Western Michigan University
Gary Miron is Professor in Evaluation, Measurement, and Research at Western Michigan University. He has extensive experience evaluating school reforms and education policies in the United States and Europe. Miron has directed more than 60 evaluations and research studies that have been funded with grants and contracts from state, federal, and international agencies as well as private foundations. He has been hired by state education agencies to undertake 9 comprehensive evaluations of charter school reforms. For the US Department of Education, he led a study on the correlates of success in American charter schools. In addition to his evaluations of charter schools, Miron has provided technical assistance and training for charter schools in 5 states. In recent years, his research has focused on the private education management organizations (EMOs) as well as the performance of virtual and blended learning schools. Dr. Miron has been regularly ranked among the top most impactful education scholars in the U.S. Dr. Miron has experience working as a teacher at the secondary and university levels in Sweden, China, and the USA. Prior to his current position at Western Michigan University, he worked for 10 years at Stockholm University in Sweden where his research focused on school restructuring in Europe, and the evaluation of school voucher reforms. During his time in Sweden, he also helped start and lead a private Montessori school that participated in a voucher program.