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Faye E. Miller, Ph.D.

78 Coronet Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941

"...Dr. Miller is a disciplined and well trained scholar... is one of the better
thinkers and writers at MSU."
Joseph M. Ferrara, Ph.D.
Associate Director ND Center for Disabilities
"...approached her coursework and clinical work with an inquisitiveness that is
unusual...very bright, very committed, and very hard working...a top notch profe
David G. Nelson, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin
"...a consummate team member...Dr. Miller can facilitate team interactions, even
when the issues and discussions become quite heated...she takes the role of med
iator, helping the members search for an appropriate middle ground...easily assu
me the role of the strong advocate ..understands the faculty sufficiently to neg
otiate and accommodate divergent views...Through her teaching, she has clearly e
stablished a rigorous and successful program for personnel development...a talen
ted communicator...a good researcher, and an excellent writer."
Dr. Brent A. Askvig, Chair Dept. of Special Education Minot State University
"...extremely capable at assimilating the cognitive, educational, speech/languag
e, psychosocial aspects of the testing... quite innovative and creative in meeti
ng each child's individual needs."
Thomas M. Froelich Associate Professor Minot State University
" excellent rapport with parents, assisting them in understanding the impli
cations of deafness...a highly qualified, dedicated professional who...provided
valuable insights...and contributed positively to the Clinic in all aspects.
Maura Martindale Director Educational Services John Tracy Clinic
Professional Profile
Eager to work with people to improve the lives and education experiences of yout
h who are Deaf or hard of hearing using a combination of 20 years teaching exper
ience coupled with educational background and knowledge of education and deafnes
* Hold Doctorate Degree in Education from Gallaudet University and Masters and B
achelors Degrees in Education of the Deaf and Elementary Education.
* Experienced teacher educator and teacher of Deaf and hard of hearing children
from birth through adolescence and their families.
* Dedicated to enthusiastic and dynamic teaching as a means of creating and nurt
uring a lifelong love of knowledge in children.
Education, Honors, and Certifications
Ph.D. Education: Deafness
Gallaudet University, Washington D.C., 1996
M.S. Education of the Deaf
Minot State University, Minot, N.D., 1984
B.S. Education of the Deaf; Elementary Education
Minot State University, Minot, N.D., 1980
Professional Certifications
Council on Education of the Deaf (CED)
Provisional Certifications
Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, State of California, 1990
Professional Teacher's Certificate, State of Iowa, 1980
Educator's Professional Certificate, State of North Dakota, 1980
Key Qualifications
Strong practical and theoretical knowledge in foundation of education, education
of deaf children, psychoeducational assessment, and social/emotional developmen
t of children and adolescents.
Advanced proficiency rating on the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview, 199
Excellent time management skills and experience.
Experienced Teacher Educator
Success as director of university teacher preparation program by reorganizing cu
rriculum content and program goals, attaining Council on Education of the Deaf r
eaccreditation of teacher preparation program, and increasing number of graduate
s by 100 percent.
Successfully achieved federal funding for Educational Interpreter Training Progr
am and Education Program in Deaf and Indian Culture, and effectively managed bud
Proven ability to coordinate student academic programs across disciplines, super
vise faculty and staff, operate multidisciplinary assessment team, and effective
ly teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the departments of Special Educat
ion and Communication Disorders.
Promoted to rank of Assistant Professor in 1995 and achieved tenure in 1997.
Elected President of North Dakota state organization of educators of the deaf, 1
President's Scholar, Gallaudet University, Washington D.C., 1994, 1995, 1996.
Outstanding Graduate Student award, Minot State University, Minot, ND, 1984
Professional Experience and Employment
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1998-1999
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Special Education, College of Education
* Taught graduate courses in methods of teaching speech and language to deaf and
hard of hearing children.
Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota, 1990-1997
Director, Education of the Deaf, Department of Special Education
* Supervised faculty and staff in Education of the Deaf and Interpreter Training
programs, and managed the training budget.
* Taught in Departments of Special Education and Communication Disorders.
* Directed the Diagnostic Clinic for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children.
* Advised students in academic programs and supervised interns.
* Chaired comprehensive examination and graduate theses committees.
* Selected and coordinated graduate teaching and research assistants, and select
ed scholarship recipients.
* Served on Faculty Senate and other faculty committees.
* Consulted with schools and provided in-service training of faculty and staff r
egarding educational programs for deaf and hard of hearing students.
California School for the Deaf, Fremont, California, 1988-1989
Diagnostic Specialist, Assessment Center
* Conducted psychoeducational assessments of deaf or hard of hearing students, a
nd consulted with parents and teachers regarding results and educational recomme
* Served on Individual Education Plan multidisciplinary assessment team.
* Served on compliance team for CA State Department of Special Education.
* Provided direct speech and language therapy to students.
John Tracy Clinic, Los Angeles, California, 1987-1988
Demonstration Teacher
* Counseled and provided center-based demonstration activities for families with
newly-diagnosed infants and toddlers with hearing losses.
* Presented clinic philosophies and techniques in a nationally-released document
ary of deafness and its impact on child development.
* Provided in-service training of teachers on language assessment of preschool c
hildren who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota 1984-1987
Diagnostic Clinic Supervisor, Education of the Deaf program
* Taught and supervised graduate students conducting psychoeducational evaluatio
ns of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
* Coordinated multidisciplinary assessment team.
* Consulted with parents and school staff on educational programs.
* Lectured in Special Education and Communication Disorders courses.
* Secured funding from local service organizations for the diagnostic clinic.
* Designed and implemented graduate student performance evaluations.
Timiskaming Board of Education, East Lansing, MI, 1998-1999
Teacher of the Deaf
* Organized and directed the first mainstream program for children who are deaf
or hard of hearing.
* Designed and implemented the district's first individual education plans.
* Provided direct instruction to students.
* Consulted with teachers and parents regarding educational programs.
* Provided direct home-based services to families with preschool children.
* Provided in-service training of school staff and faculty.
* Conducted educational assessments of children.
Arrowhead Area Education Agency, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 1980-1982
Resource Teacher for the Deaf
* Implemented first mainstream program for students who are deaf and hard of hea
ring at the elementary, middle school, and senior high levels.
* Wrote and implemented Individual Education Plans.
* Provided in-service training of school faculty and staff.
* Consulted with parents and school staff regarding educational programs.
* Conducted individual educational assessments.
* Provided direct speech, language, and reading instruction and academic tutorin
Doctoral Dissertation
Self-Worth and Self-Efficacy of Deaf Female Adolescents in a
Mainstream Program, Gallaudet University, Washington DC, May, 1996.
Papers and Presentations
Miller, F.E. (1997). Where is the Passion? The North Dakota Association for the
Deaf News, Vol.19, No.6.
Miller, F.E. (1996). Transition from school to work environments for persons wh
o are deaf or hard of hearing. Presentation at the 10th annual conference of the
North Dakota Association of Community Facilities, Bismarck, ND.
Miller, F.E. (1995). Communication issues and techniques with persons who are d
eaf or hard of hearing. Presentation at the 9th annual conference of the North D
akota Association of Community Facilities, Bismarck, ND.
Miller, F.E. (1994). Parent rights and special education law. Presentation to p
arent group at Kendall Demonstration Elementary School, Gallaudet University, Wa
shington, DC.
Miller, F.E. (1994). Current issues and trends in education of the deaf. Presen
tation to faculty and students in Department of Special Education, Minot State U
niversity, ND.
Allen, T.E. & Miller, F.E. (1993). Application of Rasch item statistics to the
interpretation of deaf students' performance on mathematics word problems. Paper
presented to the American Educational Research Association annual meeting.
Miller, F.E. (1992). The teacher as part of a multidisciplinary team for deaf a
nd hard of hearing children. Presentation to faculty and graduate students, Gall
audet University, Washington, DC.
Miller, F.E. (1992). Minot State University: A unique teacher training program
in education of the deaf. Presentation at the Alexander Graham Bell Association,
San Diego, CA.
Miller, F.E. (1991). Education of the Deaf program at Minot State University. P
resentation to the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education.
Miller, F.E. (1980 through 1991). Strategies for successful mainstreaming of de
af and hard of hearing students. Inservice presentations.
Professional Affiliations
American Educational Research Association (AERA), Deaf Special Interest Group
Association of College Educators for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
A.G. Bell Association for the Deaf
Council on Exceptional Children (CEC)
North Dakota Association of Educators of the Deaf