Catherine M. Millett is a senior research scientist and strategic advisor in the Policy Evaluation and Research Center at ETS. Her research focuses on the factors leading to postsecondary readiness, access, success, and completion for all students at the undergraduate as well as graduate level.
Millett’s current scholarship focuses on the College Promise movement, graduate education, and individuals not in education, employment, or training (NEETs) in the United States and the OCED countries. She has many years of experience leading applied research projects as well as conducting policy research and program evaluations. Millett has led four major evaluations focused on college access and success. She has been a visiting lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
She is a member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), American Evaluation Association (AEA), and Karanga Global Steering Committee and a fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar (Austria). She chairs the Global Access to Postsecondary Education (GAPS) Executive Board.
Millett received her B.A. in economics from Trinity College, Hartford, CT; her Ed.M. in administration planning and social policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education; a graduate management certificate from Radcliffe Seminars, and her Ph.D. in education from the University of Michigan.