David Myers, Nationally Recognized Education Researcher, Joins American Institutes for Research

Nov 20, 2006, 00:00 ET from American Institutes for Research

    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
 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.
     About 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.

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