Alice Huguet

Alice Huguet
Codirector, Center for Qualitative and Mixed Methods; Policy Researcher; Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


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


Alice Huguet (she/her) is codirector for RAND's Center for Qualitative and Mixed Methods (C-QAMM), a policy researcher focused on K–12 education, and a professor of policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She studies policies that influence the academic and life opportunities of students who have been historically underserved by educational institutions. Huguet 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, educational leadership, 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 urban education policy from the University of Southern California, and 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