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Margaret A. Miller

Director of Center for the Study of Higher Education, Curry School of Education

University of Virginia

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Peg Miller is currently the director of the Center for the Study of Higher Education and a professor of higher education policy at the Curry School of the University of Virginia, executive editor of Change magazine, and president emerita of the American Association for Higher Education, where she served as president between 1997-2003. For the past ten years she has served on the advisory board for Measuring Up, the national report card on higher education, which grades states on the effectiveness of their systems of higher education. In related work, from 2000-2004 she directed the Pew-sponsored National Forum on College-Level Learning, a five-state pilot project to assess the intellectual capacities of the college educated in a way that permits state-by-state comparisons.

Miller is a TIAA/CREF Institute Fellow, chair of the TIAA/CREF Hesburgh Award judging panel, a Virginia B. Smith Award judge, a member of the advisory board of Inside Track, and vice-chair of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems’ (NCHEMS’) Board of Directors. She has been a featured speaker at state, national, and international conferences, and her written work has appeared in publications such as Change, the AAHE Bulletin, About Campus, New Literary History, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, among others. From 1987-1997 she was chief academic officer at the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, the higher education coordinating board in that state; for fifteen years before that she was an English professor and campus administrator at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.