School of Education

Mimi Miller, PhD



PhD in Education, Stanford University

BA in Psychology and English, University of Notre Dame

Multiple Subject Credential and Single Subject Credential (English), San Francisco State University

Teaching and Research Interests

Dr. Miller is a literacy educator who teaches and supervises pre-service teachers in the Multiple Subject Credential Program. Dr. Miller's scholarly work focuses on teacher preparation, literacy instruction across disciplines and the meaningful use of assessment processes for student learning and teacher development. 

During her 20 years at CSU Chico, Dr. Miller has also been a leader in grant-funded initiatives focused on innovations in teacher preparation. She is currently co-directing the CSU Center for Transformational Educator Preparation Programs (CTEPP)--a CSU systemwide initiative focused on developing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive educator teacher workforce for California's students. Previous roles include co-principal investigator of the Triad Project, which supported new and veteran teachers in implementing the Next Generation Science standards, and clinical coordinator for the Rural Teacher Residency, the first year-long teacher residency program at CSU Chico. 

Dr. Miller's record includes service to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing as team lead on accreditation visits and as an expert panel member for revisiting the literacy Teacher Performance Expectations. An advocate for policy change in teacher education in California, Dr. Miller has collaborated to write legislation that removes barriers to the teaching profession for teachers of color, and she has presented invited testimony to the state legislature. 

Dr. Miller earned her BA in English and Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and her PhD in Education from Stanford University. Before becoming a teacher educator, Dr. Miller taught in diverse settings, including urban San Diego and the Navajo Nation. 

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