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Ryan A. Miller, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Higher Education Program Director at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he teaches courses on college student development, student affairs administration, and higher education leadership. Miller has published more than 35 journal articles and book chapters in outlets including The Journal of Higher Education, The Review of Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, and Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. He received the 2016 Melvene D. Hardee Dissertation of the Year award from NASPA for his research about LGBTQ students with disabilities and the 2019 Early Career Faculty award from the UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education. Prior to becoming a faculty member, Miller worked professionally in higher education for eight years, primarily in student affairs and diversity, equity, and inclusion roles. Nationally, he serves as program chair for the Council for the Advancement of Higher Education Programs, associate editor of the College Student Affairs Journal, and editorial board member for the Journal of College Student Development and Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. He is an Emerging Scholar-Designee for ACPA College Student Educators International and a Fellow of the University of California National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement.
(1) the experiences of minoritized social groups in higher education, with emphasis on identities of disability, sexuality, and gender, as well as intersecting social identities
(2) the institutionalization of diversity and equity initiatives within colleges and universities
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, Educational Administration
Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education, Higher Education
B.J., The University of Texas at Austin, Print Journalism