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Kevin F. Miller

Professor, Marsal Family School of Education; Professor of Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Faculty Associate, Institute for Social Research


(734) 615-1800


Room 4116
Mailbox 1400
610 E. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1259

Kevin Miller’s research stems from two beliefs. The first is that in order to understand and improve education, we need to find better ways to make the experience of learners more visible and more prominent in every aspect of teaching. The second is that teaching and learning will be improved by focusing on understanding the processes of teaching and learning rather than the characteristics of teachers or learners.

His research involves using a mixture of methods, including video records and eyetracking to capture the cognitive processes of teachers and students in realistic educational settings. Much of his research involves cross-cultural comparisons between children growing up in China and the United States. Miller is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the American Educational Research Association, and the Psychonomic Society. He received his Ph.D. in child and school psychology from the University of Minnesota.


Number Course Name Location Days
EDUC 708
Cognition and Instruction in the Classroom (PSYCH 708)

Prerequisites: Enforced. Restricted to doctoral students only. Advisory Prerequisite: EDUC 606 or equivalent.
Focuses on the development and acquisition of memory, knowledge, and expertise in classrooms from a cognitive psychology perspective.  Considers conceptual change models of learning as well as cognition and instruction in the content areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies.

EDUC 715
Special Topics in Education and Psychology

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
Explores topics in education and psychology based on the interests of faculty and students in the program. The topics addressed change each term. Students should consult the office of the Combined Program in Education and Psychology for the current list of offerings each semester.

EDUC 250
Growing Up in School – Education and Development from a Global Perspective

This course will compare the development of children in schooling systems cross-culturally, looking at the period from preschool to college entrance selection. By comparing education in diverse societies we will identify both universal features of development and particular ways that different societies promote the development of healthy, competent adults.


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Aug 01, 2011
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Jul 31, 2012
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Sep 01, 2007
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Aug 31, 2010
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Feb 09, 2007
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Feb 09, 2010
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Aug 09, 2000
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Aug 09, 2005
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Feb 10, 2000
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Feb 10, 2005
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Feb 08, 2000
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Feb 08, 2004