WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- 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
"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.
AIR, established in 1946 with headquarters in Washington, D.C., 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.
SOURCE American Institutes for Research