Wes is a doctoral student in the Educational Policy and Planning program. Broadly speaking, his research interests include teacher labor markets and the effects of market based school reforms. Prior to pursuing a PhD, Wes spent seven years as a classroom teacher in New York and Austin. In New York he taught middle school math and science at public and charter schools in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Wes attended the University of Texas as an undergraduate, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in the College of Education. While teaching in New York, he earned his M.A. in the Sociology of Education with a focus on Education Policy from New York University. Wes was a 2016 Archer Fellow in Washington D.C. where he interned at the U.S. Department of Education.