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Postdoctoral Research Fellow of Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Texas Arlington

Dustin Hornbeck is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Texas at Arlington where he studies how dual enrollment and early college policies impact students, teachers, and the public school system in Austin, TX.

Prior to academia, Dustin taught in several high schools in Ohio, where he served as teachers union president in the Dayton Metropolitan area, as well as in administrative capacities.

Dustin earned a master's degree in American history and government as a James Madison fellow, focusing on the legacy of American Constitutionalism. He earned a Ph.D. in educational leadership, culture, and curriculum at Miami University where he focused his studies on the politics and policy of education.


  • 2020–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Texas at Arlington


    The Ohio State University, B.A. in History
  • 2019 
    Miami University, Ph.D
  • 2016 
    Ashland University/Georgetown (Fellowship), M.A. in American History and Government
  • 2008 
    University of Findlay, M.A. in Social Studies Education