Staff Profile: Kelly Miller

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Kelly Miller
Associate Dean, Learning & Research Services

Kelly Miller is the Associate Dean for Learning and Research Services for the UM Libraries. In this role, Kelly supervises and provides strategic leadership and direction for UML’s education and outreach initiatives, including the transformation of the Otto G. Richter Library’s first floor into an academically engaged Learning Commons. In addition to the Richter Library, she oversees learning and research services at UM’s architecture, business, music, and marine and atmospheric science libraries. She is a member of the University of Miami's IBIS Ally Network.

Kelly came to the UML from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she served as Director of Teaching and Learning Services and Head of Powell Library. At UCLA, Kelly led the creation of the Inquiry Labs, a collaborative space where students receive research consultations from a team of trained peers and expert librarians. She also developed collaborative programming with campus partners to increase the visibility of student research and creativity and taught undergraduate courses on research strategies. 

In 2004, she received a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Academic Libraries at the University of Virginia. While at U.Va., Kelly worked on projects related to library space planning, undergraduate engagement with special collections, library fellows programs, exhibitions and cultural programming. She also taught undergraduate courses on Russian culture and art history.

She holds a master’s and doctoral degree in Slavic languages and literature from the University of Michigan, where she studied Russian and Czech language, literature, art and culture. In 2001-2002, she received a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) in St. Petersburg, Russia, to conduct library and archival research on the relationship between poetry and visual arts in early twentieth-century Russian culture. She has published articles on Russian poetry, translated Russian art criticism and Czech poetry, and co-curated an exhibition of modern Russian children's books. In 2003-2004, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian at Dickinson College.

Kelly received a B.A. (summa cum laude) in Russian and English from Stetson University. In 1992, she spent a semester abroad at Moscow State University. She has lived and studied in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Prague, and Krakow.