Dillon Muhly-Alexander

Educational Leadership & Policy

Email: dmuhlyalexander@utexas.edu
Dillon Muhly-Alexander is a doctoral student in the Educational Policy and Planning program at the University of Texas at Austin. Dillon’s research interests are situated at the intersection between education and economic development in rural and natural resource extractive economies. Born and raised in West Virginia, Dillon graduated summa cum laude from West Virginia University with a B.A. in International Studies in 2017. As a Fulbright Scholar in Timor-Leste, Dillon taught at the secondary and university level and worked with US Embassy staff to create English language programming. Dillon was a Gates Cambridge Scholar and received an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge (Jesus College) in 2020. At Cambridge, he conducted research under Dr. Siddharth Saxena on local economic development initiatives in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Prior to the University of Texas, Dillon worked for the Health Sciences and Technology Academy at West Virginia University as a Program Coordinator. His work focused on increasing higher education recruitment and retention among historically excluded West Virginia students.