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Emily R. Miller

Deputy Vice President for Institutional Policy

Emily Miller has served at AAU since November 2012. As Deputy Vice President for Institutional Policy at the Association of American Universities she has primary responsibilities for advancing transformational organizational change initiatives in undergraduate and graduate education. She staffs AAU’s Association of Graduate Schools (AGS) constituent groups and serves as liaison to the AAU Arts & Science Deans and AAU Data Exchange (AAUDE) groups. She also directs the AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative, the AAU Teaching Evaluation project, the PhD Education Initiative, and other strategic projects. 

Emily frequently represents AAU’s portfolio of work with other national associations, universities, professional and disciplinary societies, industry leaders, policymakers, federal agencies, and foundations working to improve undergraduate and graduate education and advance science and innovation.

Previously, Emily was a research and curriculum specialist for the Association for Community College Trustees, an assistant director of career services at Tufts University, worked in alumni relations at Harvard Business School, and collaborated with the Association of Governing Boards.

Emily has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on evidence-informed innovations in undergraduate STEM and doctoral education; academic work and faculty reward structures; systemic organizational change at research universities; and multi-institutional strategies and approaches to advance equity and community in STEM disciplines.

Emily earned her PhD in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education from Michigan State University; MA in Education Policy and Management from Harvard Graduate School of Education; and BA in Political Science from Gettysburg College.