Enrique Aleman Jr.
Associate Professor of Education Leadership and Policy


  • Achievement gap
  • Race and diversity

Enrique Alemán Jr. is an associate professor of educational leadership and policy in the College of Education and a faculty affiliate in the Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Utah. Alemán earned his doctorate in educational administration from the University of Texas at Austin. While there, he also completed a doctoral certification in Mexican-American studies. Alemán has a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and a master’s from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York. A native of Kingsville, Texas, and a first-generation college student, Alemán melds his personal and professional interests with research that has the potential to address the structural and institutionalized inequities that have historically underserved students and communities of color. His received the College of Education Faculty Research Award in 2010, the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Junior Faculty Fellowship in 2007, and the Dissertation of the Year Award in 2005 from the American Educational Research Association. In 2007, students nominated him for the College of Education Faculty Teaching Award, which he later received.