Dr. Whitney McIntyre Miller

Dr. Whitney McIntyre Miller

Associate Professor
Attallah College of Educational Studies
Expertise: Peace Leadership; Community Development; Postconflict Societies; Student Philanthropy;
Office Location: Reeves Hall
Phone: 714-744-2134
University of Pittsburgh, Bachelor of Arts
University of Pittsburgh, Master of Science
University of Pittsburgh, Master of Social Work
University of San Diego, Ph.D.

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Whitney McIntyre Miller is an Associate Professor of Leadership Programs in the Attallah College of Educational Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego and holds master's degrees in International Development and Social Work, as well as a bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. McIntyre Miller centers her research around peace leadership and issues of community development and leadership, with a particular focus on postconflict societies, publishing peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on these topics. She teaches courses on Leading from Within, Leading Transformational Change, Qualitative Methods, and Grounded Theory in the Ph.D. in Education (Leadership Studies emphasis) program. She has also served as the Faculty Coordinator of the Master of Arts in Leadership Development (MLD) and teaches master’s courses on Peace and Sustainability Leadership, Leading for Emerging Social Issues, Leadership in Popular Culture, and the MLD capstone series.  Dr. McIntyre Miller has researched and worked in Sierra Leone and Bosnia-Herzegovina and has also lived in Russia. She has traveled to more than 60 countries for work, study, and leisure. 

Dr. McIntyre Miller has also worked in the areas of international development, refugee return and resettlement, nonviolence, elections monitoring, and community development. She takes an active role in international education and global study and has led multiple study abroad programs, coordinated a doctoral level Chapman and Shanghai Normal University partnership, and is an active alumna with the Institute of Shipboard Education’s Semester at Sea program. Dr. McIntyre Miller is a member of the International Leadership Association (and has served as a co-convener of its Peace Leadership Affinity Group), the Community Development Society (and has served as a Board Member), and the Los Alamitos Unified School District’s Human Relations Advisory Council.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Sheridan, K., McIntyre Miller, W., & Satterwhite, R. (2023). Centering intersectional sustainability in leadership education: A case for the sustainable development goals. New Directions in Student Leadership, 223(179), 21-30. https://doi.org/10.1002/yd.20566
Satterwhite, R., Sheridan, K., & McIntyre Miller, W. (2023). Introduction to leadership for complex problems and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. New Directions in Student Leadership, 223(179), 13-19. https://doi.org/10.1002/yd.20565
McIntyre Miller, W. & Atwi, R. (2023). Migrant and refugee women: A case for community leadership. Journal of Leadership Studies. 12(2), 47-52. https://doi.org/10.1002/jls.21858
Satterwhite, R., Sheridan, K., & McIntyre Miller, W. (2023). Teaching Sustainability through Leadership Education. New Directions in Student Leadership, 223(179).
Atwi, R., McIntyre Miller, W., Abdou, A.S., Alomair, M.O., Irwin, N.J., Hilt, L., Lotfi, N., murray, s., & Richmond, G. (2022). Peace leadership education: Stories of growth, training, and development. In E. Schellhammer (Ed.) Evolution of peace leadership and practical implications (pp. 101-123). IGI Global.
Irwin, N., McIntyre Miller, W., Lotfi, N., Thomas, C., & Zuwayed, O.W. (2022). A peaceful view of leadership studies. In E. Schellhammer (Ed.) Evolution of peace leadership and practical implications (pp. 61-77). IGI Global.
Satterwhite, R., Sheridan, K., & McIntyre Miller, W. (2022). Tensions in sustainability leadership. In K. Guthrie & K. Priest (Eds.), Navigating complexities in leadership: Moving towards critical hope (pp. 27-38). Information Age Publishing.
McIntyre Miller, W. & Alomair, M. (2022). Understanding integral peace leadership in practice: Lessons and learnings from Women PeaceMaker Narratives. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1037/pac0000618
Satterwhite, R., Sarid, A., Cunningham, C., Goryunova, E., Crandall, H., Morrison, J., Sheridan, K., & McIntyre Miler, W. (2020). Contextualizing our leadership education approach to complex problem solving: Shifting paradigms and evolving knowledge: Priority 5 of the National Leadership Education Research Agenda 2020-2025. Journal of Leadership Studies
Sheridan, K., Satterwhite, R., & McIntyre Miller, W. (2019). Developing leaders in place: Graduate leadership education for a sustainable and peaceful future. In K. Kremers, A. Liepins, & A. York (Eds.), Developing change agents: Innovative practices for sustainability leadership. Angles Publishing. Retrieved from https://open.lib.umn.edu/changeagents/chapter/developing-leaders-in-place/
McIntyre Miller, W., & Alomair, M. (2019). Peace leadership for sustainable change: Lessons from Women PeaceMakers. In H. E. Schockman, V. A. Hernández Soto and A. Boitano de Moras (Eds.) Peace, reconciliation and social justice in the 21st Century: The role of leaders and followers (pp. 227-244). Bingley, England: Emerald Group.
McIntyre Miller, W. (2019). Through community eyes: The role of international organizations in postconflict community development in Sierra Leone. Journal of Community Practice, 27, 60-77.
McIntyre Miller, W. and Wundah, M. (2018). Integral peace leadership: The case of Christiana Thorpe of Sierra Leone. S. Byrne and S. Alamas (Eds). Peace leadership: The quest for connectedness. Routledge.
McIntyre Miller, W., and Abdou, A. (2018). Cultivating a professional culture of peace and inclusion: Conceptualizing practical applications of peace leadership in schools. Frontiers in Education, 53. Retrieved from https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/feduc.2018.00056
McIntyre Miller, W. and Grogan, M. (2017). Aung San Suu Kyi: A leadership journey toward peace and democracy In T. Normore and J. Brooks’ Leadership Lessons: Great Thinkers on Equity, Justice and Education. Teachers College Press.
Olberding, J. C., & McIntyre Miller, W. (2017). Building community together: A study of inter-neighborhood collaboration and development in Cincinnati, Ohio. Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society, 49, 175-190.
McDonald, D., McIntyre Miller, W. & McDougle, L. (2017). Connecting through giving: Understanding the impact of the Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership. 7(2) p. 110-122
Olberding, J. and McIntyre Miller, W. (2016). Grassroots community development as special events. In J. Olberding (Eds) Special Events as Social Entrepreneurship. (pp. 145-159). New York, NY: Routledge.
McDougle, L., McDonald, D., Li, H., McIntyre Miller, W., and Xu, C. (2016). Can philanthropy be taught? Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. p. 1-22
McIntyre Miller, W. (2016). Toward a Scholarship of Peace Leadership. International Journal of Public Leadership. 12(3) p. 216-226.
Satterwhite, R., Sheridan, K., and McIntyre Miller, W. (2016). Rediscovering deep time: Sustainability and the need to re-engage with multiple dimensions of time in leadership studies. Journal of Leadership Studies 9(4) p. 47-53
Satterwhite, R., McIntyre Miller, W., and Sheridan, K. (2015). Leadership for sustainability and peace: Emergent themes for leadership education and development. In M. Sowcik (Ed.) Leadership 2050: Contextualizing Global Leadership Processes for the Future.
McIntyre Miller, W. (2015). Moving forward in Sierra Leone: Community-based factors for postconflict development. In B. Hales, N. Walzer, and J. Calvin Innovative Community Responses to Disaster. Routledge.
McIntyre Miller, W. (2015). Leadership. In P. Lachapelle (Author) Perspectives and current issues. In R. Phillips and R.H. Fittman (Eds.) An introduction to community development (2nd ed.). (363-374). New York, NY: Routledge.
McIntyre Miller, W. and Wundah, M. (2015). A peace profile of Christiana Thorpe. Peace Review, 27(4) p. 515-521
McIntyre Miller, W. and Green, Z. (2015). An integral perspective of peace leadership. Integral Leadership Review 15(2).
McIntyre Miller, W and Harter, N. (2015). Liminality and community leadership: Transitioning leadership in postconflict in Sierra Leone. International Leadership Journal 7(1) p. 3-22.
McIntyre Miller, W. (2015, June). Peace leadership theories for community leadership. Vanguard- Community Development Society Newsletter.
McIntyre Miller, W. and Olberding, J. (2014). The “Community Entertainment District” Designation as a Tool for Urban Redevelopment in Cincinnati, OH. Journal of Community Practice 22(1-2), p. 10-28.
McIntyre Miller, W. (2014, April). Emerging Leadership Theories for Community Leadership. Vangaurd- Community Development Society Newsletter.
McIntyre Miller, W. (2013). Chieftaincy-based community dispute resolution: The case of Sierra Leone. Conflict Resolution Quarterly 30(3), p. 295-308.
Reilly, S. and McIntyre Miller, W. (2012). Petitioners as a reflection of their community. In S. Reilly and R. Yonk (Eds.) Direct Democracy in the United States: Petitioners as a Reflection of Society (pp. 80-101).
McIntyre Miller, W. (2012) Moving forward in Sierra Leone: Community-based factors for postconflict development. Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society 43(5), p. 550-565.