Loyola University Chicago

Center for Science and Math Education

Stacy Wenzel

Research Associate Professor

Stacy has been an associate research professor at Loyola’s Center for Science and Math Education since 2008. At the Center, she directs research and evaluation projects on the implementation of K-12 science and math education reforms and on postsecondary education programs. She has focused her work on the Chicago area since 1995. Wenzel has been principal or co-principal investigator on several research grants funded by the National Science Foundation and has also served as external evaluator on other NSF-, state-, city- and private foundation-funded projects aimed at improving math and science education for urban public school students. Her research interests and publications focus on equity in and systemic reform of science, math, and engineering education at the postsecondary and K-12 levels. A former industrial process engineer, she has a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education.