Roxanne Greitz Miller is the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and holds the Donna Ford Attallah Endowed Professorship in Teacher Education. Dr. Miller's prior university-wide leadership roles include Director of the Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (IETL; 2015-2018) and President of the Faculty Senate (2013-14). Within the Attallah College, Dr. Miller formerly served as Assistant Dean of Undergraduate and Integrated Degree Programs (2014-2015) as well as Program Coordinator for the Secondary Teacher Education Credential Program and the Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Emphasis Program (2008-2011).
A member of Chapman's faculty since 2005, Dr. Miller holds the rank of tenured full Professor with a joint appointment to 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 professional development, the home-to-school connection, and STEM education. She is currently Chair-Elect of the Small Colleges Special Interest Group of the Professional and Organizational Developers (POD) Network, served as Division K Teacher Education Program Co-Chair for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) from 2013-2016, and as Contributing Editor to NSTA’s Science Scope journal from 2005-2009.
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 Attallah Endowed Professorship. 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 also represented Chapman in the Carnegie Foundation’s 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 the full academic year as a Professor-in-Residence, supporting the school’s students, teachers, and administrators.