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Dr. Peter Miller

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Dr. Peter Miller


Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (ELPA)

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1000 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706-1326
Office: 608/262-3771
Fax: 608/265-3135

pmmiller2@wisc.edu
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Personal Biography

I focus on issues of school and community-based educational leadership, inter-organizational collaboration, and education in contexts of homelessness. If you are interested in learning more about my work, please visit my personal website: http://website.education.wisc.edu/pmmiller2/ (click on the link above).


Education

2005 - Ph D, Educational Leadership and Policy
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

1999 - MA, Teaching
University of Portland
Portland, OR

1997 - BA, Sociology
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN


 

 

Teaching Interests

Community-based Educational Leadership; Leadership Theory; Education in Contexts of Homelessness; Social Capital; School-community Collaboration

Scheduled Teaching

  • Fall 2013 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 061, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Fall 2013 - Introduction to Educational Leadership
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 702, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2013 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 061, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 12, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Spring 2013 - Advanced Seminar in Qualitative Methods
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 940, Section: 004, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2013 - Evaluating and Supporting Quality Classroom Teaching
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 703, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2013 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 061, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 12, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Summer 2013 - Advanced Research Methods in Educational Administration
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 825, Section: 002, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Summer 2013 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 061, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Summer 2013 - Organizational Theory and Behavior in Education
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 860, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Summer 2013 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 061, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 9, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Summer 2013 - School-Community Engagement
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 770, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2012 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 061, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Fall 2012 - Introduction to Educational Leadership
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 702, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2012 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 061, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 12, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Fall 2012 - School-Community Engagement
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 770, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2012 - Applied Research in Educational Administration
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 890, Section: 061, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Spring 2012 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 061, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Spring 2012 - Instructional Leadership and School Improvement
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 847, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2012 - Introduction to Elementary and Secondary Education Administration
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 702, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Summer 2012 - Evaluation and Supporting Quality Classroom Teaching
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 703, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Summer 2012 - Homelessness, Schools, and Communities
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 940, Section: 004, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Summer 2012 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 061, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Summer 2012 - School-Community Relations: Communication, Marketing, and Politics
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 770, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2011 - Evaluating and Supporting Quality Classroom Teaching
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 703, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2011 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 061, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Fall 2011 - School-Community Relations: Communication, Marketing, and Politics
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 770, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2011 - Applied Research in Educational Administration
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 890, Section: 61, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Spring 2011 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 61, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Spring 2011 - Introduction to Elementary and Secondary Education Administration
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 702, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2011 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 61, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 12, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Summer 2011 - Applied Research in Educational Administration
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 890, Section: 061, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Summer 2011 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 061, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Summer 2011 - Introduction to Elementary and Secondary Education Administration
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 702, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2010 - Applied Research in Educational Administration
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 890, Section: 061, Course Level: Graduate
     
  • Fall 2010 - Evaluating and Supporting Quality Classroom Teaching
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 703, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2010 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 061, Course Level: Graduate
     
  • Fall 2010 - School-Community Relations: Communication, Marketing, and Politics
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 770, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2010 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 061, Course Level: Graduate
     
  • Spring 2010 - Introduction to Elementary and Secondary Education Administration
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 702, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2010 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 061, Course Level: Graduate
     
  • Summer 2010 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 061, Course Level: Graduate
     
  • Fall 2009 - Evaluating and Supporting Quality Classroom Teaching
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 703, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2009 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 061, Course Level: Graduate
     

Research Interests

My research examines leadership practice as it unfolds in diverse organizational and community settings. It is contextualized within leadership theory and social capital theory. This research work informs (and is informed by) my teaching, which is centered on creative and innovative service-learning and community-based instructional philosophies.

Publications

  • Miller, P.M., & Bourgeois, A.K. (2013). Considering the Geographic Dispersion of Homeless and Highly Mobile Students and Families. Educational Researcher.
  • Miller, P.M., Wills, N., & Scanlan, M. (2013). Educational Leadership on the Social Frontier: Promise Neighborhoods in Urban and Tribal Settings. Educational Administration Quarterly.
  • Miller, P.M. (2012). Educating (More and More) Students Experiencing Homelessness: An Analysis of Recession-Era Policy and Practice. Educational Policy.
  • Miller, P.M. (2012). Miller, P. (in press). Mapping Educational Opportunity Zones: A Geospatial Analysis of Neighborhood Block Groups. The Urban Review.
  • Miller, P.M. (2011). A Critical Analysis of the Research on Student Homelessness. Review of Educational Research.
  • Miller, P.M., Brown, T., & Hopson, R. (2011). Centering Love, Humility, Hope, and Faith in the Community: Transformative Urban Leadership Informed by Paulo Freire. Urban Education.
  • Miller, P.M., & Engel, M. (2011). Forging vertical linkages in the public sphere: Schools, churches, and social justice. Educational Foundations.
  • Miller, P.M. (2011). Homeless Education and Social Capital: An Examination of School and Community Leaders. Teachers College Record.
  • Miller, P.M. (2011). Homeless Families' Education Networks: An Examination of Access and Mobilization. Educational Administration Quarterly.
  • Miller, P.M. (2011). Homeless Families' Education Networks: An Examination of Access and Mobilization. Educational Administration Quarterly.
  • Miller, P.M. (2011). Multi-Level Considerations of Education in the Midst of the Escalating Homeless Crisis. Journal of School Leadership.
  • Miller, P.M. (2011). The impact of the McKinney-Vento Act upon the homeless education situation. Educational Policy.
  • Miller, P.M. (2011). Mapping Educational Opportunity Zones: A Geospatial Analysis of Neighborhood Block Groups. The Urban Review.
  • Miller, P.M. (2010). Community-Based Education and Social Capital in and Urban After-School Program. Education and Urban Society.
  • Miller, P.M., Caponigro, J., & Tyson, L. (2008). Centering Faith-Based Identities in Collaborative Contexts: Critically-Prophetic Action at the Robinson Community Learning Center. Christian Higher Education. 7, 185-199.
  • Miller, P.M., & Engel, M. (2008). Critically Prophetic Action in the Public Square: Transformational Insights for School and Community Leaders. Academic Leadership. 6(2).
  • Miller, P.M. (2008). Examining Boundary Spanning Leaders in Community Contexts. International Journal of Leadership in Education. 11(4), 353-377.
  • Miller, P.M., & Hafner, > (2008). Moving toward dialogical collaboration: A critical examination of a university-school-community partnership. Educational Administration Quarterly.
  • Miller, P.M. (2008). Objectivity. Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods.
  • Engel, M., & Miller, P.M. (2008). Personal Faith and Public Religious Neutrality: A Brief History of the Separation of Church and State for School Leaders. Academic Leadership. 6(2).
  • Miller, P.M. (2008). Reliability. Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods.
  • Miller, P.M. (2008). Social Justice. Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods.
  • Miller, P.M. (2008). Validity. Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods.
  • Miller, P.M. (in press). Research for Social Justice in Contexts of Student and Family Homelessness. International Handbook of Social [In]Justice and Educational Leadership.

Presentations

  • Miller, P.M., Kopish, M., & Lowenhaupt, R. (2011). Developing resourceful social networks through university-school-community collaboration., AERA Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Miller, P.M. (2011). Examining academic and social outcomes of a community-based intervention for homeless and highly mobile families, AERA Annual Meeting, American Educationals Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Kopish, M., Miller, P.M., & Lowenhaupt, R. (2011). Examining Practices that Promote Effective Mentoring and Teacher Learning, AERA Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Miller, P.M., Scanlan, M., & Phillipo, K. (2011). Multi-Level insights into comprehensive community action planning, AERA Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Miller, P.M., & Schreiber, J. (2010). Doubling up, bottoming out, and building bridges: How conditions of homelessness affects families' educational experiences, AERA Annual Conference, American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.
  • Miller, P.M., Schreiber, J., & McCowan, R. (2010). The evolving capitals of homeless education, AERA Annual Conference, American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.
  • McCowan, R., Moss, C., Generett, G., & Miller, P.M. (2010). Redesigning the human ecology of educational leadership: Changing the preparers as well as the prepared, AERA Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.
  • Miller, P.M. (2010). Homeless students' education networks: A review of the literature, UCEA Annual Conference, University Council on Educational Administration, New Orleans, LA.
  • Scanlan, M., & Miller, P.M. (2010). Urban school/community reform initiatives, UCEA Annual Conference, University Council on Educational Administration, New Orleans, LA.
  • Miller, P.M., Scanlan, M., & Wills, N. (2010). Leadership and collaboration on the social frontier: An examination of the Promise Neighborhood context, UCEA Annual Meetin, University Council of Educational Administration, New Orleans, LA.
  • Miller, P.M. (2009). Examining the Formal and Informal Education Networks of Homeless Parents: Implications for Leaders, UCEA Annual Conference, University Council on Educational Administration, Anaheim, CA.
  • Miller, P.M., & Schreiber, J. (2009). Examining the Shifting Terrain of Homeless Education and Leadership Practice, UCEA Annual Conference, University Council on Educational Administration, Anaheim, CA.
  • Miller, P.M., Schreiber, J., Henderson, J., Parker, D., & Lamar, M. (2009). Leadership and University-School-Community Collaboration: Failures, Successes, Future Directions, UCEA Annual Conference, University Council on Educational Administration, Anaheim, CA.
  • Miller, P.M. (2008). Collaborating and Distributing Leadership to Serve Students Who Are Homeless, AERA Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association, New York.
  • Miller, P.M. (2008). Reconceptualizing the Distribution of Educational Leadership: Turning to the Community for Civic (and Educational) Transformation, AERA Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association, New York.
  • Miller, P.M. (2008, November 2). Mandating the Distribution of Leadership Practice: An Analysis of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, UCEA Annual Conference, University Council on Educational Administration, Orlando, FL.
  • Miller, P.M. (2008, November 2). Spanning Boundaries in Service of Students Who Are Homeless: Examining a Faculty Leadership Role, UCEA Annual Conference, University Council on Educational Administration, Orlando, FL.

Departmental Service

  • ELPA Human Resources Committee
    Dates of Membership: 2010 - 2011
  • Committee Member. Period of Service: 2010 - 2011

  • ELPA Program Committee
    Dates of Membership: 2009 - 2010
  • Committee Member. Period of Service: 2009 - 2010

School Service

  • Partner School Network working group
    Dates of Membership: 2009 - 2010
  • Member. Period of Service: 2009 - 2010

  • Technology Committee
    Dates of Membership: 2009 - 2010
  • Member. Period of Service: 2009 - 2010

Public Service

  • Blended Learning Research Institute
    Dates of Membership: 2008 - 2009
    Accomplishments: Research collaborative that examines creative modes of teaching and learning in alternative contexts.
  • Board Member. Period of Service: 2008 - 2009

  • Duquesne University School of Education Academic Curriculum Committee
    Dates of Membership: 2007 - 2009
  • Member. Period of Service: 2007 - 2009

  • Duquesne University Black Student Union
    Dates of Membership: 2007 - 2008
  • Co-facilitator, Co-Planner. Period of Service: 2007 - 2008

  • International Service-Learning Research Conference
    Dates of Membership: 2007 - 2008
  • Committee Member. Period of Service: 2007 - 2008

  • Educational Administration Quarterly
    Dates of Membership: 2006 - 2010
  • Editorial Board. Period of Service: 2006 - 2010

  • Duquesne University Leadership Symposium
    Dates of Membership: 2006 - 2008
  • Member. Period of Service: 2006 - 2008

  • University Council on Educational Administration
    Dates of Membership: 2005 - 2011
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper. Period of Service: 2005 - 2011

  • Duquesne University Department of Foundations and Leadership search committee
    Dates of Membership: 2005 - 2008
  • Member. Period of Service: 2005 - 2008

  • American Educational Research Association
    Dates of Membership: 2004 - 2011
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper. Period of Service: 2004 - 2011

Memberships

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    Scope of Organization: National
  • University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA)
    Scope of Organization: National
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