College of Education and Health Professions

Jennifer M. Miles, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Higher Education

Jennifer M. Miles, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Higher Education
Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders

109 Graduate Education Building
Phone: 479-575-5493
FAX: 479-575-2492
jmmiles@uark.edu

Degrees:

Ed.D., University of Alabama, Higher Education, 1997
M.A., University of Alabama, Higher Education, 1995
B.S., Florida State University, Communications, 1991

Teaching Areas:

Student Development Theory
Student Affairs Administration
Management and Governance
Organizational Behavior and Culture

Research Interests:

College student sub-cultures
Student self-governance
New student orientation and transition

Professional Biography:

Miles is the newest member of the higher education program faculty, arriving on campus from her position as director of Student Development and Retention in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Miles brings a variety of experiences to her role as coordinator of the MEd programs, including experience as the coordinator of Student Activities at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, director of Student Activities and Orientation at Curry College in Milton, Mass., and associate director of Campus Programs and Organization at Albion College in Michigan. Miles' teaching and research focus broadly on student affairs administration, specifically dealing with issues of student governance, sub-culture populations, and new student orientation and transition.

Academic Interests and Accomplishments:

Miles has been involved in a number of projects focusing on student leadership development, teaching courses in the Sleight Summer Leadership Academy and leading the Nova Leadership Roundtable Scholars Program. She is an active member of the National Orientation Directors Association and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Personal Information:

Dr. Miles is an active community member, participating in a number of civic and philanthropic organizations. She is an avid supporter of the theater and also enjoys international travel.

Publications/Presentations:

Publications

Refereed

 

Miles, J. M.  (in press).  Reflections of student government association leaders:  Implications for advisors.  College Student Journal.   

 

Miles, J. M.  (in press)  Choosing involvement:  The experiences of community college student leaders.  Community College Enterprise.  

 

Miles, J. M., Miller, M. T., & Nadler, D. P.  (2008).  Student governance:  Toward effectiveness and the idealCollege Student Journal, 42(4), 1061-1069.

 

Miles, J. M., Miller, M. T., & Nadler, D. P.  (2008).  Increasing participation in student governance using first year programsJournal of College Orientation and Transition, 15(2), 20-28.

 

Morris, A., Miller, M., Nadler, D. P., & Miles, J. M.  (2008).  Practical empowerment strategies for cultivating leadership among staffJBS Journal of Practical Leadership, 3, 77-84.

 

Miles, J. M., Miller, M., & Nadler, D. P.  (2007).  Practical strategies for developing student government leaders:  Results of a national study.  JBS Journal of Practical Leadership, 2, 174-179.

 

Manuscripts in Review

 

Miles, J. M.  Transitions to power:  Leadership strategy and college student government presidents.  JBS Journal of Practical Leadership.  

 

Miller, M. T., Miles, J. M., & Nadler, D. P.  Are  you voting today? Student participation in self-government elections.  Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

 

Non-Refereed

 

Miles, J. M.  (Summer 2010).  Can an adult women be student government president?  NASPA Region IV-West Newsletter.

 

Miles, J. M.  (2010).  Why we lead:  Reflections of female student government presidentsResources in Education, ED 509395.

 

Brumfield, R. W., Miller, M. T., & Miles, J. M.  (2009).  An examination of government relations officers and state fundingResources in Education, ED 505489. 

 

Miles, J. M.  (2009).  Academic achievement and body image in undergraduate college womenResources in Education, ED 503960.

 

Miles, J. M., Miller, M. T., & Nadler, D. P. (2008). A national study of improving participation in student self-governance leadershipResources in Education, ED 503754.

 

Miles, J. M., & Miller, M. T.  (1997).  Increasing student involvement in self-governance activities:  A Delphi approach.  Resources in Education, ED 423757.

 

Books/Chapters

 

Miles, J. M. (2009). Body image and female student-athletes.  In D. K. Kissinger and M. T. Miller (eds.), College Student Athletes: Challenges, Opportunities, and Policy Implications (pp. 151-159). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

 

Miller, M. T., & Miles, J. M.  (2008).  Internal governance in the community college:  Models and quilts.  In R. C. Cloud and S. T. Kater (eds.), Governance in the Community College, New Directions for Community Colleges Number 141 (pp. 35-45).  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass.

 

Miles, J. M.  (2007).  Student affairs graduate programs:  An overview.  In D. Wright and M. Miller (eds.), Training Higher Education Policy Makers and Leaders, A Graduate Program Perspective (pp. 43-51).  Charlotte, NC:  Information Age Publishing.

 

Miles, J. M. & Miller, M. T.  (2006).   Increasing student participation in self-governance:  The recommendations of student leaders.  In M. Miller and D. Nadler (eds.), Student Governance and Institutional Policy:  Formation and Implementation (pp. 69-79). Greenwich, CT:  Greenwood/IAP.

 

Presentations 

 

Invited

 

Miles, J. M. (October 2009).  Careers in student affairs.  Invited panelist, Division of Student Affairs, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

 

Miles, J. M. (October 2008).  Careers in student affairs.  Invited panelist, Division of Student Affairs, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

 

Miles, J. M.  (October 2008).  Teaching tips for new faculty.  Presentation to the W. Cordes Center for Teaching, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

 

Miles, J. M.  (March 2008).  An overview of the student affairs profession.  Student Services Institute, sponsored by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Bentonville, AR.

 

Miles, J.  (June 1998).  Sleight Summer Leadership Academy. Invited presentation at Albion College, Albion, MI.

 

Miles, J.  (March 1998).  Leadership and the survival of the Greek system. Invited presentation at Albion College, Albion, MI.

 

Miles, J.  (June 1995).  The  our chapter, our choice alcohol awareness program. Invited presentation to the Alabama State Panhellenic/IFC Workshop, Troy, AL.

 

Refereed

 

Miles, J. M., Cooper, D., Nadler, D., Erwin, S., & Eberhardt, D.  (March 2010).  Student government voter turn-out:  Why should students vote?  Annual meeting of National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Chicago, IL.

 

Miles, J. M.  (March 2010).  Important qualities of a student affairs doctoral program.  Annual meeting of National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Chicago, IL.

 

Miller, M., Nadler, D., Modica, J., & Miles, J.  (February 2010).  Organizational performance through staff governance:  Improving shared governance in higher education.  Research paper presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Savannah, GA.

 

Miles, J. M., & Murry, J. W.  (November 2009).  Conducting effective and interactive legal training for student affairs administrators and professional staff:  How to design and implement an effective legal training program.  Annual meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association, Baton Rouge, LA.

 

Miles, J. M., & Miller, M.  (November 2009).  Are you voting today?  Student participation in self-government elections.  Annual meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association, Baton Rouge, LA.

 

Miller, M., Nadler, D., & Miles, J. M.  (October 2009).  Organizational and staff governance:  Improving shared governance.  Paper presentation at the Seventh Annual National Society of Shared Governance, Chapel Hill, NC.

 

Miles, J. M.  (November 2008).  A national study of improving participation in student self-governance leadership.  Annual meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association, Knoxville, TN.

 

Miles, J. M.  (November 2008).  Academic achievement and body image in undergraduate college women.  Annual meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association, Knoxville, TN.

 

Miles, J. M.  (February 2008).  Race and image fixation in college women.  Research paper presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research, New Orleans, LA.

 

Miles, J. M., & Murry, J. (November, 2007).  Alternative revenue sources for sustaining higher education programs.  Presentation to the Council for the Advancement of Higher Education Programs, Association for the Study of Higher Education, Louisville, KY.

 

Miller, M., Newman, R., & Miles, J. M.  (November 2007).  Creating community governance:  Involving faculty, staff, and students in effective collaboration.  Research paper presented at the Fifth Annual National Symposium on Shared Governance, Memphis, TN.

 

Miller, M., Newman, R., & Miles, J. M.  (November 2007). Technology as an enabling factor in making shared governance work.  Research paper presented at the Fifth Annual National Symposium on Shared Governance, Memphis, TN.

 

Miles, J. M., & Miller, M.  (February 2007).  Student governance:  A study of characteristics and effectiveness.  Research paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Clearwater Beach, FL.

 

Miles, J. M., & Miller, M.  (February 2007).  Communication apprehension among student governance leaders.  Research paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Clearwater Beach, FL.

 

Miller, M., Newman, R., & Miles, J. M.  (November 2006). Critical examination of campus based governance:  Where faculty and student interests intersect. Research paper presented at the Fourth Annual National Symposium on Shared Governance, Chicago, IL.

 

Miles, J. (September 2006). Improving student participation in self-governance activities:  A national study in progress.  Research in Progress series, Higher Education Program, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

 

Miller, M., Nadler, D., & Miles, J.  (April 1995).  Consensus of chief student affairs officers toward the CAS orientation standards.  Research paper presentation at the Institute for Higher Education Research Seminar, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.