Education: Ph.D., Research And Evaluation Methods, University Of Colorado, Boulder

Thomas I Miller, Ph.D., Founder of National Research Center, Inc (NRC), earned a Ph.D. in research and evaluation methods from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has worked in state and local government and as a consultant to government for more than twenty years. He has co-authored, Citizen Surveys: How to do them, how to use them, what they mean, published in 2000 by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), Washington, D.C. and Citizen Surveys for Local Government: A comprehensive guide to making them matter, published in 2009 by ICMA.  Dr. Miller established National Research Center, Inc. in 1994. He has designed, overseen and written results of hundreds of research and evaluation projects and presented his findings to a wide variety of audiences, both academic and lay. Not only has he written about survey research in journals and books devoted to public management he also has been a journalist and acting director of communication for local government. Dr. Miller continues to write articles about research and government for a variety of media outlets. He built NRC on the core values of transparency, honesty and integrity and is proud to conduct business according to those pillars. Currently Tom Miller serves as a Polco/NRC Board Director.

Describe NRC in three words:

Talented, thoughtful, precise.

What is your favorite place and why?

Spain. I like the people, the culture, and the language.

What was your favorite cartoon as a kid?

Foghorn Leghorn.

Your house is on fire. Which 3 things do you take?

Guitar, dog, cold pizza from the fridge.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a Sunday?

Read the NY times, play tennis, and go for a walk with my wife and dog who has a persistent cough from the fire.