Alexandra Aylward

Alexandra  Aylward
Research Fellow, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy

Phone: +1 406 994 2376
Office: SZB

Alexandra Aylward, Ph.D., is a research scientist in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to arriving at UT-Austin, Dr. Aylward was an assistant professor in the Department of Education at Montana State University-Bozeman. With her degree in Sociology of Education from New York University, Dr. Aylward's research relies heavily on quantitative and mixed-methods approaches to investigate the relationship between social contextual factors and racial/ethnic inequity in educational opportunity. Currently, Dr. Aylward is leading the quantitative analyses for the Texas Educator Leadership Project, which draws on the Texas Education Research Center (ERC) longitudinal datasets, to provide insights into diversity and turnover of school leadership within Texas schools and how this relates to gaps in educational opportunity.