Alex Baron

Alex Baron earned degrees in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology and Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis.

After graduating in 2010, he conducted education research in Taiwan’s Center for Education Research and Evaluation as a Henry Luce Scholar.  After returning to the United States in 2011, Alex worked as a preschool and kindergarten teacher at a KIPP charter school in Washington DC, building on his previous teaching experiences at Phillips Exeter Academy summer school in 2009, St. Louis public schools in 2010, and Taipei public schools in 2011.  In the summer of 2013, Alex interned at the United States Department of Education, where he worked on national education policy issues.  Following the internship, Alex matriculated at Oxford, where he completed an MSc in Child Development and Education in 2014.


Thesis title:
Re-tooling the approach to students’ self-regulation development in early childhood: a secondary analysis of the Tools of the Mind curriculum
Dr. Lars Malmberg and Dr. Maria Evangelou

Research interests

  • Self-regulation development in young children
  • Quantitative methods in education research


  • Research student

College affiliation

  • Kellogg College

Research groups

  • Families, Effective Learning and Literacy (FELL)
  • Quant SIG