Ryan A. Miller, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Higher Education Program Director at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he teaches courses on higher education leadership, college student development, and student affairs administration. His research interests focus on (1) the institutionalization of diversity and equity initiatives within colleges and universities, including bias response teams, and (2) the experiences of minoritized social groups in higher education, with emphasis on identities of disability, sexuality, and gender, as well as intersecting social identities. Miller has published more than 30 journal articles and book chapters in outlets including The Review of Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, and Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.
Miller received the 2016 Melvene D. Hardee Dissertation of the Year award from NASPA for his research about LGBTQ students with disabilities and the 2019 Early Career Faculty award from the UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education. He was recently named an Emerging Scholar (2021-2023) by ACPA College Student Educators International. Prior to becoming a faculty member, Miller worked professionally in higher education for eight years in the areas of student affairs, bias response, federal TRiO programs, LGBTQ affairs, affirmative action/EEO, intergroup dialogue, and institutional research. Nationally, he serves as program chair for the Council for the Advancement of Higher Education Programs, associate editor of the College Student Affairs Journal, and editorial board member for the Journal of College Student Development and Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.