Teaches introductory linguistics and teacher education courses for teaching English learners and on language and culture in schools & policy, in DLLC and Reich College of Education.
M.Ed. ESOL/Bilingual/Multicultural Education, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2000.
Sociolinguistics, language pedagogy & critical materials development, intercultural communication, multilingual/cultural educational policy and practice, language and its connection to identity, the art of civil dialogue, cross language abilities, and social justice.
Professor Miller’s love of languages and cultures began in a 7th grade Spanish class in Minnesota and became a great passion of hers after a high school trip to Norway. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a Masters in Education (M.Ed.). She specializes in K-8 ESOL, bilingual, and multilingual education. She has also completed additional coursework in ethnography of communication and international education.
Her studies have led her to live in a variety of places. She has taught in Montenegro, Germany and Austria, and she has lived extensively in Kampala, Uganda, and Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. She also has interned with a teacher to help with those that survived the genoside in Cambodia. In the United States of America, she has taught in Minnesota, Massachusetts, and now here at Appalachian State University in North Carolina.
Professor Miller has skills in German, SLA, curriculum development, holistic assessment, and methods and materials for international education. Some of these methods or materials for international education include integrating local knowledge systems and implementation of policies and research on efficacy for multilingual education programs. Her current research interests are language and its connection to identity, the art of civil dialogue, art of collaboration, and cross language abilities.
She has completed 27 credits worth of additional coursework in ethnography of communication and international education.
Title: Lecturer, TESL/Applied Linguistics
Department: Languages, Literatures & Cultures
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Phone: (828) 262-8592