President and CEO
- Research and methodology
David Myers, a nationally recognized education researcher, became president and chief executive officer of AIR in January 2011, after serving as AIR’s senior vice president and director of the Education, Human Development and the Workforce Division from 2006 to 2010. Prior to joining AIR, he served as senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Mathematica Policy Research Inc. Myers is a leading authority on the design, implementation and analysis of experimental studies of education programs. During his career, he has played a major role in some of the largest randomized control trials on education conducted in the U.S. He has directed policy analyses of elementary, secondary, postsecondary and adult education issues, including such diverse topics as the effects of compensatory education programs and school vouchers on student achievement, the impact of high school achievement on college enrollment of black and white youth, and differences in learning trajectories of children as they progress through elementary school. He also led an impact study of adult literacy programs.