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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

The primary focus of Dr. Miller's teaching and research is literacy instruction across academic subjects. Since 2001, Dr. Miller has taught literacy methods courses to pre-service elementary teachers in the Multiple Subject Program. She has presented and published widely on how to choose instructional strategies that best meet the needs of students, including presentations at the International Literacy Association and co-authored a book entitled Literacy in Context (LinC): Choosing Instructional Strategies to Teach Reading in Content Areas Grades 5-12, published by Pearson/Allyn & Bacon in 2011. An advocate for literacy in the community, Dr. Miller serves as a volunteer consultant for Reading Pals, a community-based volunteer literacy project in Chico schools and is President-Elect of the Chico Literacy Council (a local chapter of the International Literacy Association).

A secondary focus of Dr. Miller’s scholarly work is the meaningful use of assessment data for student learning and teacher development. As Director of Assessment and Accreditation, in spring of 2015 she led the preparation of the School of Education for its successful state and national reaccreditation. She currently serves as an accreditation review team member for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and has helped to revise statewide assessments for teacher education.

Before coming to CSU Chico in 2001, Dr. Miller taught middle school in the California public schools, served as a K-12 teacher educator for Project Read/Text Analysis Project at Stanford, and was senior editor at Interact, an interdisciplinary curriculum company.

Portrait of Mimi Miller, PhD