Jason Miller

Jason M. Miller, Ph.D.


  • B.A. History and Political Science, University at Albany
  • M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Rochester
  • M.P.P. in Education Policy, Vanderbilt University
  • Ph.D. in Teacher Education, University of Virginia

Research/Academic Interests

  • Teacher Retention
  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher-Fit
  • Social Studies Education


Dr. Miller’s work can be found in several journals including:
  • Miller, J. M. (2022). U.S. history state assessment items: Exploring the income-achievement gap and levels of academic language, historical thinking, and historical literacy demand. Theory and Research in Social Education, 50(4), 607-636.
  • Miller, J. M., & Youngs, P. (2021). Person-organization fit and first-year teacher retention in the United States. Teaching and Teacher Education, 97, 103226.
  • Miller, J. M., Youngs, P., Perrone, F., & Grogan, E. (2020). Using measures of fit to predict beginning teacher retention. The Elementary School Journal, 120(3), 399-421.
  • Miller, J.M. (2020). Exploring the racial achievement gap on US history written-response state assessment items. Social Studies Research and Practice, 15(3), 291-310.
  • Miller, J. M. (2018). U.S. history state assessments, discourse demands, and English Learners’ achievement: Evidence for the importance of reading and writing instruction in U.S. history for English Learners. The Journal of Social Studies Research, 42(4), 319-416.
  • Nguyen, T. D., Cannata, M., & Miller, J. (2018). Understanding student behavioral engagement: Importance of student interaction with peers and teachers. Journal of Educational Research, 111(2), 163-174.
  • Redding, C., Cannata, M., & Miller, J. M. (2018). System learning in an urban school district: A case study of intra-district learning. Journal of Educational Change, 19(1), 77-101.

Associations/Affiliations/Work History

Dr. Miller is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership. He teaches across the undergraduate, MAT, and EDD programs. A sample of the course he teaches, include EDC 300: Differentiaiton of Instruction, EGC 830: Learners/Teachers and Research, EDD 902: Introduction to Quantiative Research Methods, and EDD 907: Intermediate/advanced Quantiative Research Methods. He is also the chair of the TLEL Scholarship and Grants committee and the TLEL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Dr. Miller taught secondary social studies in New York State and Tennessee for six-years. He is a member of the American Education Research Association, Association of Education Finance and Policy, and the National Council for the Social Studies. He consistently reviews for several academic journals including, American Education Research Journal and Teaching and Teacher Education.