- IU Bloomington
Dr. Patricia Muller, Director of the Center for Evaluation, Policy, & Research (CEPR) has served as the principal investigator and project director for over $25 million in funded research and evaluation from more than 80 grants and contracts at the international, national, state and local levels. Dr. Muller is recognized for her application of rigorous research methodology to applied research and evaluation studies, including mixed methodology, formative and summative evaluation, applied research studies using rigorous quantitative methodology (e.g., randomized controlled trial studies) coupled with advanced statistical analyses (e.g., hierarchical linear modeling, comparative interrupted time series analyses), and in-depth qualitative case studies. She also has extensive experience with performance measurement, including providing training and technical assistance for thousands of federal grantees as part of a seven-year contract with the U.S. Department of Education and the federal Office for Management and Budget (OMB).
Dr. Muller’s leadership of large-scale international, national, regional and state level work includes the following: developing a theoretical framework for joint evaluation (collaboration) for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO); leading three Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of Education (ED), randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies; designing and implementing a quasi-experimental design longitudinal study of the impact of the Cleveland Voucher Program; conducting a statewide evaluation of the Alaska Administrator Coaching Program (AACP) including intensive case studies; directing a statewide evaluation of Reading First for the Ohio Department of Education; directing a statewide evaluation of Indiana’s 1003(g) School Improvement Grant program and statewide evaluation of the Indiana Statewide Longitudinal Data System; conducting a comprehensive evaluation of the impact of a Race To the Top – District grant; serving as PI for the statewide evaluation of Kentucky’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) and a randomized controlled trial (RCT) study of a reading intervention in rural Kentucky schools; and an evaluation of the impact and effectiveness of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in meetings its mission and priorities.
Dr. Muller also has extensive experience conducting both experimental design studies and mixed method evaluation of science, technology and engineering (STEM) programs, including the following: an Institute of Education Sciences (IES)-funded efficacy study of an online chemistry learning tool; a statewide study of the impact of an educational technology initiative; an evaluation of Amgen Foundation’s national and international STEM internship program; and serving as the external evaluator for numerous NSF-funded projects.