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RICHARD L. MILLER
Professor, UNK Department of Psychology
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
Ph. D. 1975 Northwestern University (Social Psychology)
Dissertation: The Effects of Post-Decisional Regret on Attitudes, Selective Exposure and Other Cognitive Processes
M. A. 1973 Northwestern University (Social Psychology)
Thesis: Attribution versus Persuasion as a Means for Modifying Attitudes & Behavior
1966 University of Washington (WICHE sponsored summer program in Social Work)
B. S. 1968 Weber State College (Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology)
ACADEMIC Honors and AWARDS:
2012 Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award (American Psychological Association); Listed in Marquis’ Who's Who in the World, 29th ed;
Weber State University 1st Inaugural Outstanding Psychology Alumni Award
2011 Listed in Marquis’ Who's Who in the World, 28th ed. & Who's Who in America, 65th ed.
2010 Pratt-Heins Foundation Award for Outstanding Service; Listed in Marquis’ Who's Who in the World, 27th ed. & Who's Who in America, 64th ed.
2009 CASE/Carnegie Foundation U. S. Professor of the Year; Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association);
UNK Student Life Partnership Award; Listed in Who's Who in the World, 26th ed.
2008 UNK Faculty Mentor of the Year Award; and CNSS Faculty Mentor Award
Listed in Marquis’ Who's Who in America, 63rd edition
2007 Listed in Marquis’ Who's Who in American Education, 8th edition
2006 Leland Holdt/Security Mutual Distinguished Professor Award; Listed in Marquis’ Who's Who in American Education, 7th ed; and Who's Who Among American Teachers, 9th ed.
2004 Elected Fellow, American Psychological Association; Inducted into Phi Eta Sigma: Freshman Honor Society; Listed in Who's Who Among American Teachers, 8th edition
2003 Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Distinguished Service Award
2002 Pratt-Heins Foundation Award for Outstanding Scholarship/Research; Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi; Listed in Who's Who Among American Teachers, 7th edition
2000 Outstanding Faculty Member Award from Theta Xi
1999 University of Nebraska Outstanding Teaching Department Award (UDTA)
1997 University of Nebraska Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award (OTICA).
1996 Pratt-Heins Award for Excellence in Teaching; UNK Creative Teaching Award
1995 UNK Creative Teaching Award
1971-73 Northwestern University: NIH Fellowship in Psychology/Sociology/Anthropology
1970-71 Northwestern University: University Fellowship
1970 Northwestern University: Walter Dill Scott Research Fellowship
1968 Weber State: Outstanding Student in Psychology; Male Scholar of the Year Finalist
1966 University of Washington: Western Interstate Commission on Higher Ed Scholarship
University of Nebraska at Kearney (1990-present)
Professor of Psychology, Director, Bachelor of General Studies Program (2010-2011)
• Responsible for BGS program administration. Teach courses in social psychology, environmental psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, life-span human development,
cross-cultural psychology, and honors course in “science & skepticism.”
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology (1990 – 2010)
• Responsible for departmental level administration. Teach courses in social psychology, environmental psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, life-span human development,
cross-cultural psychology, and honors courses in “science & skepticism” and “psych and media.”
Chair, Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research.
• Responsible for review and approval of expedited research conducted at UNK with human participants. Conduct monthly meeting of Board, 1993 – 2010.
University of Arkansas at Monticello (1989-1990)
Visiting Professor, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences
• Taught General Psychology, Personality Theories, Human Development, Social Psychology, and Research Methods. Coordinated the Human Experimental and Child Development laboratories. Initiated participation in Arkansas Symposium for Undergraduate Research.
Colegio Internacional de Baleares, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (1986-89)
Director, Community Learning Centre
• Responsible for the administration of an adult educational program. Duties included recruitment, selection, and supervision of instructors, determination of community needs, development of course offerings, supervision of registration and placement, preparation and administration of the school budget, as well as limited teaching responsibilities. Offered community college & CFE programmes.
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION, Heidelberg, Germany
Director, European Field Office (1980-1985). Sr. Staff Scientist and Asst Director (1978-1980).
• Technical and management responsibility for a twenty-five person multidisciplinary research and training group conducting applied behavioral science research and development projects. Responsible for preparation of grant proposals; planning and administration of budget; selection, training and evaluation of personnel; and supervision of research projects. Project activities included environmental studies (housing, stimulus deprivation, and territoriality) studies of leadership and organizational effectiveness, program evaluation, and development of multi-media training.
UNIVERSITY OF COLOGNE, PSYCHOLOGISCHES INSTITUT II, Köln, Germany
Adjunct Associate Professor (1978-1984)
• Responsible for courses and seminars on social science research methods, social perception, motivation and utopian systems. Supervised doctoral dissertation on gender stereotypes.
GENERAL RESEARCH CORPORATION, Heidelberg, Germany (1975-1978)
Senior Research Scientist, 1975-76; Project Director and Principal Investigator, 1976-1978
• Responsible for research on adult socialization processes, role transition and conflict, leadership effectiveness, organizational change, and evaluation of instructional programs. Managed a nine person interdisciplinary research team. Responsible for research supervision, proposal preparation, budget.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, Washington, D. C. (1973-1975) Assistant Professor
• Taught Statistics, Social Psychology, Utopian Systems, Attitude Structure and Change, Social Conflict,
Research Methods, and Psychological Anthropology.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES:
BOSTON UNIVERSITY, Overseas Program - Europe. Adjunct Lecturer, Graduate
Program in Human Services/Resource Education (1977-1979).
• Taught graduate level course in Research Methods.
ANTIOCH COLLEGE - BALTIMORE, Center for Social Action and Research,
Adjunct Assistant Professor (1973-75)
• Taught courses in Attitude Structure & Change, & Persuasion.
Scholarly Interests (RESEARCH AND TEACHING):
• Social Influence: Attitude change, persuasion, compliance, leadership, social power, and organizational effectiveness.
• Organizational Behavior: Resistance to change, managerial transition, decision making.
• Cross-cultural Psychology: Conflict resolution, interpersonal attraction, utopian system
social comparison processes among sojourners, impact of sojourners on the host nation.
• Environment and Behavior: Isolation, environmental stressors, individual approaches to environmental coping, human territoriality.
• Teaching of Psychology: Critical thinking, ethical responsibilities of faculty, evaluation of teaching, academic standards, pedagogy, science and pseudoscience.
• Research Methodology: Field methods, policy & program evaluation, attitude measurement
American Psychological Association
Fellow, Division 2-Teaching of Psychology; Member, Division 8-Personality and Social Psychology, and Division 9 - Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Rocky Mountain Psychological Association
Program Co-Chair 1993-2005 (Organized annual program of 500+ participants including invited addresses, papers, posters, panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions, etc.)
President-elect, 1999, President 2000, Past-President, 2001; Historian, 2002 - present
DSA Selection Committee Chair, 2003-present
Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA-Division 2)
Regional Coordinator (RMPA), 2000 - present
(Organize teaching pre-conference program of symposia, papers, posters, and workshops related to the teaching of psychology at each annual convention)
Association for Psychological Science (Fellow, 2005)
American Sociological Association
Council of Teachers of Undergraduate Psychology
Community College Coordinator, 1994;
Regional Coordinator (RMPA), 1995-1999 (Organized annual conference program of symposia, papers, posters, and workshops related to the teaching of psychology at each annual convention)
Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society
Symposium, reinstituted annual recognition of outstanding high school and middle school science teachers, edited manuscript on “The Role of Undergraduate Research at UNK").
International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology
Council of Undergraduate Psychology Programs
Nebraska Psychological Society.
Charter member, 1993-present; Program Chair 1993-94, President, 1997.
• Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. President, 2000-01; Program Co-Chair,
1993-2003; Archivist/Historian, 2002 - present; Member of the Executive Committee, 1992-present; Coordinator - Portenier-Wertheimer Teaching Conference, 2005-present.
• Journal of Psychological Inquiry. Editor, Special Features Section, 1996-present.
• Nebraska Psychological Society. President, 1997. Member of the Executive Board, 1995 -
present. Program Chair, 1993-94. Organized Teaching Pre-Conference, 2004, 06, 08.
• Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Div 2, APA) OTRP Assistant Director for Department
Consulting Services, 2011 – present; Regional Coordinator, 2000-present;
Member, Fellows Selection Committee, 2005 - 2009, Chair, 2007-2009; Member, STP Involvement Task Force, 2007-2008. Member, Robert Daniels Teaching Award Selection Committee, 2009 – 2011, Chair, 2012.
• Participant, APA Divisions 1, 2, 52: National Speakers Bureau on Contemporary Application of
• Council of Teachers of Undergraduate Psychology: Community College Coordinator, 1994; Regional Coordinator (Rocky Mountain Psychological Association), 1995 - 1999.
• Great Plains Students' Psychology Convention. Program Chair, 2003.
• Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, Reviewer, 1999.
• Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society: Regional Nominating Committee, 1997-2000, Chair, 1999.
• Judge, Student Research Day, University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, 2005.
• APA Dissertation Research Awards. Reviewer, 1997.
• Ad hoc reviewer for: Human Relations, European Journal of Social Psychology, Psychological Research, Personality & Individual Differences, Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, Social Influence, and the Journal of Personality & Social Psychology.
• Editor: Platte Valley Review. Special Edition on College Teaching, 1996.
• Member of the Board of Directors: Great Plains Behavioral Research Assoc, 1995-present.
• External Reviewer. Academic Program Reviews for University of Northern Colorado, 2000;
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, 2004; Weber State University, 2006.
• UNK Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects. Director, 1992 – 2006;
IRB Chair, 2006 - 2010. Member, 2011 – present.
1997, 2003, & 2007; Member, Professional Conduct Committee, 1996, 2002, 2006; CNSS Representative (1991-2009); Chair, Administrative Evaluation Committee, 1993-present; Graduate Council representative to the Senate Library Committee, 1991-present; Member Oversight Committee, 2001-02, 2004-05; Member, Continuing Education Committee, 2004-05.
• Member, Leland Holdt/Security Mutual Life Distinguished Faculty Award Selection Committee.
• Member, Freshman Program Working Group, 2010 - present.
• Chair, UNK Outstanding Teaching Department Selection Committee, 2002-03.
• Member, Data Benchmarking Committee, 2005 - 2007.
• Member, Chancellor’s Strategic Planning Committee, 1993-1995; 1996-1998; 2006 - .
• Chair, Chancellor’s University Relations Functional Review Committee, 2000-01.
• Member, UNK Graduate Council, 1991-2006; Chair, Policy and Planning Committee, 1991- 2000, 2004-05.
• Program Chair, UNK Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, 2003-2007.
• Member, General Studies Roundtable, Phase II, 2006-2008.
• Member, University-wide Selection Committee for Outstanding Department Award, 2002-04.
• Member & Chair, University-wide Selection Committee for Outstanding Teaching and
Instructional Creativity Award, 2007-2009, Chair, 2008.
• Member, Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance's Committee on Fees, 1992-2005, 2007-
• Member, Center for Teaching Excellence Advisory Committee, 1999-2004.
• Pratt-Heins Foundation Awards Selection Committee, 2002-04; 1996-98, Chair: 1998, 2004.
• Member, SENCER Grant Advisory Committee, 2002 -
• Member, Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee, 2002 -
• University of Nebraska Executive Graduate Council, UNK representative: 1991-95, 1996-98.
• Member, Selection Committee for Chamber of Commerce Teaching Awards, 1997-98.
• UNKEA Executive Board (Negotiator, 1994-1997; Secretary, 1997 - 1999, Vice Pres, 2000.
• Member, Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs' Budget Planning Committee, 2000.
• Academic Program Review Committees: MS Ed. in Science Teaching, 1991; MA History,
1992, Journalism and Mass Communication, 1994; Business Administration/Business Education, 1995; Counseling and School Psychology, 1997; Philosophy, 2003; Counseling and School Psychology, 2006.
• Member, Senate Committee on the Evaluation and Encouragement of Teaching, 1999-2000.
• Promotion/Tenure Extra-departmental Committee memberships: R. Davis, History; A.
Bariagaber, Political Science; E. Kachingwe, Social Work; S. Glazier, Soc., D. Kelley, Soc.; J. Carlson, Criminal Justice; M. Younes, Social Work, P. Barua, History.
• Chair, General Studies Capstone Course Committee, 1998-99.
• Member, Vice Chancellor for University Relations' Committee on Marketing Strategy.
• Extra-departmental Search Committee memberships:
Dean of Student Life (2010); Director, International Studies (2009); Vice Chancellor for University Relations (2006); Dean of Libraries (2004); Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance; Chair, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences; Dean, College of Natural & Social Sciences; Faculty member, Department of Sociology, Director, Child Development Lab, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.
• Member, UNK General Studies Review Committee - CNSS representative, 1992-93.
Joseph Benz, Psychology; Pradeep Barua, History; Yozan Mosig, Psychology, J. Gilbert, Criminal Justice; Kevin Byrd, Psychology; T. Archwamety; Counseling and School Psychology; D. Wysocki, Sociology.
Theresa Wadkins, Bill Wozniak, Bob Rycek and Jean Mandernach, Psychology; John Hastings, Computer Science.
1991-1995; Chair, 1994-1995; UNK Catalog Committee, 1991-93; UNK Blue and Gold Planning Committee, 1997; VCAA Distance Learning Committee, 1994; CNSS Curriculum Committee, 1990-91; CNSS Workload Policy Committee, 1991-92; CNSS College Constitution Advisory Committee, 1991-92; Allied Health Programs Advisory Committee, 1990-92.