Profile: Pedro Reyes
Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., is The Ashbel Smith Professor of Education Policy, Department of Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Reyes received a bachelor’s degree in American History and Education and a Ph.D. in Education Policy & Administration from The University of Wisconsin–Madison. In 1991, Dr. Reyes joined The University of Texas at Austin, serving as a member of the faculty. Dr. Reyes was named the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning and Assessment for The University of Texas System in 2003, where he remained until his current appointment as Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in 2015. In 2016, he served as a Special Advisor to Chancellor McRaven at UT System. In January 2017, he was named the Interim President at the University of Texas San Antonio. In September 2017, he returned to the faculty at UT Austin.
Dr. Reyes is personally and professionally passionate about education research and the craft of teaching. In his writing, Dr. Reyes focuses on student success, particularly for children living in poverty, and he has had articles appear in several prestigious journals, including Educational Administration Quarterly, the High School Journal, Journal of Educational Research, and the Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Reyes has authored several books, including Resiliency and Success: Migrant children in the US (2004); Lessons from High Poverty High Performance Schools: Creating Learning Communities (1999); and Teachers and Their Workplace: Commitment, Performance, and Productivity (1990). In addition, Dr. Reyes has authored numerous scholarly articles, book chapters, and monographs, including a significant number of papers presented at national and international academic conferences, and held positions with many scholarly journals, including Editor of the book review section of Educational Researcher and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.