Dr. Russell F. Miller

Russell F. Miller, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

Lanna and Bob Hatton Professor of Education

Office: Old Main 440
Phone: 806-651-2562

Professional Profile

Dr. Miller, an alumni of WTAMU, joined the faculty of the College of Education and Social Sciences as Assistant Professor of Education in the Fall of 2021. He received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teaching from Baylor University in the summer of 2020. He received his Masters of Education Administration from Wayland Baptist University in the summer of 2012, and received his Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education from West Texas A&M University in the summer of 2007.

Formerly, Dr. Miller served as an educator and administrator in K-12 education for 16 years. In those years, he served three years as a paraprofessional, six as a professional educator and coach, and seven years as an administrator on campuses and in central administration. He has served several roles in curriculum and instruction such as the ELAR / Social Studies Department Head and Curriculum Lead, the District ESL / Bilingual Coordinator, and District Content Subject Coordinator. Other roles include: International Director of an independent school, Assistant Principal at elementary and high school campuses, and the Federal Programs Director for a large district in Texas.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Miller teaches undergraduate educational methods, educational psychology, and graduate research courses.

Dr. Miller serves on the university Curriculum Committee and on several committees within COESS and the Department of Education.

Research and Creative Activity 

Dr. Miller’s research interests and publications include the areas of language and literacy development, social sciences, and media literacy. Dr. Miller has conducted research into bilingual programming in public education, refugee student success in U.S. Public schools, and even the influence of faith in education.