Molly Beck


Molly Beck

212 Graduate Education BuildingBeck
College of Education and Health Professions
Fayetteville, AR 72701


Molly I. Beck is a Distinguished Doctoral Fellow and Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas. Prior to joining the Department of Education Reform, Molly earned a B.A. in French and Political Science from Texas State University and an M.P.A. from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Between her undergraduate and graduate studies, Molly taught French, Government, and Technology to middle school and high school students in Texas.



  • University of Arkansas - Ph.D in Education Policy (Anticipated May 2020)
  • Texas A&M University - Master of Public Administration
  • Texas State University - B.A. in French and Political Science

Research Interests:

  • Educational outcomes of English Language Learners
  • Academic and non-academic outcomes from experiential learning
  • Teacher recruitment, quality, retention

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

  • Taylor, L.L., Beck, M.I., Lahey, J.N., & Froyd, J.E. (2017). "Reducing inequality in higher education: the link between faculty empowerment and climate and retention." Innovative Higher Education, 1-15.