Academic Success Advocate
Avery’s expertise is informed by her involvement in diverse roles such as an Adolescent Counselor at a maximum secured facility for adjudicated youth, a Debit Card Fraud Analyst, a Missionary, and a Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant. In April 2019, Avery joined First-Year Studies as an Academic Success Advocate. Within this role, she serves as a member of the Academic Alert and Case Management team—employing a multi-pronged, holistic approach to student success. As a member of Volunteer Impact Communities and a Co-Advisor for Tau Sigma national honor society, Avery works to nurture a community of trust and belonging among students.
"I love working with students because I believe within each soul resides a wealth of undiscovered potential that, when actualized could generate positive changes in this world. I love helping others lay a foundation, on which can be created—at the very least, for themselves, a better tomorrow." - Avery Miller
- Advise about Academic Alert issues and help students recognize their power to self-advocate
- Connect students to success resources (SI, tutoring, financial aid, student counseling, etc.)
- Collaborate with colleges, departments, and programs to create a success network for students
- Work in concert with campus partners to help nurture a sense of belong among transfer students
- First-Gen Initiative
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology, Texas Tech University
Master of Education in Educational Psychology, Texas Tech University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Florida Atlantic University
Associate of Arts in Biology, Broward Community College
- Tau Sigma National Honor Society – UTK Co-Advisor for Chapter # 89: Gamma Rho
- NACADA – Member of Region 3
Publications and Presentations
Miller, A. D., Lan, W. Y., Siwatu, K. O., & Williams, A. (2017, 04). The MillerLan – Measure of Online Self-Regulated Learning: Scale Development and Initial Validation. Paper accepted for presentation at the American Education Research Association (AERA) conference, San Antonio, TX. Retrieve from http://www.aera.net/Publications/Online-PaperRepository/AERA-Online-Paper-Repository/Owner/973219
Miller, A. D., Lan, W. Y., & Siwatu, K. O. (2016). The MillerLan - Measure of Online Self-Regulated Learning: Scale Development and Initial Validation (Doctoral dissertation). Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. Retrieve from https://ttu-ir.tdl.org/handle/2346/68075?show=full%20(2016-10-04T20:11:03Z)
Miller, A. D., Lan, W. Y., & Siwatu, K. O. (2015). Examining College Students’ Self-Regulated Strategies in Online Learning Environments: A Mixed Methods Study. Poster presented at the semi-annual Texas Tech University, College of Education Research Presentation Forum, Lubbock, TX.
Wang, Y., Chang, R., Jones, L., Livingston, K., Miller, A. D., Sanchez, S., Wang, J., Yeter, I., Young, A., & Lan, W. (2015). Student Teachers’ Self-Efficacy on Classroom Management Developed with Efficacy Information from Various Sources – A Pilot Study. A paper presented to the Texas Tech University, College of Education Research Showcase, Lubbock, TX.
Chesnut, S. R., Gorrall, B. K., Pornprasertmanit, S., Tseng, W., Xiao, F., Miller, A. D., & Chang, R. (2014). Utilizing a Latent Variable Framework to Examine Differential Item Functioning in the Support Intensity Scale: A proof of concept. Lubbock, TX: Institute of Measurement, Methodology, Analysis, and Policy