Ryan A. Miller is Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Higher Education Program Director at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His research agenda focuses on student development and the creation of inclusive campus cultures in higher education. Ryan’s study about 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 College Student Development, Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, and College Student Affairs Journal.
Equity and diversity in higher education
College student identity development (disability, LGBTQ identities, race/ethnicity)
Student affairs practice and leadership
Qualitative research methods
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)