Shazia R. Miller, Ph.D. Is Named Senior Vice President of Education and Child Development at NORC at the University of Chicago
CHICAGO, June 29, 2017—Shazia R. Miller, an authority on education research, has been named Senior Vice President of Education and Child Development at NORC at the University of Chicago. In this position, she will provide strategic oversight and direction for a staff of approximately 50 and a research portfolio in excess of $14 million, including survey research, evaluation, program development, and business development.
“Shazia Miller brings more than 20 years of experience in education, research, evaluation, and policy analysis to the leadership role she will undertake at NORC,” says Jeffrey Telgarsky, Executive Vice President of Research. ”We are delighted that a person with her deep knowledge of the issues and wisdom about their application in behalf of the nation’s young people will join our efforts.”
“There is no more critical issue facing this nation than ensuring the best possible education for its young people,” says Miller. “I am excited to lead this dedicated team in providing reliable, evidence-based information to address the critical issues facing education today.”
Prior to joining NORC, Miller worked with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) where she served most recently as a Managing Director and the Practice Area Director for Secondary Education, College, and Careers. Previously she worked for the Chicago Public School system and earlier for the Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago, where she continues as a member of the Consortium’s Steering Committee.
Over the course of her career Miller has led a wide range of studies with a major emphasis on improving learning for young adults. She is currently the co-principal investigator for a study funded by the Institute for Educational Sciences (IES) of the impact of mainstreaming low performing college students. Miller has extensive experience in conducting rigorous experimental and quasi-experimental studies, including leading the IES sponsored randomized control study of Indiana’s system of diagnostic assessments and the nationwide experimental study of The Stock Market Game’s effect on math performance and financial literacy.
She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Human Development and Social Policy and her B.A. in Political Science, all from Northwestern University. She is a member of the Society for Research in Education Effectiveness, the American Educational Research Association, and has served on National Science Foundation Directorates. Miller is co-author of papers on various aspects of education research that have appeared in many academic journals.
“Shazia Miller brings more than 20 years of experience in education, research, evaluation, and policy analysis to the leadership role she will undertake at NORC. We are delighted that a person with her deep knowledge of the issues and wisdom about their application in behalf of the nation’s young people will join our efforts.”
About NORC at the University of Chicago
NORC at the University of Chicago conducts research and analysis that decision-makers trust. As a nonpartisan research organization and a pioneer in measuring and understanding the world, we have studied almost every aspect of the human experience and every major news event for more than eight decades. Today, we partner with government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world to provide the objectivity and expertise necessary to inform the critical decisions facing society.
Contact: For more information, please contact Eric Young at NORC at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 217-6814 (cell).