Alice Huguet

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Codirector, Center for Qualitative and Mixed Methods; Policy Researcher
Santa Monica Office

Education

Ph.D. in education policy, University of Southern California; M.A. in elementary education, Loyola Marymount University; B.S. in political science, University of Oregon

Overview

Alice Huguet is codirector of the Center for Qualitative and Mixed Methods and a policy researcher focused on K–12 education at the RAND Corporation. She studies policies that influence the academic and life opportunities of students who have been historically underserved by educational institutions. She employs qualitative methods to better understand complex environmental, institutional, and organizational factors that intersect with the design and implementation of such policies. 

Huguet's research explores a variety of topics, including evidence-based decisionmaking, media literacy, social and emotional learning, alternative teacher preparation programs, and inter-organizational relationships—among others. 

Prior to joining RAND, Huguet was a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. She earned her Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Southern California in 2015. Her motivation to study education stems from five years teaching reading and history in Los Angeles middle schools.

Selected Publications

Alice Huguet; Cynthia E. Coburn; Caitlin C. Farrell; Debbie H. Kim; Anna-Ruth Allen, "Constraints, Values, and Information: How Leaders in One District Justify Their Positions During Instructional Decision Making," American Educational Research Journal, 58(4), 2021

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