Trey Miller is a principal researcher at AIR whose research focuses on postsecondary education policy. Miller has lead quantitative and mixed methods research projects with multi-disciplinary research teams for clients including the Institute of Education Sciences, the Lumina Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Houston Endowment, the Spencer Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Dr. Miller is currently leading an IES-funded Researcher-Practitioner Partnership with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), which is focused on working with a variety of stakeholders across Texas to develop, implement, evaluate, and refine policies and practices to improve student access and success in higher education while also reducing the cost of higher education to students and taxpayers. Among other accomplishments, the Texas Postsecondary Research Partnership has lead to two additional IES-funded research projects with THECB, which are focused on the implementation of statewide reform to policies surrounding the delivery of postsecondary developmental education in Texas. Dr. Miller is also currently leading a statewide study of dual credit education programs for THECB.
Dr. Miller communicates his research to diverse audiences including researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in the form of research reports and briefs, conference presentations, and academic journal articles. His work has been published in leading journals including American Educational Research Journal, Economics of Education Review, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and Demography.