Dr. Roxanne Greitz Miller
Associate Professor, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate & Dual Degree Programs in Education; Donna Ford Attallah Endowed Professor in Teacher Education
- 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
- Video Profile
Roxanne Greitz Miller, tenured Associate Professor of Education with a joint appointment in Schmid College of Science and Technology, 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. Her research centers on teacher education, the home to school connection, and media influence on public schools and schooling. She is a frequent presenter at national conferences and from 2005-2009 served as Contributing Editor to NSTA’s middle grades journal, Science Scope.
Despite her 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." 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.
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
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.