Faculty and Staff
Michael T. Miller
Professor of Higher Education
College of Education and Health Professions
Fax: (479) 575-8797
Michael T. Miller currently serves as the Dean of the College of Education and Health Professions and Henry Hotz Endowed Chair. He is a Professor of Higher Education also teaches and works with the academic programs in Public Policy and Adult and Lifelong Learning.
He has served as president of two associations (NSSG and EERA) and on the board of directors of five national associations. He has served as the editor of three different academic journals, and has been recognized for his research, winning the AIR Director’s Paper Award and the Council for the Study of Community College's 2015 Senior Scholar Award. He was the 2016 Clemmens College of Education Distinguished Speaker.
Miller has published nearly 300 articles and chapters, has authored three books, and has edited eight books. His primary area of research has been aligned with participatory communities in higher education, related to both student and faculty involvement in institutional life. He served as the editor of the Journal of College Orientation and Transition and The Journal of Research in Education. He has also served on the editorial boards of five different journals.
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.
Shared governance in higher education, particularly faculty and student involvement in governance
Finance and fund raising in higher education
Organization and administrative issues in higher education
Community expectations of educational outcomes related to postsecondary access
Higher education governance and finance
Higher education management and organizational behavior
UNIV 1001 University Perspectives: Destination Graduation (1 credit)
ADLL 6333 Quantitative Analysis (online course; 3 credits)
ADLL 6413 Quantitative Methods in Adult Education (3 credits)
HIED 5003 Overview of American Higher Education (3 credits)
HIED 6022 Introduction to the Study of Higher Education (3 credits)
HIED 6073 Management Concepts Applied to Higher Education Institutions (3 credits)
HIED 6173 Individual and Group Management Skills (3 credits)
HIED 6343 Strategies for Effective College Teaching (3 credits)
HIED 6423 Trends, Issues, and Problems in Higher Education (3 credits)
HIED 6663 Finance and Financial Management in Higher Education (3 credits)
HIED 6683 Governance and Policy Making in Higher Education (3 credits)
HIED 6993 Research Techniques in Higher Education (3 credits)
WDED 572V Dissertation Writing Seminar (3 credits, online course)
San Jose State University: EDAD 200 The School Manager (3 credits)
EDAD 201 The School Leader (3 credits)
EDLD 242H Fieldwork in Higher Education (2-6 credits)
EDLD 298X Organization and Management of Higher Education (3 credits)
Ed.D., University of Nebraska, Community and Human Resources (Continuing and Postsecondary Education)
M.S., Southern Illinois University, Higher Education
B.A., Southern Illinois University, Political Science
Publications - 2017
Lee, P., Kippenbrock, T., Emory, J., Miller, M. T., & Rosen, C. (2017). College nursing faculty job satisfaction and retention: A national perspective. Journal of Professional Nursing. doi:dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2017.01.001
Deggs, D. M., & Miller, M. T. (2017). Social actions and beliefs among undereducated adults. Journal of Adult Education, 46(1).
Miller, M. T., & Smith, E. A. (2017). An analysis of the Hanson-Liethen sliding scale cost recovery model for college tuition: A case study. Journal of Educational Studies, 3(2), 26-38. Doi: 10.5296/gjes.v3i2.11409
D’Amico, M. M., Morgan, G. B., Katsinas, S. G., Adair, L., & Miller, M. T. (2017). A national analysis of noncredit community college education: Enrollment, funding, accountability, and contextual issues. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 41(4-5), 288-302. doi: 10.1080/10668926.2016.1251349
Publications - 2016
Scott, S., Miller, M. T., & Morris, A. A. (2016). Access barriers to higher education for rural community college students. Academic Leadership Journal, 4, available online at www.aljinstudentresearch.org/scottsp16/
Miller, M. T., Smith, E. A., & Nadler, D. P. (April 2016). Debate and discourse: The role of the faculty senate on the modern American campus. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 16(3), 22-29.
Miller, M. T., Grover, K. S., Adair, L., D’Amico, M. M., Katsinas, S. G., & Deggs, D. M. (2016). Adult education in community colleges: New challenges to old problems. Journal of Adult Education, 45(2).
Grover, K. S., & Miller, M. T. Leadership in adult education agencies: Imperatives for a new century. Journal of Adult Education, 45(2).
Rose, K., Miller, M. T., & Kacirek, K. (2016). Organizational citizenship behavior in higher education: Examining the relationships between behaviors and institutional performance. Journal of Higher Education Management, 31(1), 14-28.
Miller, M. T., & Mamiseishvili, K. (2016). Administrative hierarchy and faculty work: Supporting faculty throughout the administration. Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, 12(1), 11-17.
Lu, M., Miller, M., & Nadler, D., & Smith, E. (2016). Academic Leaders and Learning about Leadership: Skills, Tasks, and Training. Academic Landscape and Practice in Higher Education, 6(2), 29-37.
Smith, E. A., Miller, M. T., & Nadler, D. P. (2016). Does it matter? What college student governments talk about. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 16(2), 46-53.
Kacirek, K., & Miller, M. T. (2016). Situational pedagogy: How adult educators effectively teach leisure education classes to mature adult learners. Journal of Lifelong Learning, 25, 69-77.
Lu, M. Y., Miller, M. T., & Nadler, D. P. (2016). A comparison of international faculty members’ perceptions of shared governance. Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 4(1), 20-27.
Mamiseishvili, K., Miller, M. T., & Lee, D. (2016). Beyond teaching and research: Faculty perceptions of service roles at research universities. Innovative Higher Education, 40(5).
University of Arkansas, 2003-present
College of Education and Health Professions
Dean and Henry Hotz Endowed Chair, 2016-present; Senior Associate Dean, 2013-2016; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, 2009-2013; Department Head, Rehabilitation, Human Resources, & Communication Disorders, 2006-2009; Professor, Higher Education, Adult and Lifelong Learning, and Public Policy programs, 2005- present; Associate Professor, 2003-2005
San Jose State University, 1999-2003
Associate Dean, College of Education, Associate Professor, Educational Administration
University of Alabama, 1994-1999
Chair, Higher Education Administration Program, 1997-1999
Associate Professor, 1997-1999, Assistant Professor, 1994-1997
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1989-1994
Assistant Professor, Adult and Postsecondary Education, 1991-1994
Director, Nebraska Research and Development Unit for Vocational Education, 1991-1994
Southern Illinois University, 1986-1989
Director of Annual Giving, 1987-1989
Assistant Director of Annual Giving, 1986-1987
Council for the Study of Community Colleges 2015 Senior Scholar Research Award
CCJRP Editor’s Choice Award for Research, 2013
AIR National Conference Paper, Director's Choice, 2009
University of Arkansas Student Alumni Association’s Outstanding Teacher Award, 2005
Associated Student Government Outstanding University Teacher, 2005, 2007
Nominee 2010, 2012
Departmental Outstanding Faculty Member Award, University of Arkansas, 2005, 2006
Departmental Outstanding Research Award, University of Arkansas, 2004
Cited as the Second Most Prolific Author in Community College Research for the 1990s,
Council for the Study of Community Colleges, 2003
Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation, Graduate Studies and Research, San Jose State
Contribution to Excellence, College of Education, San Jose State University, 2002
Outstanding Service, College of Education, San Jose State University, 2002
SIU Postdoctoral Academy, 1991-1999
Outstanding Service, National Data Base on Faculty Involvement in Governance, 1998
Nominee, ASHE Early Career Scholar Award, 1995, CSCC Emerging Scholar Nominee, 1995, UA College of Education Excellence Award, 1997, 1998
Certificate of Recognition, American College Personnel Association, 1995
Certificate of Recognition, University Council on Vocational Education, 1992
Outstanding Service, Omicron Tau Theta, Sigma Chapter, 1992
Omicron Tau Theta Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation, Runner Up, 1991
Outstanding Employee, Tabitha Health Care Services, July 1990
College of Education Volunteer Assistance Award (SIU), 1987