Assistant Professor, University of Virginia
Luke C. Miller applies his analytic, leadership and managerial skills to innovative research projects that explore educational phenomena, assess the impacts of policies, reforms and programs on student and teacher outcomes, and evaluate state and federal educational policies. His areas of expertise include economics of education, teacher labor markets, rural education, and education policy. Miller is currently the Principal Investigator on a multi-year research project assessing the effects of state-supported pre-kindergarten on early childhood outcomes through grade 3 as well as the supply of child care. He is also a co-Principal Investigator with the New York research team of the National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER). Miller served as the PI on an NSF-funded research grant that analyzed 12 years of administrative data from North Carolina to examine the impacts of three high school reform models on student course-taking and academic performance. Previously, he analyzed almost 40 years of administrative data on all teachers in New York State to explore the impacts of community amenities on rural teacher labor markets as well as to measure the effects of principals on teacher labor market decisions. Weaving together Miller’s research is a commitment to rigorous analysis of large comprehensive datasets to produce policy-relevant findings that strengthen the quality of the educational opportunities afforded individuals.