» Dr. Roxanne Greitz Miller
Associate Professor, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate & Dual Degree Programs in Education; 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
University of Miami, Bachelor of Science
Florida International University, Master of Science
Florida International University, Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
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Roxanne Greitz Miller is Assistant Dean of Undergraduate and Dual Degree Programs in Education for the College of Educational Studies, where she directs Chapman's highly successful Integrated Educational Studies undergraduate major and its five affiliated minor programs. Prior to serving in this role, Dr. Miller was Program Coordinator for Chapman's Secondary Teacher Education Credential Program and Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Emphasis Program. She is also the immediate past President of the Chapman University Faculty Senate.

A member of Chapman's faculty since 2005, Dr. Miller holds the rank of tenured Associate Professor of Education with a joint appointment in Schmid College of Science and Technology. In addition to her teaching at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels, 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. Her research centers on teacher education, the home to school connection, STEM education, and media influence on public schools and schooling. She is the current Division K Teacher Education Program Co-Chair for the American Educational Research Association (AERA), a frequent presenter at national and international conferences, and from 2005-2009 served as Contributing Editor to NSTA’s middle grades journal, Science Scope.

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 Attallah Endowed Professorship in Teacher Education. In 2014, Dr. Miller received the Outstanding Teaching Professorship at Chapman, the university's highest honor in teaching, selected by a jury of tenured professors from across all academic areas at the university. She was also selected to represent Chapman in the 2014 U.S. Professor of the Year competition.

Despite her administrative responsibilities, research background and scholarly productivity, Dr. Miller considers herself first and foremost to be a teacher. As she emphasizes to her students, "teaching is not what you do; it is who you are." She continues to hold current teaching credentials in biology, chemistry, middle grades, and gifted education in the states of Florida and California.

K-12 Teaching Experience

Dr. Miller was a secondary science teacher at both the middle school and senior high level for approximately 10 years.  In addition to her classroom teaching, she coordinated the identification and eligibility for, and delivery of, special education and gifted education services to over 400 students each year in a highly diverse, large urban middle school.  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.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Miller, R. G. (accepted, Feb. 2014). Out of Place: A “first-gen’s” indirect path toward becoming a teacher educator. To be published in Kemp, A.T. (Ed.), The Dignity of the Calling: Educators Share the Beginnings of Their Journeys.
Miller, R. G., Curwen, M. S., White-Smith, K. A., Calfee, R. C. (2014 – available online now and print forthcoming). Cultivating primary students’ scientific thinking through sustained teacher professional development. Early Childhood Education Journal. DOI 10.1007/s10643-014-0656-3.
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.