Faculty Profile: Kelly Miller

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Kelly Miller

Associate Dean, Learning & Research Services

(305) 284-2647

Kelly E. Miller is Associate Dean of Learning and Research Services at the University of Miami Libraries in Coral Gables, Florida, where she has worked since 2014. In this role, she is responsible for seven units and several fellowship/grant programs that support the learning and research needs of the University of Miami's students and faculty. These units include the subject-specialty libraries (Architecture Library, Business Library, Music Library, and Rosenstiel Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Library), an interdisciplinary team of subject or liaison librarians in Richter Library (Richter Library Learning and Research Services), and the Creative Studio (a light makerspace). Strategic initiatives within the portfolio include the Learning Commons, the Library Research Scholars and Adobe Scholar Program for undergraduates, and the CREATE program for teaching faculty funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

As part of her commitment to exploring the beneficial role libraries can play in supporting well-being, Miller is completing the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, a two-year training program for teaching awareness and compassion-based practices. This program is organized through the Awareness Training Institute and the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California at Berkeley.
Prior to joining the University of Miami Libraries, Miller served as Director of Teaching and Learning Services at UCLA Library. A 2013 graduate of the Leading Change Institute, she presents frequently on the transformation of library spaces and services to support students and faculty. She has presented at conferences of the Society of College and Urban Planning, Educause Learning Initiative, Coalition of Networked Information, International Association of University Libraries, and Designing Libraries, among others, and has been a participant in the Learning Spaces Collaboratory. From 2005 to 2007, she held the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Academic Libraries at the University of Virginia Library.

Trained as a humanist and scholar, Miller earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in Russian and English from Stetson University. In 2001-2002, she held a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad grant in St. Petersburg, Russia. She has published scholarship on Russian literature and art and translations from Russian and Czech. She has taught courses on Russian language, literature, and art at the University of Michigan, Dickinson College, and University of Virginia.

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