Pedro Reyes, Ph.D.

Executive Director
Texas Education Research Center
Austin, TX

Pedro Reyes, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Texas Education Research Center. The mission of the Texas Education Research Center is to maintain a longitudinal data system for the State of Texas; and to provide social scientists and other researchers access to such database to study and analyze significant questions to improve educational policy, educational outcomes, and labor outcomes within the confines of a highly secured environment.

Passionate about teaching and research on student success, Dr. Reyes’ writing focuses on education and opportunity. He has garnered notable achievements and distinctions in his career, including raising more than $23 million in research development grants, serving as the Executive Director of the Texas Education Research Center, holding the Ashbel Smith Professor in Education Policy and Administration at UT Austin, receiving the Ronald Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award from the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), and being named to numerous national committees to review the quality of university programs, including the Ohio Board of Regents Review for Education Programs.

Reyes began his career as an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Policy and Administration at the University of Kansas at Lawrence. He taught on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin, and later moved to the University of Texas at Austin, where he has served as a faculty member for the last 30 years. Learn more.