Alice Huguet

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


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. 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 language arts and social studies 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