Jan Gibson Miller, Ed.D.
 

Assistant Professor of Instructional Leadership
Chair, Department of Instructional Leadership and Support
Station 33
Bibb Graves 223
(205) 652-3445
jmiller@uwa.edu
Degrees:
  • Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2007
  • Ed.S., Mississippi State University, 1992
  • M.Ed., University of West Alabama, 1990
  • B.S., University of West Alabama, 1988
Professional Biography:

Dr. Jan Miller is currently serving as the Chair of the Instructional Leadership & Support Department and serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of West Alabama in the College of Education – Instructional Leadership Department.
 
Dr. Miller has 22 years of public school experience in the state of Mississippi. During those 22 years, she has taught numerous grade levels, served as a lead teacher, and supervised two schools as principal. Dr. Miller’s background and areas of emphasis include early childhood and elementary education, arts integration, instructional leadership, curriculum and instruction, data analysis, school improvement, grant writing, and professional development.

Employment Date: June 2008
Classes usually taught:

IL 573, IL 574, IL 576, IL 578, IL 579, TL 655, TL 656, IL 652, IL 658, IL 659

Additional UWA Assignments:

Ed.S. Programs for Instructional Leadership and Teacher Leader
NCATE Committee – Standard 2: Assessment – Chair
LiveText Committee
Member of Graduate Council
Member of Faculty Senate
Scheduling Committee – Chair
Praxis Preparation Committee - Chair
Member of the Dean’s Search Committee
Tutwiler Educator of the Year Award – Chair
COE Lesson Plan Committee
COE Writing Committee
COE – Service Learning Committee
International Programs Committee – Co-Chair Fulbright Scholar Visit

Committees:

Tutwiler of the Year Committee, SACS Committee, COE Writing Committee, IL & Support Search Committee

Current Projects:

Study - Comparative Analysis of Praxis Scores of new Instructional Leadership students for Program Effectiveness (on-going)(2 years of data)
 
 
Study - "What do students in grades Pre-K-12 think about Teacher Effectiveness?" (March 2010-present)

Recent Publications:

Kouzes, J.M. and Posner, B.Z. The Leadership Challenge Activities Book. San
Francisco: Pfeiffer, 2010.  
*published work within The Leadership Challenge Activities Book

Recent Presentations:

The Leadership Challenge Forum 2010. Knight, D. & Miller, J. , “The Honey Pot of Change: Lessons from Pooh”  
 
The Leadership Challenge Forum 2010. Knight, D. & Miller, J. , “It’s a Trick!”  
 
The Leadership Challenge Forum 2010. Knight, D. & Miller, J. , “From Good Schools to GREAT Schools: What Great Principals Do Differently!”  Submitted January 2, 2010
 
The Leadership Challenge Forum 2010. Knight, D. & Miller, J. , “Bridge Building”  .
 
Texas A & M Assessment Conference (TAMU). Harwell, D., Knight, D., & Miller, J., “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed Something TRUE!”
 
Texas A & M Assessment Conference (TAMU). Harwell, D., Knight, D., & Miller, J., “Students as Test Creators!” Presented on February 23, 2010.
 
Texas A & M Assessment Conference (TAMU). Harwell, D., Knight, D., & Miller, J., “An Evolutionary Tale: Effective Faculty Involvement from Reluctant to Enthusiastic”
 
2010 AdvancEd-SACS/CASI National Conference. Fast Forward: Educating Beyond the Horizon. Knight, D., & Miller, J., “From Good to Great Schools: What Great Principals do Differently”
 
2010 AdvancEd-SACS/CASI National Conference. Fast Forward: Educating Beyond the Horizon. Knight, D., & Miller, J., “The Honey Pot of Change: Lesson from Pooh and Friends”
 
National Staff Development Conference (NSDC) Summer Conference. Knight, D. & Miller, J., “Positive Partnerships between P12 Schools and Universities” 
 
National Staff Development Conference (NSDC) Annual Conference – Atlanta, GA –Knight, D. & Miller, J. “Differentiated Supervision: Connecting Teacher Growth to Student Achievement”
 
National Staff Development Council (NSDC) / Learning Forward – Summer Conference. Miller, J.  “The Use of YouTube to Engage Adult Learners”
 
 National Staff Development Council (NSDC) / Learning Forward, Good to Great: What GREAT principals do differently! and CHANGE – According to Pooh and Friends – 2011 Annual Conference. Miller, J.
 2011 Texas A & M Assessment Conference, From Data Blues to Assessment Jazz. Harwell, D., Hohn, E., and Miller, J.

Additional Information:

ALSDE State Leadership Team Member – Represented Alabama at the SREB Leadership Forums in May 2009, May 2010, and May 2011.
 
UWA’s Leadership Development Program (January 2010) (Internship Spring/Summer 2011)
 
Alabama Association of Professors of Educational Leadership (AAPEL) – Member at Large (2009-2010)USDE – i3 Peer Grant Reviewer (June 2010)
 
American Association for Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) – Proposal Reviewer for AACTE’s 2011 Annual Meeting (May-June 2010) (May-June 2011)
 
Educational Technology Solutions (ETS) – Product Reviewer
 
The Leadership Challenge – Ask the Expert Member
 
Educate Alabama – State Trainer
 
Faculty Row – Member