Pamela Miller

Teaching Associate Professor

What I do

Dr. Miller's primary role is teaching undergraduate courses and advising students in the psychology department.

Specialization(s)

Developmental Psychology, Parenting, Discipline

Professional Biography

Pamela Miller is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Psychology Department. She teaches a range of courses from Foundations of Psychological Science to higher-level Social and Developmental courses. Her educational background includes an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Notre Dame and her Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Pamela worked as a post-doc and research professor for over five years at the University of Houston on a project aimed to improve maternal parenting skills and reduce conduct problems in children of battered women. In 2012, she began teaching at the University of Denver. As a teacher, she challenges students through self-reflection and critical thinking to discover their own unique qualities as well as their biases. Her desire is for students to not only succeed in the classroom but learn skills that will ensure their success in the future. She continually works to ensure her classroom is a positive learning community for all students allowing a safe space for engagement and growth. In 2015, Pamela was appointed as a faculty advisor to students majoring or minoring in psychology. And, in 2017 she was named the Faculty Advisor of Year.

Degree(s)

  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 1997
  • MA, Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 1994
  • BA, Psychology, University of Notre Dame, 1991

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association

Presentations

Miller, P. C., & Reichmann-Decker, A. (1970). Technology in the Classroom--What's Your Policy?. National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. St. Petes Beach, FL: National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology.
Reichmann-Decker, A., & Miller, P. (1970). Creating meaningful learning experiences: A survey of what undergraduates retain from Introductory Psychology. National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. St. Petes Beach, FL: National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology.

Awards

  • Faculty Advisor of the Year, University of Denver