Title: Senior Research Scientist, ETS
Dr. Catherine Millett is a senior research scientist and strategic advisor in the Policy, Evaluation and Research Center (PERC) at ETS. Since 2003, she has led PERC’s applied research projects and conducted policy research and program evaluations. Her current research focuses on the factors that lead to postsecondary readiness, access, success, and completion for students at various stages of transition from high school through graduate school. Millett is a leading research voice on the College Promise movement in the United States which provides opportunities to help students gain access to, pay for, and graduate from college. Her current research work focuses on how college promise programs can be tailored for different student populations such as traditional-aged, adult, undocumented, veteran, incarcerated/formerly incarcerated students, first-generation students, youth in or aged-out of foster care, students with disabilities, student parents, and students needing academic support. She recently served as a visiting lecturer at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, is a fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar, is a member of the Karanga Global Steering Committee and chairs the Global Access to Postsecondary Education (GAPS) Executive Board. Millett serves on the Princeton Family YMCA Board of Directors, the Greater Somerset County YMCA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force, and the Princeton Area Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls and Committee on Impact. She received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut; her Master of Education 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.