Whitney McIntyre Miller joined the Graduate Leadership Programs faculty in the Attallah College of Educational Studies as an Assistant Professor in August 2014. Prior to coming to Chapman University, she was an Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership at Northern Kentucky University. 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. She teaches Ph.D. courses on Leading from Within, Global Leadership, and Grounded Theory and master's courses on Leading for Emerging Social Issues and Leadership in Popular Culture. 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 40 countries for work, study, and leisure.
She has also worked in the areas of international development, refugee return and resettlement, nonviolence, elections monitoring, and community development. Dr. McIntyre Miller takes an active role in international education and global study and has led several study abroad programs 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 is a co-convener of its Peace Leadership Affinity Group), the Community Development Society (and is the co-chair of its International Committee), and the Peace and Justice Studies Association.