizations. She received her B.S. in Psychology, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Dr. Farmer-Hinton previously held positions as a Spencer Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Chicago, a research associate at Westat in Rockville, Maryland, and a postdoctoral research fellow at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey. She has been married for 20 years and she is the proud mother of two daughters.