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Miller, Darcy


Department of Teaching & Learning
Washington State University
344 Cleveland Hall
Pullman, WA 99164

(509) 335-4570

Curriculum Vitae


Research interests

Darcy Miller's research has been focused on special education issues and policies, including areas such as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, technology, multicultural special education, reading, juvenile delinquency, risk/resilience, and behavior/emotional disorders in children and adolescents.

Teaching/professional interests

Dr. Miller’s professional teaching focus is in special education and general education. Specifically, she has taught graduate and undergraduate special education courses in inclusion, assessment, introduction to special education, classroom management, effective instruction, legal issues, secondary and transition strategies, and reading. Miller also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Educational Psychology, research in education, classroom management, learning theories, and assessment.

Recent accomplishments

  • Orlich, D., Harder, R., Callahan, R., Trevisan, M., Brown, A., & Miller, D. (2013). Teaching strategies: A guide to effective instruction. Belmont, CA: Cengage.
  • Miller, D. & Banks, S. (2010, June). Working with children and adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Invited presentation at the Idaho Indian Child Welfare Conference, Lewiston, ID.
  • Akmal, T. & Miller, D. (2010, March). Preservice teachers’ perspectives on characteristics of effective teachers and successful students. Poster presentation at the Washington State University, Academic Showcase, Pullman, WA.
  • Greenwood, D.A., Agriss, S.W., & Miller, D. (2009). Regulation, resistance, and sacred places in teacher education. In S.L. Groenke & J. A. Hatch (Series Eds.), Critical pedagogy and teacher education in the neoliberal era: Vol. 6: Explorations of educational purpose (pp. 157-172). New York: Springer.
  • Miller, D., Sodorff, C., & Mantle-Bromley, C. (2009, April). Gathering evidence of P-12 student learning. Presentation at the Higher Education Assessment and Standard V Conference, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, SeaTac, WA.
  • Miller, D. (2008). Teaching strategies. In N. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Educational background

  • Ph.D. Special Education, University of Wisconsin, 1986
  • M.A. Special Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983
  • B.S. Special Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1976
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