Kevin F. Miller

Professor, School of Education; Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Kevin F. Miller, School of Education

Kevin Miller’s research stems from two beliefs. The first is that in order to understand and improve education, we need to find better ways to make the experience of learners more visible and more prominent in every aspect of teaching. The second is that teaching and learning will be improved by focusing on understanding the processes of teaching and learning rather than the characteristics of teachers or learners.

His research involves using a mixture of methods, including video records and eyetracking to capture the cognitive processes of teachers and students in realistic educational settings. Much of his research involves cross-cultural comparisons between children growing up in China and the United States. Miller is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association,  the American Educational Research Association, and the Psychonomic Society. He received his Ph.D. in child and school psychology from the University of Minnesota.

Miller teaches courses in the following program(s):
Combined Program in Education and Psychology
Secondary Teacher Education




Research Affiliations



2/7/1996 - 2/7/1999 Learning to read Chinese: Effects of metalinguistic knowledge and volume of reading on the acquisition of literacy in a nonalphabetic writing system
Granting Agency: Spencer Foundation

2/6/2010 - 1/6/2013 Making Room for Student Thinking: Using automated feedback, video-based professional development, and evidence-based practice recommendations to improve mathematical discussions
Granting Agency: U.S. Department of Education

8/1/2011 - 7/31/2012 Joint Attention: Applications in Early Reading
Granting Agency: Spencer Foundation

9/1/2007 - 8/31/2010 Modeling and Developing Situation Awareness in Teachers
Granting Agency: U.S. Department of Education

2/9/2007 - 2/9/2010 Mobile Eye-Tracking Methods to Study Teacher Situation Awareness
Granting Agency: unknown

8/9/2000 - 8/9/2005 Multimodal human computer interaction: Toward a proactive computer tutoring system
Granting Agency: National Science Foundation

2/10/2000 - 2/10/2005 Representing and learning from classroom processes
Granting Agency: National Science Foundation

2/8/2000 - 2/8/2004 Language, symbol structure, and cognitive development
Granting Agency: National Science Foundation

Courses & Syllabi

Term Catalogue Course Description Syllabus
Winter 2018 EDUC 358. Growing Up in School - Education & Development in Cross Cultural Contexts Promoted course. Read description »

Fall 2014 EDUC 708 (PSYCH 708). Cognition and Instruction in the Classroom EDUC 708 (PSYCH 708).

Winter 2015 EDUC 715. Special Topics in Education and Psychology EDUC 715.


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