Michael T. Miller
Professor of Higher Education
College of Education and Health Professions
(RHRC)-Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders
Fax: (479) 575-8797
Michael T. Miller currently serves as Professor of Higher Education in the College of Education and Health Professions. He previously has served in several administrative roles, including Dean of the College of Education and Health Professions, Senior Associate Dean, and Department Chair at the University of Arkansas. He also served as the Associate Dean of the College of Education at San Jose State University and as Chair of Higher Education at the University of Alabama.
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
Recent journal articles published include:
Murry, J. W., Jr., Miller, M. T., Grover, K. S., & Kacirek, K. (2019). Managing the academic department’s culture: Perspective on human resource management in higher education. International Journal of Research in Human Resource Management, 1(2), 35-40.
Smith, E. A., Gearhart, G. D., & Miller, M. T. (2019). Understanding alumni relations programs in community colleges. International Journal of Higher Education, 8(5), 176-184.
Tolliver, D. V., III, Kacirek, K., & Miller, M. T. (2019). The perceived family and parental influence of African American men who enroll in community colleges. Cross-Cultural Communication, 15(1), 1-6. Doi:10.3968/10938.
Gearhart, G. D., Abbiati, M., & Miller, M. T. (2019). Higher education’s cyber security: leadership issues, challenges, and the future. Journal of New Trends in Education, 10(2), 11-18.
Miller, M. T., & Fincher, S. M. E. (2019). Getting the right mix of students: Finding a balance between in- and out-of-state students. Journal of Educational Studies, 5(1), 1-8. Doi:10.5296/gjes.vi1.
Grover, K. S., & Miller, M. T. (2018). Issues facing community college job training programs: A Delphi approach. The Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 66(3), 170-175. doi: 10.1080/07377363.2018.1525523
McAllister, J., Murry, J. W., Jr., & Miller, M. T. (2018). The writing apprehension of African American men in college. Journal of Race, Gender, and Class, 24(3-4), 119-131.
Gearhart, G. D., & Miller, M. T. (2018). Perspectives on time commitment to fundraising by community college presidents. Journal of Research on the College President, 2, 40-47.
Gearhart, G. D., Miller, M. T., & Nadler, D. P. (2018). An exploration of the benefits and challenges of public higher education systems. The Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, 14(1), 29-36.
Deggs, D. M., & Miller, M. T. (2018). At the intersection of community expectancy and critical theory: Emerging perspective to support student needs. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, doi: 10.1080/10668926.2018.1524336
Gearhart, G. D., Smith, E. A., & Miller, M. T. (2018). Community college crowdfunding: New strategy or latest fad? Community College Journal of Research and Practice, doi: 10.1080/10668926.2018.1520660
Smith, E. A., G. D. Gearhart, & Miller, M. T. (2018). Planned giving in community college development efforts: Plans, strategies, and luck. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 18(2), 145-152.
Emory, J., Kippenbrock, T. A., Lee, P. B., Miller, M. T., & Reimers, J. (2018). Communication apprehension and willingness to listen in nursing education. Journal of Professional Nursing, 34(4), 284-288. doi:10.1016/j.profnurs.2017.09.004
Tolliver, D. V. III, & Miller, M. T. (2018). Graduation 101: Critical strategies for African American men college completion. Education, 138(4), 301-308.
Katsinas, S., G., & Miller, M. T. (2018). Community college state directors’ perceptions of changes to adult education: A national portrait. Journal of Lifelong Learning, 27, 55-66.
University of Arkansas, 2003-present
College of Education and Health Professions
Dean and Henry Hotz Endowed Chair, 2016-2019; 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
American College Personnel Association, Certificate of Recognition for Research, 1995
Association for Institutional Research National Conference Paper, Director's Choice, 2009
Association for the Study of Higher Education, Nominee, Early Career Scholar Award, 1995
Council for the Study of Community Colleges Senior Scholar Award, 2015
Cited, Second Most Prolific Author in Community College Research for the 1990s, 2003
CCJRP Editor’s Choice Award for Research, 2013
East Tennessee State University Clemmens College of Education Distinguished Lecturer, 2016
Eastern Educational Research Association, Distinguished Service Award, 2019
Juror, Brock International Prize in Education, 2017
San Jose State University
Contribution to Excellence, College of Education, 2002; Outstanding Service, College of Education, 2002; Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation, Graduate Studies and Research, 2002
Southern Illinois University
SIU Postdoctoral Academy, 1991-1999 (program discontinued)
College of Education Volunteer Assistance Award, 1987
Tabitha Health Care Services, Outstanding Advancement Employee, 1990
University of Alabama
Certificate of Appreciation, Division of Student Affairs, 1998; College of Education Faculty Excellence Award, 1997, 1998
University of Arkansas
Student Alumni Association’s Outstanding Teacher Award, 2005; Associated Student Government Outstanding University Teacher, 2005, 2007 (Nominee in 2010 and 2012);
Departmental Outstanding Faculty Member Award, 2005 and 2006; Departmental Outstanding Research Award, 2004 and 2005; College of Education and Health Professions Faculty Resolution of Appreciation for Commitment to Shared Governance, 2017
University of Nebraska
Outstanding Service, Omicron Tau Theta, Sigma Chapter, 1992; Omicron Tau Theta Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation, Runner Up, 1991
Syracuse University, Alexander Charters Fellow, 2015
University Council on Vocational Education, Certificate of Recognition, 1992