My professional and community experience includes a solid foundation in adult (basic/literacy) education, administration and supervision, training, teaching and facilitation, writing and publishing, business, community service and ministry, and community organization. One common thread holds these pieces together: my passion and commitment to use literatures and literacies foundational to lifelong learning for such purposes as personal enrichment, community building, and pursuits of justice and social democracy.
Ed.D. (2002) Critical Pedagogy / Curriculum & Instruction, University of St. Thomas School of Education, Minneapolis, MN
Certificate (1997) Mini-MBA for Non-Profit Management, University of St, Thomas Center for Non-Profit Management, Minneapolis, MN
M.Div. (1983) Liberation Theology, Yale Divinity School, New Haven, CT
M.A. (1978) Religious Studies, University of Detroit, Detroit, MI
B.A. (1977) English Literature & Music History, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
ESOL TEACHER, UNITE HERE 217 JANUARY 2012 – PRESENT
Institute for Labor Studies & Research, Warwick, RI
ACADEMICS INSTRUCTOR / TEACHER FEBRUARY 2011 – JANUARY 2012
Providence Housing Authority / Providence Green Pathways, Providence, RI. Teach basic math and literacy to adults in a green jobs career-training program (Grant funded position, ended Jan 2012)
INDEPENDENT EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT 2007 – PRESENT
Professional Development in Adult Basic Education, Facilitation of Adult Learner Leadership, Curriculum Development, Research Projects, and Substitute Teacher, and Trainer of Trainers. Current clients: SAGE/RI research around healthcare for lesbian elders; GHHI training for resident educators; SABES.
DIRECTOR / FOUNDER 2002 – PRESENT
WE LEARN (Women Expanding Literacy Education Action Resource Network), Empowering Women through Literacy, Cranston, RI
ASSOCIATE & RESOURCES COORDINATOR 2003 – 2007
SABES (System for Adult Basic Education Support) Southeast, Professional Development Providers, Fall River, MA
COOPERATIVE OWNER / BOOK BUYER 1992 – 2002
Amazon Bookstore Cooperative, Minneapolis, MN
INDEPENDENT MARKETING/PUBLICITY CONSULTANT 1993 – 2000
Promoted independent press publishing companies & book distributors, including Project Manager for Women’s Presses Library Project (St. Paul, MN) MARKETING MANAGER 1993 Spinsters Ink, Independent publisher of women’s writing, Minneapolis, MN
SALES MANAGER 1985 – 1992
Inland Book Co, Wholesalers of small and independent press books, East Haven, CT
Honors & AwardsLEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIP 2010
Recent PublicationsWith Kathleen P. King, co-editors (2011). Our Stories, Ourselves: The EmBODYment of Women’s Learning in Literacy. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
(2009). Lessons on Learning from a Literacy Activist Community! WE LEARN. Perspectives: A New York Journal of Adult Learning, 8(1). pp. 50-55.
With members of WE LEARN (2009). Teaching and Learning with Women’s Perspectives: A Resource Kit. Cranston RI: WE LEARN.
With Kathleen P. King. Editors. (2009). Empowering Women Through Literacy: Views from Experience. Charlotte: NC: Information Age Publishing.
With members of WE LEARN (2008). Women Leading Through Reading: A Guidebook for Discussion and Action. Cranston RI: WE LEARN.
(2006) Field Guide to ABE Educational Research, Revised 2nd edition. System for Adult Basic Education Support (SABES).
(2006) Effective Professional Development for Adult Basic/Literacy Education Practitioners: A Summary Based on Current Research. System for Adult Basic Education Support (SABES).
(2006). Educating with Mind, Heart and Spirit. Field Notes Vol. 15 No. 3, pp. 6-7.
(2005). Disclosures of Invisible Differences as Change Agency. Colloquia: Conversations on Teaching and Learning Volume III: Challenging Assumptions / Changing Perspectives. Fall River, MA: Bristol Community College.
with C. Peters. (2004). Guest Editor. Women & Literacy. Special Issue of The Change Agent: Adult Education for Social Justice: News, Issues, and Ideas. Issue 19.
with I. Alexander. (2004). Guest Editor. Editorial in Women and Literacy: Moving from Power to Participation. Special Issue of Women’s Studies Quarterly. Vol. 32 1&2. New York, NY: Feminist Press at CUNY.
And many more…
National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA), 2007- 2010
Rhode Island Professional Development Center, Advisory Council, 2006 - 2008
System for Adult Basic Education Support (SABES), Massachusetts, 2004 - present
Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE), 2004 - present
Massachusetts Coalition of Adult Educators (MCAE), 2003 - Present
ProLiteracy Worldwide, 2003 - present
Mev Miller, Ed.D.
Cranston, RI 02910 USA
mev (at) litwomen.org
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