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Amanda L.

Miller CURRICULUM VITAE


alm.amandamiller@ku.edu

EDUCATION

2019 (Expected) Ph.D. Special Education, ACCESS Scholar


University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas

2007 M.Ed. Special Education, SKIES Scholar


Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona

2000 B.A. Elementary Education, Life Science Concentration


Gustavus Adolphus College
St. Peter, Minnesota

RESEARCH INTERESTS

➢ Schooling mechanisms (systems and processes) that produce and disrupt inequities for
youth of color with disabilities, particularly girls of color with intellectual and
developmental disabilities.
➢ Culturally sustaining inclusive education and teacher preparation for equity and justice.
➢ Family-school-community partnerships with and for families of color.

PUBLICATIONS

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Miller, A. L. (in press). (Re)conceptualizing family-school partnerships with and for culturally
and linguistically diverse families. Race Ethnicity and Education.

Miller, A. L., Love, H. R., Kurth, J. A., & Zagona, A. L. (in press). Parent identity and family-
school partnerships: Animating diverse enactments for (special) education decision-
making. Inclusion.

Kurth, J. A., Miller, A. L., Gross Toews, S., Thompson, J. R., Cortés, M., Dahal, M. H., . . .
Wangare, F. (2018). Inclusive education: Perspectives on implementation and practice
from international experts. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 56(6), 471-485.
doi:10.1352/1934-9556-56.6.471

Hancock, C. L., & Miller, A. L. (2017). Using cultural historical activity theory to uncover
praxis for inclusive education. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 22(9), 937-
953. doi:10.1080/13603116.2017.1412517
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Love, H. R., Zagona, A. L., Kurth, J. A., & Miller, A. L. (2017). Parents' experiences in
educational decision making for children and youth with disabilities. Inclusion, 5(3), 158-
172. doi:10.1352/2326-6988-5.3.158

BOOK CHAPTERS

Kurth, J. A., Zagona, A. L., Miller, A. L., & Wehmeyer, M. L. (2018). Viewpoints on
interventions for students with extensive and pervasive support needs. In J. P. Bakken &
F. E. Obiakor (Eds.), Advances in Special Education Volume 33: Viewpoints on
interventions for learners with disabilities (pp. 143-167). London, UK: Emerald Group
Publishing.

MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW

Annamma, S. A., Handy, G. T., Miller, A. L., & Jackson, E. E. (submitted April 2018).
Animating discipline disparities through debilitating practices: Girls of color and
unsupportive classrooms. Submitted to: Teachers College Record.

Zagona, A. L., Miller, A. L., Kurth, J. A., & Love, H. R. (submitted September 2018). Parent
perspectives on special education services: How do schools implement team decisions?
Submitted to: School Community Journal.

Kurth, J. A., Miller, A. L., & Gross Toews, S. (submitted October 2018). An exploratory study
using participation plans for inclusive social studies instruction. Submitted to: DADD
Online.

Kurth, J. A., Miller, A. L., & Gross Toews, S. (submitted October 2018). Use of participation
plans for effective inclusive education. Submitted to: TEACHING Exceptional Children.

BOOK CHAPTERS UNDER REVIEW

Love, H. R., Annamma, S. A., & Miller, A. L. (under review). Difference as deficit: Positioning
of Black families and consequences for Black girls.

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION

Miller, A. L. (in preparation). Paradigm disruption: Radicalizing family-school partnerships with


and for families of color.

Miller, A. L. (in preparation). Visibilizing overlooked perspectives: Intersectional educational


research with and for girls of color with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Miller, A. L., & Chun, M. (in preparation). Transitional bridges and diverse supports: Adults
with intellectual disability discuss the university experience.

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Miller, A. L., Wilt, C. L., & Allcock, H. (in preparation). Teacher agency for inclusive
education: A scoping review.

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2017 – 2018 Doctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Policy & Social Research
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

August 2014 Peace Corps Response Volunteer Service Award, Liberia

January 2013 Alaska Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education


Inclusive Practice Award Nominee

December 2009 Peace Corps Volunteer Service Award, Namibia

2003 – 2005 Cesar Chavez Service Learning Project Award

SCHOLARSHIPS

2018 – 2019 School of Education Merit Scholarship, University of Kansas ($1,000)

2017 – 2018 School of Education Merit Scholarship, University of Kansas ($1,000)

2017 – 2018 Grace M. Phinney Scholarship, University of Kansas ($668)

2016 – 2017 School of Education Merit Scholarship, University of Kansas ($1,000)

2015 – 2019 ACCESS Leadership Preparation Scholarship, Department of Special


Education, School of Education, University of Kansas

EXTERNAL GRANTS

COMPLETED

2015 – 2016 Co-Principal Investigator. See/saw festival: On the brink. Funded by the
Kansas City Humanities Council, Kansas City, KS. ($6,739.00). Molly
Siuty, PI; Maggie Beneke, Co-PI; Hailey Love, Co-PI.

2014 – 2015 Collaborator. The Bosh Bosh expansion and enhancement project.
Funded by Chevron Corporation, San Ramon, CA. ($30,000.00). Charlene
Espinoza, PI.

2008 – 2009 Co-Principal Investigator. Epako rainwater harvesting project –


Namibia. Funded by Water Charity, Crestline, CA. ($300.00). Ben
Motlatla, PI.

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2003 – 2004 Principal Investigator. Wordless picture book project. Funded by the
Phoenix West Reading Council, Phoenix, AZ. ($250.00).

UNFUNDED

2016 – 2017 Co-Principal Investigator. Using adapted texts and technology to teach
comprehension skills in inclusive settings. Organization for Autism
Research. ($30,000.00). Jennifer Kurth, PI; Hailey Love, Co-PI; Alison
Zagona, Co-PI. Unfunded.

2015 – 2016 Key Personnel. The family cohesion project. The Health Resources and
Services Administration (HRSA) Rural Health Care Services Outreach
Program. ($599,148.00). Dave Branding, PI; Carla Meitler, Co-PI; Megan
Murphy, Co-PI. Unfunded.

PRESENTATIONS

REFEREED NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Miller, A. L., Wilt, C. L., Handy, G. T., & Annamma, S. A. (2019, April). Excavating inequities:
Making space for girls of color through education journal mapping. Paper presentation at
the 2019 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Toronto, Ontario.

Handy, G. T. Miller, A. L., Jackson, E. E., Wilmot, J. M., & Annamma, S. A. (2019, April).
Enabling radical inclusion: Girls of color reimagine inclusive education. Paper
presentation at the 2019 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.
Toronto, Ontario.

Gross Toews, S., Kurth, J. A., & Miller A. L. (2019, January). Using participation plans to teach
social studies content in inclusive secondary classrooms. Paper presentation at the CEC-
DADD 20th International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability and
Developmental Disabilities. Maui, HI.

Annamma, S. A., Miller, A. L., & Jackson, E. E. (2018, April). Animating discipline disparities
through disabling practices: Girls of color and unsupportive classrooms. Paper
presentation at the 2018 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.
New York City, NY.

Wilt, C. L., Ruppar, A. L., Allcock, H. C., Miller, A. L., Morningstar, M. E., Kurth, J., & Gross
Toews, S. (2018, April). The development of teacher agency for inclusive education.
Paper presentation at the 2018 American Educational Research Association Annual
Meeting. New York City, NY.

Miller, A. L. (2017, December). Animating opportunity: Examining access to inclusive settings


and practices through a cultural historical activity theory lens. Paper presentation at the
2017 Annual TASH Conference. Atlanta, GA.

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Kurth, J., Miller, A. L., Gross Toews, S., Gross, M., Collier, A., & Ventura, T. (2017,
December). Using participation plans to teach social studies content in inclusive
secondary classrooms. Paper presentation at the 2017 Annual TASH Conference.
Atlanta, GA.

Kurth, J., Morningstar, M., Allcock, H., Ruppar, A., Miller, A. L., & Gross Toews, S. (2017,
December). Teacher agency for inclusive education. Paper presentation at the 2017
Annual TASH Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Miller, A. L. (2017, July). Participation plans as mediating artifacts supporting inclusive


education. Paper presentation at the 2017 Soars Summer Institute on Inclusive Education.
Lawrence, KS.

Miller, A. L. (2017, June). Examining special education teacher candidate access to inclusive
practices. SECP/RD Research colloquium at the 2017 AAIDD Annual Meeting.
Hartford, CT.

Miller, A. L. (2017, April). Examining teacher candidate access to inclusive settings and
practices through a cultural historical activity theory lens. Roundtable presentation at the
2017 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX.

Hancock, C., & Miller, A. L. (2017, April). Using cultural historical activity theory to uncover
praxis in special education teacher preparation. Roundtable presentation at the 2017
American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX.

Kurth, J., Love, H., Miller, A. L., & Zagona, A. (2017, April). Listening to hear: Parent beliefs,
perceptions, and insights. Paper presentation at the 2017 CEC Annual Meeting. Boston,
MA.

Kurth, J., Love, H., Miller, A. L., & Zagona, A. (2016, December). Family experiences with
educational decision-making for students with intellectual and developmental disability.
Paper presentation at the 2016 Annual TASH Conference. St. Louis, MO.

Miller, A. L., Love, H., Zagona, A., & Kurth, J. (2016, June). Family perspectives on
educational placement and decision-making for children and youth with intellectual and
developmental disability. Poster presentation at 2016 Annual AAIDD Conference.
Atlanta, GA.

Miller, A. L. (2016, March). Defining another: Friendships of children and youth with low-
incidence disabilities. Poster presentation at the 2016 KU Professionals for Inclusion and
Social Justice Research Conference. Lawrence, KS.

Miller, A. L. (2013, February). Teaching self-determination and self-advocacy through student-


led IEPs. Paper presentation at the 2013 Alaska Statewide Special Education Conference.
Anchorage, AK.

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Hebein, J., Martin, R., Martinez, L., Miller, A. L., O’Shea, B., & Zlamal, H. (2006, December).
Inclusive schools from the perspective of pre-service inclusion facilitators. Poster
presentation at the 2006 Annual TASH Conference. Baltimore, MD.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

2018 – Present Principal Investigator (Drs. Subini Annamma and Jennifer Kurth, Faculty
Supervisors)
Girls of Color with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Reinventing Education Through an Intersectional Photographic Lens,
University of Kansas

2018 – Present Principal Investigator (Dr. Subini Annamma, Faculty Supervisor)


Pre-Service Teachers’ Attitudes and Beliefs about Equity and Justice,
University of Kansas

Summer 2018 Graduate Research Assistant (Dr. Jennifer Kurth, PI)


International Perspectives on Inclusive Education, University of Kansas

2017 – Present Graduate Research Assistant (Drs. Jennifer Kurth and Mary Morningstar)
Teacher Agency for Inclusive Education, University of Kansas

2016 – 2017 Graduate Research Assistant (Dr. Jennifer Kurth, PI)


Teaching Academic Content in Inclusive High Schools, University of
Kansas

2016 – 2017 Principal Investigator (Dr. Jennifer Kurth, Faculty Supervisor)


College Students Reflect on their University Experiences, University of
Kansas

2016 – 2017 Principal Investigator (Dr. Elizabeth Kozleski, Faculty Supervisor)


Examining Teacher Candidate Self-Reflection and Discourse Through a
Cultural Historical Activity Theory Lens, University of Kansas

2016 – Present Graduate Research Assistant (Dr. Subini Annamma, PI)


Voices Unheard: Girls of Color and Academic and Disciplinary
Inequities, University of Kansas

2015 – 2016 Graduate Research Assistant (Dr. Jennifer Kurth, PI)


Family Perspectives on Designing and Implementing (Special) Education
Services, University of Kansas

2015 – Present Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Trainee


University of Kansas

2006 – 2007 Graduate Research Fellow (Dr. Susan Marks, PI)

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Interdisciplinary Disability Policy and Practice, Northern Arizona


University

2005 – 2006 Graduate Research Assistant (Dr. Sean Clendaniel, PI)


National Pathways Into Health Initiative, Northern Arizona University

UNIVERSITY TEACHING

University of Kansas, School of Education, Department of Special Education

Instructor or Co-Instructor
Spring 2018 Co-Instructor
SPED 985, Naturalistic Research

Spring 2017 Instructor of Record


SPED 854, Family and Interprofessional Collaboration in Special
Education

Spring 2016 Co-Instructor


SPED 675/775/875, Practicum with Children and Youth with Disabilities

Graduate Teaching Assistant


Spring 2017 Graduate Teaching Assistant
SPED 985, Naturalistic Research

Field Supervisor
Fall 2018 Practicum Supervisor
SPED 875, Practicum with Children and Youth with Disabilities

Spring 2018 Practicum Supervisor


SPED 775/875, Practicum with Children and Youth with Disabilities

Fall 2017 Practicum Supervisor


SPED 775, Practicum with Children and Youth with Disabilities

Guest Lectures in University Courses


Miller, A. (2015, March). My experience as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in Liberia.
Guest lecturer for Kenai Peninsula College Kachemak Bay Campus undergraduate
course, ANTH A250 The Rise of Civilization. Homer, Alaska

SERVICE

SERVICE TO THE FIELD

Journal Editorial Activities


2017 – 2018 Guest Reviewer, American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental

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Disabilities
2017 – 2018 Guest Reviewer, Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability
2017 – 2018 Guest Reviewer, International Journal of Inclusive Education
2016 – 2017 Guest Reviewer, Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions
2016 – 2017 Guest Reviewer, Teaching and Teacher Education
2016 – 2017 Guest Reviewer, Remedial and Special Education
2016 – 2017 Guest Reviewer, Inclusion

Conference Paper Proposal Reviewer


Summer 2018 2019 AERA Annual Conference – Disability Studies in Education SIG

Committee Memberships
2016 – Present Campus Liaison, Division G: Social Contexts of Education, University of
Kansas

SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY

Doctoral Student Groups


2016 – 2017 Co-Chair, Community Partnerships, University of Kansas Professionals
for Inclusion and Social Justice (ISJ)
2015 – 2016 Co-Chair, See/Saw Festival, University of Kansas Professionals for
Inclusion and Social Justice (ISJ)

Graduate Student Groups


Spring 2007 President, TASH at Northern Arizona University
Spring/Fall 2006 Vice President, TASH at Northern Arizona University

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)


 Member, Student and Early Career Professional (2018 – Present)
 Board Member At Large, AAIDD Kansas Chapter (2016 – Present)
 Member (2016 – Present)

American Educational Research Association (AERA)


 Member, Special Interest Group: Arts-Based Educational Research (2017 – Present)
 Member, Special Interest Group: Disability Studies in Education (2016 – Present)
 Member, Special Interest Group: Indigenous Peoples of the Americas (2016 – Present)
 Member, Special Interest Group: Qualitative Research (2016 – Present)
 Member, Special Interest Group: Critical Educators for Social Justice (2015 – Present)
 Member, Division G: Social Context of Education (2015 – Present)
 Member (2015 – Present)

Society for Disability Studies (SDS)


 Member (2018 – Present)

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TASH
 Member, TASH Early Career Researcher Network (2017 – Present)
 Member, Inclusive Education Committee (2016 – Present)
 Member (2006, 2007, 2010, 2014 – Present)

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES

2012 – 2018 Alaska Professional Teacher Certificate: Special Education GR K-12

2012 – 2018 Alaska Professional Teacher Certificate: Elementary Education GR K-8

2007 Interdisciplinary Disability Policy and Practice Certificate


Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona

2007 Positive Behavior Support Certificate


Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona

CLASSROOM TEACHING

Fall 2014 K-12 Title I/Title VII Tutor


Nanwalek School
Nanwalek, AK

Summer 2014 4th-12th Grade Poetry Instructor


Martha Tubman Summer Vacation School
Salala, Liberia

2014 Adult Literacy Instructor


Bosh Bosh, Inc.
Salala, Liberia

2014 Instructor: Photo/Videography, Peer Counseling, and Journalism


Bosh Bosh, Inc.
Salala, Liberia

2010 – 2013 K-6 Inclusion Facilitator/Special Education Teacher


Fireweed Academy
Homer, AK

2007 – 2009 Primary Teacher Educator


United States Peace Corps
Gobabis, Namibia

Spring 2007 Teaching Fieldwork


Mirage Elementary School
Glendale, AZ

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2002 – 2005 4th Grade Teacher


Phoenix Pappas Regional Elementary School
Phoenix, AZ

2001 – 2002 Cadre Teacher


Jordan Park School for Extended Learning
Minneapolis, MN

2000 – 2001 Building Reserve Teacher


Richard Green Central Park School
Minneapolis, MN

Fall 2000 Teaching Fieldwork


Nerstrand Elementary School
Nerstrand, MN

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

2018 Participant, Photovoice Workshop for Academic Researchers


Ball State University
Muncie, IN

2017 – Present Participant, Graduate Working Group on Qualitative Research


Institute for Policy & Social Research, University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

2017 Participant, 2017 SECP/RD Research Colloquium


American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Hartford, CT

2017 Participant, Critical Educators for Social Justice (CESJ) Graduate Student
Forum
American Educational Research Association
San Antonio, TX

2016 Participant, Division G Graduate Student Mentoring Pre-Conference


American Educational Research Association
Washington, D.C.

2015 AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer


MAPP of the Southern Kenai Peninsula
Homer, AK

2014 Education Programs Director – Peace Corps Response Volunteer


United States Peace Corps

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Salala, Liberia

2012 Cooperating Teacher


Alaska Pacific University Teacher Practicum
Homer, AK

2010 Instructional Staff


Oregon Trail Outdoor School Program
Portland, OR

2007 – 2009 Primary Teacher Preparation Program – Peace Corps Volunteer


United States Peace Corps
Gobabis, Namibia

2007 SUPPORT Cadre Classroom Consultant


Arizona Department of Education
Phoenix, AZ

2004 – 2005 Mentor Teacher


Phoenix Pappas Regional Elementary School
Phoenix, AZ

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2015 Participant, Green Dot Community Instructor Training

2009 Facilitator, Service Learning Reciprocal School Partnership

2008 – 2009 Peace Corps Volunteer Secondary Project, Pen Friends

2008 – 2009 Peace Corps Volunteer Secondary Project, Early Intervention Programme

2008 – 2009 Peace Corps Volunteer Secondary Project, School Library Development

2004 – 2005 Member, Leadership Committee and Reading Leadership Committee

2004 – 2005 Leader, 4th/5th Grade Team

2002 – 2003 Co-Facilitator, 1st and 4th Grade Reading Buddies

References Available Upon Request

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