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     Peg Miller is a professor in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, president emerita of the American Association for Higher Education, and editor-in-chief of Change magazine. She was also project director for the Pew-sponsored National Forum on College-Level Learning (2002-2004), which assessed the skills and knowledge of the college educated in five states in a way that enabled state-by-state comparisons (for the final report, go to

      Miller received her undergraduate education from UCLA and did her graduate work at Stanford University and the University of Virginia, culminating in a doctorate in English from the University of Virginia. Miller was an English professor and then a campus administrator at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth from 1971-1986, when she moved to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to serve as chief academic officer. In 1997, Miller became president of AAHE; in 2000, she joined the faculty of the University of Virginia.

      Over the past 15 years she has worked, spoken, and written in national and international fora on topics such as college-level learning and how to evaluate it, change in higher education, the public responsibilities of higher education, the scholarship of teaching and learning, post-tenure review, campus governance, the educational uses of technology, electronic portfolios, the meaning of the baccalaureate, access, and indicators of institutional effectiveness. Her written work has appeared in publications such as Change, About Campus, New Literary History, On Campus, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, among others.

     Since moving to the University of Virginia, Miller has continued her work with Measuring Up, the first national report card on higher education. She is a TIAA/CREF Institute Fellow, vice-chair of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems' (NCHEMS') Board of Directors, a Virginia B. Smith Award judge, and a board member for Inside Track. At various times she has served as an advisor for the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, the US Department of Education, the Association of Governing Boards, and ETS.

      Miller teaches courses in higher-education policy, assessment, and the American professoriate and runs the higher education internship program at the University of Virginia.