Ryan A. Miller

Ryan A. Miller

Associate Professor of Higher Education
Educational Leadership

Curriculum Vitae

Ryan A. Miller, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Higher Education and Bonnie E. Cone Early Career Professor in Teaching at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he teaches courses on college student development, student affairs administration, and higher education leadership. His research interests focus on (1) the experiences of minoritized social groups in higher education, with emphases on identities of disability, sexuality, and gender, as well as intersecting social identities; and, (2) the institutionalization of diversity and equity initiatives within colleges and universities. Miller has edited two books and published 50 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 editor of the College Student Affairs Journal and vice chair of the Council for the Advancement of Higher Education Programs. He is an Emerging Scholar for ACPA College Student Educators International and a former Fellow of the University of California National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement. Miller’s work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, John M. Belk Endowment, ACPA, NASPA, and the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan.

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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