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Harvard Graduate School of Education
Higher Education Administration
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Ryan A. Miller, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he teaches courses in higher education and research methods. His research agenda focuses on student development and the conditions for creating inclusive campus cultures in higher education. His dissertation on the intersections of disability and LGBTQ identities received the 2016 Melvene D. Hardee Dissertation of the Year award from NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Ryan is an accomplished higher education scholar-practitioner, with professional experience at four universities spanning the areas of admissions, affirmative action/EEO, diversity affairs, federal TRiO programs, institutional research, intergroup dialogue, LGBTQ affairs, and student development. He earned his Ph.D. in educational administration at The University of Texas at Austin, with a doctoral portfolio in disability studies. Ryan received his master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and bachelor’s degree in journalism with honors from UT-Austin, earning both degrees as a Point Scholar. Ryan serves on the board of directors for Point Foundation and editorial board for the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice and College Student Affairs Journal. He previously served as the founding co-chair of the LGBT Network of the Ex-Students’ Association of The University of Texas (Texas Exes), as a member of the Board of Trustees of Point Foundation, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Oasis, the GLBT Center of Northeast Florida. Ryan is also a member of Point’s Board of Directors.