MEV MILLER, Ed.D.
Educator & Consultant on issues of women and literacy

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Personal Statement

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Education

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

 

Work Experience

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

 

 

Knowledge Base

  • Participatory practices / education for social change within programs, classrooms, or communities
  • Feminist & Critical Pedagogies / Adult Learning Theories
  • Community Building, Diversity Awareness, Cooperative Learning, Leadership, Social Change Activism
  • Resource Library Development & Collection for small libraries or programs & projects with specific needs or focus
  • Research: Participatory Action Research & Use of Internet, library databases and community resources for various types of academic and community research
  • Study Circles Design & Facilitation: Research-related or topic/issue driven
  • Publications / Editing, Writing & Development: Student Writing, Academic/Education, Professional, Research reports or annotation, Training Manuals, etc.
  • Retreat Facilitation: Critical reflection for educators or to reconnect with professional purpose; Labyrinth walks
  • Professional Development and Training of Trainers
  • ABE Content Areas: Writing, Civics/Citizenship/Social Studies, Math, Reading/Discussion Circles
  • Radio Show Production for community-based topics/groups

 

Honors & Awards

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIP    2010
The Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence at the Rhode Island Foundation, Providence RI

 

Recent Publications

With 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…

 

Professional Affiliations

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
401-383-4374
mev (at) litwomen.org

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