Diane L. Miller earned her M.S. in Psychology, MSW, and Joint Ph.D. in Social Work and Psychology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and has a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies. Prior to joining the MSW Program faculty in the fall of 2007, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor and Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. For the three years prior to that, Dr. Miller was a pre-doctoral National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Trainee in the Interdisciplinary Research Program on Violence and Mental Health Across the Lifespan.
Dr. Miller’s scholarship primarily focuses on delinquency in adolescence, namely sexual offending perpetrated by young men and young women. Her research interests also concern conceptual frameworks regarding the etiology of sexual offending. As an interdisciplinary scholar of violence, Dr. Miller’s work has been published in social work journals, such as Child Abuse and Neglect, and in interdisciplinary journals, such as Trauma, Violence and Abuse. As an ideographic, qualitative researcher concerned with social work epistemology and the use of feminist and emancipatory research methods (an additional area of scholarship), she has presented at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry and has published in the journal Qualitative Social Work.
Dr. Miller is actively involved in service to the CSUDH university community, serving in the following roles:
- Senator and Parliamentarian of the CSUDH Academic Senate
- Faculty Rights Specialist of the CSUDH chapter of the California Faculty Association
- Advisory Board member to Women’s Studies
- Mentor for the CSUDH Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Student Mentoring Program.
The courses Dr. Miller teaches are:
- MSW 550: Advanced Practice (Theory course)
- MSW 592: Diagnostic Assessment in Social Work
- MSW 595: Advanced Research & Capstone Seminar
- MSW 501: Human Behavior in the Social Environment II
- MSW 540/570: Field Seminars
From the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor:
Ph.D. in Social Work and Social Science (Psychology)
Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies
Master of Science in Psychology
Master of Social Work
From Drew University, Madison New Jersey:
B.A. in Psychology
Minor in English Literature
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Einbinder, S. D., Feitcher, S., Sheridan, D., & Miller, D.L. (Forthcoming, April 2012) Social work educators’ attitudes towards gay men and lesbians: A national assessment. Journal of Lesbian and Gay Social Services.
Miller, D. L. (2011). Being Called to Account: Understanding Adolescents’ Narrative Identity Construction in Institutional Contexts. Special issue on “Constructing Identity in Social Work Setting.” Qualitative Social Work: Research and Practice, 10(3),311-328.
Miller, D. L. (2010). An Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior to the Proximal and Distal Etiology of Sexual Offending. Trauma, Violence and Abuse: A Review Journal, 11(3), 113-128.
Miller, D. L. (2008). Mudaly & Goddard’s The Truth is Longer than a Lie: Children’s Experiences of Abuse and Professional Interventions. Qualitative Social Work: Research and Practice, 7(2), 254-260.
Goodkind, S. & Miller, D. L. (2006). A Widening of the Net of Social Control? ‘Gender-Specific’ Treatment Approaches with Young Women in the U.S. Juvenile Justice System. Journal of Progressive Human Services, 17(1), 45-70.
Burton, D. L.; Miller, D. L., & Shill, C. T. (2002). A Social Learning Theory Comparison of the Sexual Victimization of Adolescent Sexual Offenders and Non-sexual Offending Male Delinquents. Child Abuse & Neglect, 26,893-907.
TECHNICAL REPORTS & MONOGRAPHS:
Miller, D. L. & Beltran, D. (Spring 2010). Final Report for CUSDH IUC Evaluation. Master of Social Work Program, CSU Dominguez Hills. Contract Number 5295, 21 pp. Funded by Title IV E.
Miller, D. L. (2006). The ‘Abused-Abuser Hypothesis’ in the Narrative Accounts of Young Women who have been Sexually Abusive. UMI Dissertation Services, UMI Number 3238034. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
SELECT SCHOLARLY & PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS AT REFERRED CONFERENCES:
Miller, D. L. (2011, May). The Paradigm Debates in Social Work: Is Qualitative Scholarship the Means to a Mission-Based Paradigm? Paper presented at the 7th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne.
Miller, D. L. (2011, April). Discussing and Teaching the Concept of Intersectionality. Paper presented at the Queer People of Color Conference, University of California, Riverside.
Miller, D. L. (2010, October). Transforming Our Understanding of the Offense Cycle Using the Theory of Planned Behavior. Paper presented at the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) 29th Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
Miller, D. L. (2010, October). Creating Sustainable Social Work Scholarship: Promoting Mission-Driven Paradigms of Knowledge Development. Paper presented on the Feminist Scholarship track at the 2010 Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Portland, OR.
Miller, D. L. (2010, September). Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Understand Sexual Offending. Paper presented at the 15th International Conference on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma, Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma, San Diego, CA.
Miller, D. L. (2009, April). Teaching Complex Social Concepts: The Case of Intersectionality. Paper presented at the 12th CSU Regional Symposium on Teaching, CalPoly San Luis Obispo.
Miller, D. L. (2008, April). Helping Graduate Students Integrate Theory and Practice: Active Learning Strategies. Paper presented at the 11th CSU Regional Symposium on Teaching, CSU Pomona.
Luke, K. P., Levin, D. S., Horner, P., Miller, D. L. (2007, May). Discourses of Female Sexuality and Sexualized Violence: Interdisciplinary Explorations. Panel presented at the 3rd International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne.
Saunders, D., Miller, D. L., Hammock, A., Huerta M., & Perkins, S. (2005, January). The Application of Meta-theoretical Frameworks to Research on Violence: A Useful Approach for Social Work Research & Practice? Roundtable presented at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference, Miami, FL.
Miller, D. L. (2003, October). Research Approaches and Treatment Protocols with Female Sexual Perpetrators: Going Beyond Gender-biased and Gender-blind Approaches. Paper presented at the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) 22nd Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.
Miller D. L. & Burton, D. (2003, May). Characteristics of Sexual Abuse by Female Perpetrators: The Victim-Reports of Delinquent Young Men. Poster presented at the National Adolescent Perpetrator Network (NAPN) Annual Conference, Cherry Hill, NJ.
Miller, D. L. & Goodkind, S. (2001, August). Control mitigated by caring? An evaluation of an innovative art therapy program for delinquent young women. Paper presented at the California State University Monterey Bay & University of California Santa Cruz Critical Psychology Conference, Monterey Bay, CA.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS HIGHLIGHTING MSW STUDENTS’ CAPSTONE RESEARCH:
Mejia, L., Miller. D. L., & Ortiz, L. (2010, October). Latino Youth’s Perceptions of the Impact of their Parents on their Academic Possible Selves. Paper presented at Silicon Valley Center for Global Innovation and Immigration’s National Immigration Conference, San Jose State University, CA.
Pich, V., Miller, D. L., & Nakaoka, S. (2010, October). The Acculturation Experiences of Southeast Asian Refugee Fathers in Raising their Children in the U.S. Paper presented at Silicon Valley Center for Global Innovation and Immigration’s National Immigration Conference, San Jose State University, CA.
AWARDS & HONORS:
2009 & 2010 Nominee, Lyle E. Gibson Dominguez Hills Distinguished Teacher Award,
California State University, Dominguez Hills
2006-2007 Visiting Assistant Professor and Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow,
Department of Psychology at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio
2006 Nominee, Rackham Distinguished Dissertation Award,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2002-2005 Pre-doctoral National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Trainee,
Interdisciplinary Research Program on Violence and Mental Health Across the Lifespan, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2005 Harold T. and Vivian B. Shapiro Prize, University of Michigan School of Social Work
2003 Student Paper Award, American Society for Criminology, Division on Women & Crime
2001 Henry J. Meyer Award, University of Michigan School of Social Work
2000 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award,
University of Michigan Psychology Department