» Dr. Roxanne Greitz Miller
Associate Professor, Donna Ford Attallah Endowed Professor in Teacher Education

College of Educational Studies
Schmid College of Science and Technology
Dr. Roxanne Greitz Miller
Office Location:
Reeves Hall 4B
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Education
University of Miami, Bachelor of Science
Florida International University, Master of Science
Florida International University, Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction
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Biography

Roxanne Greitz Miller, tenured Associate Professor of Education with a joint appointment in Schmid College of Science, joined the faculty at Chapman University in 2005. Prior to her appointment as a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California (UC) Riverside in 1999, Dr. Miller was a secondary science teacher at both middle school and senior high levels in the Florida public schools. She continues to hold current teaching credentials in biology, chemistry, middle grades, and gifted education in the states of Florida and California.
 
Dr. Miller has served as Principal or Co-Principal Investigator on state and federal research grants representing over $3.5 million in funding and has published numerous refereed articles, book chapters, and comprehensive historical abstracts.  She is a frequent presenter at national conferences and from 2005-2009 served as Contributing Editor to NSTA’s middle grades journal, Science Scope.  In 2011-2012, Dr. Miller “went back to middle school” for a full year as Professor-in-Residence to explore, in-depth, recent changes to public schools, their teachers, and students.
 
In 2008, Dr. Miller was honored with Chapman’s Valerie Scudder Award for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and research and in 2012 was awarded the Donna Ford Atallah Endowed Professorship in Teacher Education.
 
Despite her research background and scholarly productivity, Dr. Miller considers herself first and foremost to be at teacher. As she emphasizes to her students, "teaching is not what you do; it is who you are." 

Watch Dr. Miller talk about her philosopies on education and undergraduate research

Publications:

Curwen, M.S., Miller, R. G., White-Smith, K.A. & Calfee, R.C. (Fall 2010). Increasing Teachers' Metacognition Develops Students' Higher Learning during Content Area Literacy Instruction: Findings from the Read-Write Cycle Project.  Issues in Teacher Education, 19(2), 127-51.

Miller, R. G. (2009). Wither thou goest: The trailing spouse or commuter marriage dilemma.  In M. Weinburgh & K. Wieseman (Eds.), Becoming and being: Women’s experiences in leadership in K-16 science education communities (pp. 111-126). London: Springer.

White-Smith, K. A., & Miller, R. G. (2008). All differences aside: Establishing a research-based university and textbook publisher partnership for powerful teacher professional development. New Hampshire Journal of Education, 11(2), 57-62.

Miller, R. G. (2007). Thinking like a scientist: Exploring transference of science inquiry skills to literacy applications with Kindergarten students. Electronic Journal of Literacy through Science, 6(1), 41-53.

Calfee, R. C., & Miller, R. G. (2007). Best practices in writing assessment.  In S. Graham, C. MacArthur & J. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Best practices in writing instruction (pp. 265-286). New York: Guilford Press.

Calfee, R. C., Miller, R. G., Norman, K. A., Wilson, K. M., & Trainin, G. (2006). Learning to do educational research.  In R. J. Sternberg & M. Constas (Eds.), Translating theory and research into educational practice (pp. 77-104). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Miller, R. G. (2006). Inside global warming. California Journal of Science Education, 8(1), 5-17.

Miller, R. G. (2006). Unlocking reading comprehension with key science inquiry skills. Science Scope, 30(1), 30-33.

Calfee, R. C., & Miller, R. G. (2005). Breaking ground: Constructing authentic reading-writing assessments for middle and secondary students. In R. Indrisano and J. Paratore, (Eds.), Learning to write, writing to learn: Theory and research in practice (pp. 203-219). Delaware: IRA.

Calfee, R. C., & Miller, R. G. (2005). Comprehending through composing: Reflections on reading assessment strategies. In S. Paris & S. Stahl (Eds.), Children’s reading comprehension and assessment (pp. 215-233). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Miller, R. G., & Calfee, R. C. (2004). Making thinking visible:  A method to encourage science writing in upper elementary grades. Science and Children, 42(3), 20-25.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Calfee, R.C., & Miller, R.G. (2013). Best Practices in Writing Assessment for Instruction. In S. Graham, C. MacArthur, and J. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Best Practices in Writing Instruction (2nd Edition) (pp. 351-380). New York: Guilford.
Miller, R. G. (2011). Unlocking Reading Comprehension with Key Science Inquiry Skills (Chapter 3). In J. Wheeler-Toppen (Ed.), Science the "Write" Way (pp. 11-16). Arlington, VA: NSTA Press.
Miller, R. G., & Calfee, R. C. (2011). Making Thinking Visible: A Method to Encourage Science Writing in the Upper Elementary Grades (Chapter 6). In J. Wheeler-Toppen (Ed.), Science the "Write" Way (pp. 31-40). Arlington, VA: NSTA Press.
Curwen, M.S., Miller, R.G., White-Smith, K.A. & Calfee, R.C. (Fall 2010). Increasing Teachers' Metacognition Develops Students' Higher Learning during Content Area Literacy Instruction: Findings from the Read-Write Cycle Project. Issues in Teacher Education, 19 (2), 127-51.
Miller, R. G. (2009). Wither thou goest: The trailing spouse or commuter marriage dilemma. In M. Weinburgh & K. Wieseman (Eds.), Becoming and being: Women’s experiences in leadership in K-16 science education communities (pp. 111-126). London: Springer.
Miller, R. G. (2009). Advancing understanding of drug addiction and treatment. Science Scope, 32(6), 14-17.
Miller, R. G. (2008). How “bright” is it to use CFLs? A look at the controversy. Science Scope, 32(4), 54-57.
White-Smith, K. A., & Miller, R. G. (2008). All differences aside: Establishing a research-based university and textbook publisher partnership for powerful teacher professional development. New Hampshire Journal of Education, 11(2), 57-62.
Miller, R. G., & *Schandler, T. (2008). Ellis Paul Torrance. In Provenzo, E. F. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the social and cultural foundations of education (pp. 954-955). New York: Sage.
Miller, R. G. (2008). History of gifted education. In Provenzo, E. F. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the social and cultural foundations of education (pp. 368-370). New York: Sage.
Miller, R. G., & *Schandler, T. (2008). Lewis Madison Terman. In Provenzo, E. F. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the social and cultural foundations of education (pp. 952-953). New York: Sage.
Miller, R. G. (2008). Policy issues in gifted education. In Provenzo, E. F. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the social and cultural foundations of education (pp. 370-371). New York: Sage.
Miller, R. G. & Were, L. M. (2008). Enough already? Linking science, geography, mathematics and sociology through population study. Science Scope, 31(9), 10-14.