Washington, D.C. - David Myers, a nationally recognized education researcher, has joined the American Institutes for Research as Senior Vice President and Director of AIR's Education and Human Development Division.
"We are delighted that David Myers is joining AIR," said President and CEO Sol H. Pelavin. "He is a leading authority on the design, implementation, and analysis of experimental studies of education programs, and has played a major role in some of the largest randomized control trials on education ever conducted in this country. His background and expertise is a perfect fit for AIR."
Myers, who earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from Washington State University, frequently writes and lectures about the use of experimental designs in education settings. Prior to joining AIR, he served as senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., in Washington, D.C.
He has directed policy analyses of elementary, secondary, postsecondary, and adult education issues, including such diverse topics as the effects of compensatory education programs and school vouchers on student achievement, the impact of high school achievement on college enrollment of black and white youth, and differences in learning trajectories of children as they progress through elementary school. He also led an impact study of adult literacy programs.
Myers replaces AIR Senior Vice President Jay Moskowitz as Director of Education and Human Development, the largest of AIR's research programs. Moskowitz, who was named senior vice president for special projects, will undertake a variety of long-term strategic ventures for AIR.
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research on important social issues and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education, and workforce productivity.