||FACULTY PROFILE — Kevin Miller
Professor of Psychology and Education
Ph.D. University of Minnesota
Area: Developmental, Combined Program in Education and Psychology
Psychology Office: 2010 East Hall
Psychology Phone: 734-615-0157
Research and Teaching Interests
My work involves either or both of naturalistic studies of classroom processes based on videotaping classroom lessons, and comparisons between children growing up in Mainland China and the United States. In general, I’m interested in:
- relations between schooling and children’s cognitive development;
- cross-cultural comparisons of educational and developmental processes;
- teacher thinking and information-processing, particularly “on-line” decision-making in the course of instruction; and
- relations between literacy and mathematical development.
Current research projects include:
- development of “situation awareness” in beginning teachers,
- effects of perspective (teacher vs. student viewpoint) on what viewers learn when watching classroom video,
- development of self-regulated learning in different cultures, and
- relations between symbol systems (particularly Chinese characters vs. alphabetic script) and learning to read.
- Yan, M., Miller, K. F., Li, H., & Shu, H. (in press). What is the place for pinyin in beginning Chinese reading? Evidence from eye-movement research. K. Rayner, D. Shen, X. Bai, and G. Yan (Eds), Cognitive and cultural influences on eye movements. New York: Psychology Press
- Miller, K. F., & Zhou, X. (2007). Learning from classroom video: What makes it compelling and what makes it hard. In R. Goldman, R. Pea, B. Barron, & S. Derry (Eds.). Video research in the learning sciences (pp. 321-334). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Honors and Awards
- Research Scientist Development Award, NIMH
- Fellow, APA (Division 7)
- Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Academy of Education