Mr. Stephen Hiller has 15 years of experience in K-12 and higher education program evaluation and research, associated with state, federal, and private grant sources. At the Center for Evaluation, Policy, & Research, he is the coordinator of statewide program evaluation and technical assistance for the Kentucky Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers, which provide additional academic support (literacy, STEM, etc.) and enrichment to K-12 students. He also is co-coordinator of the National Association of Independent School’s High School and Middle Grades Surveys of Student Engagement, which provide schools with data about students’ academic, social, and emotional engagement in school.
Prior to this, at the Center for Evaluation & Education Policy, his experience was focused in higher education, evaluating over a dozen federally-funded language and culture centers at four universities, as well as three NSF-funded interdisciplinary doctoral training programs. His extensive program evaluation and research experience includes survey research, mixed methods, and large-scale quantitative data analysis, as well as with STEM and literacy-focused programs. Mr. Hiller’s program evaluation and research experience is further supported by his pursuit of a Ph.D. in higher education with certificates in institutional research and college pedagogy, including substantial coursework in research methods, evaluation, and assessment. Mr. Hiller’s doctoral studies and research interests focus broadly on faculty teaching and student engagement as well as institutional and disciplinary faculty cultures.