Meet Program Director Dr. Erin Miller

Dr. Erin MillerDr. Erin Miller (she/her/hers) is an Associate Professor in The Reading and Elementary Education Department in the Cato College of Education at UNC Charlotte. Dr. Miller has been an educator for approximately 25 years. She is the current program director of the Graduate Certificate program in Anti-Racism. Dr. Miller teaches courses such as: Theories and Practice for Equity in Urban Education, Racial Identity Development (Quality Matters Quality Matters certified), and Anti-Racist Activism in Urban Education (QM certified). Dr. Miller is a former 2nd grade teacher and former 1st grade reading specialist. She was a 2021 UNCC Bank of America Teaching Excellence finalist.

Dr. Miller conducts research in racial identity development and antiracist pedagogy. She has authored or co-authored 28 peer-reviewed articles, 12 book chapters, 2 books, and numerous policy briefs. Her scholarly work has won a Taylor and Francis Distinguished Article award, and an Outstanding Dissertation Award.

Dr. Miller serves on the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Elementary Education Steering Committee. In 2017, she won the NCTE Early Childhood Assembly Social Justice Education Award. Dr. Miller earned a research grant from the Spencer Foundation to conduct studies of anti-racist pedagogical implementations in elementary school settings; Dr. Miller is the co-editor of Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy.