Dr. Miller was an accelerated student whose areas of specialization were counseling, psychology, staff and program development, and learning differences of students. She earned her master's degree in 1968 and Ph.D. in 1970, both from the University of Pittsburgh. She has received recognition, both in the United States and abroad, for her performance as a teacher. In 1971, Dr. Miller accepted a position at the Centro de Educacion Especial, Chimbote, Peru, as the Director of Teacher Training and Curriculum Development, concentrating on assisting handicapped children to become as self-supporting as possible and training teachers in this field. She designed and aided in the development of special training for handicapped infants and their mothers. In the fall of 1974, she accompanied the Director of the Chimbote Center on a U.S. government-sponsored tour of special education facilities in the U.S.A.