Shazia Miller is senior vice president of Education and Child Development. Miller provides strategic oversight and direction for a 50-person staff and $15 million research portfolio.
Over the course of her 25-year career, Miller has led a wide range of studies, with an emphasis on improving young adults’ transition to college and careers. She is currently the co-principal investigator on a study of the factors that aid or impede Chicago area college graduates’ transition into the labor market. Miller is also well-versed in conducting rigorous experimental, quasi-experimental, and descriptive studies. This includes leading an IES-sponsored study on the impact of Indiana’s diagnostic assessments system, a national randomized control trial of The Stock Market Game funded by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and a formative and quasi-experimental study of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards’ Accomplished Teaching, Learning and Schools (ATLAS) program sponsored by the Investing in Innovation.
Prior to joining NORC, Miller served for seven years as a managing director and the practice area director of Secondary Education, College and Careers at the American Institutes for Research (AIR). For five years, she was director of evaluation for Learning Point Associates, prior to its merger with AIR. She has also worked for the Chicago Public School system and the Consortium on Chicago School research at the University of Chicago, where she continues to serve as a member of the Steering Committee.
Miller is a member of the Society for Research in Educational Effectiveness, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, and the American Educational Research Association. She has served on National Science Foundation Directorates and the Institute for Education Sciences Review Panels, and has reviewed for various journals and organizations.