Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller
Educational Leadership
Assistant Professor & M.Ed. Program Director
COED 264
704-687-8867 ext. 1

Curriculum Vitae

Ryan A. Miller is Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership (Higher Education) and Graduate Program Director of the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His research agenda focuses on student development and the conditions for creating inclusive campus cultures in higher education. Ryan’s study on the intersectional identities of LGBTQ students with disabilities received the 2016 Melvene D. Hardee Dissertation of the Year award from NASPA. Prior to becoming a faculty member, Ryan worked professionally in higher education for eight years in the areas of student affairs, federal TRiO programs, LGBTQ affairs, affirmative action/EEO, intergroup dialogue, and institutional research. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice and College Student Affairs Journal. He also serves on the board of directors of Point Foundation, the nation’s largest LGBTQ scholarship fund.

Research Interests:
Diversity and social change in higher education 
Student affairs practice and leadership 
Intersectional identity development processes 
Disability in higher education 
LGBTQ identities in education 
Qualitative research methods

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Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, Educational Administration (2015)
Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education, Higher Education (2009)
B.J., The University of Texas at Austin, Print Journalism (2007)