Catherine Millett

Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education, Public Policy in Postsecondary Education, '99

Catherine  Millett, School of Education

Catherine Millett is a research scientist in the Research & Development Division at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ. Her research focuses on educational access, student performance and achievement, educational equity, and student financing for various population groups in the United States at the postsecondary educational level. She is coprincipal investigator of three major research studies "Understanding for Improvement: Finances, Experiences, and Achievements of Doctoral Students," a national research project on doctoral students; "High Achieving African American and Hispanic College Dropouts: A Search for Strategies to Increase Their Performance, Persistence, and Degree Completion," a national study of college student retention; "The Backgrounds, Preparation, Admissions Test Performance, Aspirations and Choices of High Potential African-American College Bound Seniors," a study of college admission test-takers; and she co-leads an evaluation of four college preparatory programs "Evaluation of the Goldman Sachs Foundation Signature Initiative: Preparing High Potential Youth for Excellence and Leadership."

From 1994 to 2003, Millett held various research positions at the University of Michigan. From 1989 to 1994, she was the housing officer for Harvard College. She received her BA degree in economics from Trinity College, Hartford, CT; her EdM in administration planning and social policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education; and her PhD in public policy in higher education from the University of Michigan. She served on the University of Michigan School of Education Alumni Society Board of Governors.

Millett is a member of the Association of the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), the American Education Research Association (AERA), the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), the European Association of Institutional Research (EAIR), the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE), and the American Association of University Women.  

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Millett’s program of study:
Public Policy in Postsecondary Education