JOHNSON CITY – (Feb. 18, 2016) Dr. Michael T. Miller, professor of higher education and senior associate dean of the College of Education at the University of Arkansas, will be the inaugural presenter in the spring research lecture series hosted by East Tennessee State University’s Clemmer College of Education. His lecture, “Teaching, Research, and Service: Lessons on an Integrated Faculty Life,” will take place Thursday, March 3, at 6 p.m. in the Martha Street Culp Auditorium of the D.P. Culp University Center.
A renowned scholar in the field of higher education, Miller has published nearly 300 articles and chapters and has authored three books. His primary research has been aligned with participatory communities in higher education, related to both student and faculty involvement and institutional life. He has been recognized for his teaching, twice winning the Arkansas Student Government Outstanding Teaching Award.
He has also served as president of two national associations and on the board of directors of five national associations. For five years, he served as editor of both the Journal of College Orientation and Transition and theJournal of Research in Education. During his lecture, Miller will discuss his personal challenges in navigating the journey from graduate school to faculty member to administrator, particularly focusing on developing a research agenda.
Miller earned his Ed.D. from the University of Nebraska. After completing his doctoral degree, he worked as the director of the Nebraska Research and Development Unit for Vocational Education, and then as a faculty and coordinator of the higher educational administration program at the University of Alabama. Prior to leading at the University of Arkansas, he served as an associate dean of the College of Education at San Jose State University in California.
His international work includes participation in the World Bank funding of postsecondary reform in Hungary, vocational technical education assessment in Jamaica, serving as a Bi-National Fulbright Commission Scholar in Egypt and lecturing on higher education administration and management in China and Spain.
For more information, contact the Clemmer College of Education at 423-439-7616.
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