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Hannah Miller

Hannah Miller
Associate Professor, Chair, Advisor, Education Department
305 WLLC
Academic History:

Ph.D. Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education Michigan State University, 2016
Ed.S. Curriculum & Instruction, Science Education University of Florida, 2011
M.A. Environmental Education Goshen College, 2010
B.A. Biology Rhodes College, 2001

Advising: Education/Elementary Education (M.A.)

About Hannah Miller

Hannah Miller is an associate professor of education at NVU-Johnson, where she is the co-director of the Inclusive Childhood Education program. Before returning to the United States to pursue her academic career in 2009, Dr. Miller lived in China where she taught science in formal elementary and secondary settings, and also English as a foreign language. During her time in China, she became interested in environmental education, which she has maintained as an academic pursuit throughout her career. Her dissertation used the agency/structure dialectic to examine how undergraduates envision the process of social change for sustainability and how they enact agency in local contexts to make the change they want to see in their own lives, their communities, and the world.

Courses Taught

EDU 2005 Reading, Writing, and Math for Educators

EDU 2360 Perspectives on Learning in a Diverse Society

EDU 3125 Educational Technology

EDU 3265 Instructional Dynamics I

EDU 4630 Integrated Elementary Methods

EDU 4650 Capstone Seminar

EDU 6850 Elementary Student Teaching

EDU 5011 Seminar in Educational Studies

EDU 5021 Instructional Dynamics I for Elementary Education

EDU 6011 Integrated Elementary Methods

EDU 6555 Critical and Cultural Perspectives in Education

EDU 6970 Capstone Seminar

Publications and Presentations

Miller, H. K. (2019). Quietism in the face of injustice: A cultural Mennonite’s struggle (and failure) in the fight for justice in science and environmental education. In J. Bazzul & C. Burke (Eds.), Critical voices in science education: Narratives of academic journeys (pp. 13-24). Springer.

Miller, H. K. (2018). Developing a critical consciousness of race in place-based environmental education: Franco’s story. Environmental Education Research, 24(6), 845-858.

Miller, H. K. (2018). “Being a good person in the system we already have will not save us”: interpreting how students narrate and embody the process of social change for sustainability using an agency/structure lens. Environmental Education Research, 24(1), 145.

Miller, H. K., Johnson, W., & Anderson, C. W. (2017). Using Crosscutting Concepts as a Tool forClimate Change and Citizenship Education. In D. P. Shepardson, A. Roychoudhury, & A. Hirsch (Eds.), Teaching and Learning about Climate Change: A Framework for Educators. New York: Routledge.

Miller, H. K. (2016). Undergraduates in a sustainability semester: models of social change for sustainability. Journal of Environmental Education, 47(1), 52-67.

Miller, H. K., & Jones, L. C. (2014). Analyzing sustainability themes in state science standards: two case studies. Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 24(2), 183-192.

Dauer, J., Miller, H. K., & Anderson, C. W. (2014). Conservation of energy: An analytical tool for student accounts of carbon-transforming processes. In R. Chen, A. Eisenkraft, D. Fortus, J. Krajcik, K. Neumann & A. Scheff (Eds.), Teaching and Learning of Energy in K-12 Education (pp. 47-61). New York: Springer.