Michelle Denise Miller

Director, First Year Learning Initiative at University College and Professor of Psychological Sciences, Northern Arizona University

Dr. Miller's academic background is in cognitive psychology and behavioral neuroscience; her scholarly interests include applied attention and memory research, psychological impacts of technology, and student success in the early college career. Dr. Miller co-created the First Year Learning Initiative at Northern Arizona University and is also active in course redesign, serving as a Redesign Scholar for the National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT). She specializes in mobilizing instructors to adopt teaching strategies that leverage principles from cognitive and brain sciences, work that informs her 2014 book Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology (Harvard University Press).

Experience

  • 1999–present
    Professor, Psychological Sciences, Northern Arizona University

Education

  • 1997 
    University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D

Honours

President's Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Northern Arizona University