Gloria received her B.A. and teaching certification from the State University of New York at Potsdam and taught reading and learning disabled children for three years at both public and private schools before returning to graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She completed a M.S. in Educational Psychology, a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Ph.D. in School Psychology. After graduation she took a position in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Carolina where she taught undergraduate and graduate students for 11 years, practiced as a school psychologist, served as the Undergraduate Program director, and helped co-direct the Child and Family Studies Center, a NIMH research project investigating family-based treatment to prevent aggressive and challenging behaviors in young children. Dr. Miller joined DU in 1996 and served until June, 2010 as the CFSP Program Director. Her publications include articles, chapters, and books on home and school prevention and intervention strategies to enhance early literacy, self-regulation, and social emotional development. She is the co-editor of the Handbook of Educational Psychology (2003), which is to be updated and republished in 2013. Her most recent publication is a co-authored text titled: The Power of Family-School Partnering (FSP): A Practical Guide for School Mental Health Professionals and Educators. She serves on several journal editorial boards, was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Educational Psychology, and is a reviewer for the U.S. Dept. of Education Institute of Educational Sciences. Dr. Miller has taught an array of courses, including, child and adolescent development, professional issues, social-emotional assessment, child/adolescent and group counseling, play therapy, academic assessment and intervention, early language and literacy, family-school collaboration, applied behavioral analysis, supervision, and educational research and measurement. Her research interests include the interrelationship of early childhood social-emotional, language, and literacy development and the impact of effective home-school-community collaboration and family-school partnering that can promote competence and school engagement and prevent behavior and learning disorders. Gloria’s favorite pastime interests include reading, hiking, skiing, tennis, gardening, traveling and “playing” with her husband of over 35 years and “soon to be graduating high school” daughter.
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