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Michael T. Miller

Michael T. Miller

Professor of Higher Education

College of Education and Health Professions

(RHRC)-Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders

Phone: 479-575-3582

Fax: (479) 575-8797

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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

Community colleges

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.

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


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

         University, 2002

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