Alexandra Boyd

Alexandra BoydAlexandra Boyd

212 Graduate Education Building
College of Education and Health Professions
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: (479) 575-4439

Alexandra Boyd is a Doctoral Fellow in Education Policy in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas and a Research Assistant in the Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas. Ms. Boyd earned her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Christian Brothers University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Ms. Boyd has four years of teaching experience in the middle schools of the Memphis City Public School system. She is the former president of the Black Graduate Student Association at the University of Arkansas.


  • Unversity of Arkansas – Ph.D. in Education Policy, expected May 2015
  • Christian Brothers University – MAT in Middle School, summa cum laude, Kappa Delta Pi, 2010
  • Rhodes College – B.A. in Political Science and International Studies, 2007

Research Interests

  • Teacher recruitment, development and incentive structures
  • Systemic effects of school choice
  • Charter schools
  • Politics of education
  • Non-cognitive outcomes


Working Papers

  • Belin, C.M. & Boyd, A. (2013). "School Leaders, Race, and their Current Role in the Advanced Placement Program: The Arkansas Advanced Placement Initiative."