Jason Edward Miller
Doctor of Philosophy Candidate, Applied Anthropology, University of South Florida (USF), 2006 – Present Dissertation title: The Construction of Latino Immigrant Families in U.S. News Media: Parents’ Responses and Self-Representations. Expected graduation date: Spring 2013.
Master of Public Health Candidate, Health Education, University of South Florida, 2007 – Present Expected graduation date: Spring 2013.
Master of Arts, Anthropology, Western Washington University (WWU), August 2004
Thesis title: Participating, Acting and Researching: Aspects of Participatory Action Research (PAR) and its Applications. Bachelor of Arts, Theatre, Cum Laude, Seattle University, June 2002
Instructor of Anthropology, USF, August 2007-Present
Taught small, 30-40 person and large, 50-200 person introductory and advanced undergraduate anthropology courses including creation of curriculum and its delivery in both face-to-face and online-only courses.
Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, Eckerd College, August 2008-June 2009
Taught 20-30 person introductory anthropology courses including creation of curriculum and delivery. Faculty, Linn-Benton Community College, January 2005-June 2006
Taught 10-30 person introductory anthropology courses including creation of curriculum and delivery. Graduate Teaching Assistant, WWU, January 2003-March 2004
Assisted in the instruction of introductory and seminar courses. Also offered community based workshops focused on capacity building such as a PAR workshop for the City of Bellingham Youth Development Project.
Courses Taught(as Instructor of Record)
Introduction to Anthropology (Four-field) (face-to-face and online-only) Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (face-to-face and online-only) Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Exploring Cross-Cultural Diversity Culture and Film
Digital Storytelling Visual Anthropology
Selected Work Experience
Research Associate and Mentor, Undergraduate Program, Anthropology, USF, 2009-2010
Assist with undergraduate program assessment and improvement program by creating and implementing evaluation tools and program analysis. Conduct course mapping and review of program. Mentor select undergraduate students through their own independent research projects.
Research Associate, USF Alliance for Applied Research in Education and Anthropology, 2006-2009
Designed and implemented participatory and traditional research strategies related to the National Science Foundation grant: Effects of College Degree Program Culture on Female and Minority Students’ Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics Participation and the Florida Department of Education grant: Evaluation of Voluntary Public School Choice in Florida.
Coordinator, Service Learning Leadership Academy, USF Collaborative for Children, Families & Communities, 2006-2007
Coordinated all aspects of program including recruitment, curriculum design, and assessment. Facilitated monthly forums for 70 participants. Enhanced community partnerships and coached teams of participants. Strengthened links between community, faculty and the USF Collaborative.
Coordinator, Multicultural Center, Linn-Benton Community College, 2004-2006
Managed daily operation of the Multicultural Center including oversight of a $20,000 yearly programming budget serving over 10,000 community members annually. Facilitated creation and implementation of multicultural programs and college diversity initiatives. Advocated for, recruited and retained minority students and under-represented populations including Latino and Eastern European immigrant and other non-native English speaking populations. Represented the college and served as a community resource for multicultural and diversity issues. Advised faculty on multicultural issues including curriculum development and facilitation of the Multicultural Fellowship Program. Served as diversity and cultural competency workshop instructor for business and industry partners. Supervised student staff and volunteers. Advised students in planning and coordinating events for campus and community. Successfully wrote and administered two grants totaling over $15,000.
Project Coordinator, Center for Service Learning, WWU, 2003-2004
Coordinated special projects for the Center for Service Learning including The Faculty Fellows Mentoring Program, curriculum development, assessing faculty involvement and student gain, assessing community impact, creating and implementing a risk assessment plan, curriculum for Campus-Based Mentoring programs, Advisory Board, student conference, conducting service learning research and advocating for the Center with the President and Provosts Office as well as extramurally.
Fieldwork and Evaluation Experience
Latino immigrant parent involvement in urban Hillsborough County, Florida
University of South Florida undergraduate Anthropology program assessment in preparation for accreditation Migrant health in rural Hillsborough County, Florida
Bento and parent involvement in Tokyo, Japan as part of Temple University visual anthropology field school Florida Voluntary Public School Choice Evaluation
Effects of College Degree Program Culture on Female and Minority Students’ Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Participation
Migrants (mainly Mexican and Eastern European) and higher education in the Willamette Valley, Oregon Stó:lô ethnographic field school. University of British Columbia at Yuk:weakwioose Reserve
Miller, Jason E.
2011 Attending Conferences and Organizing a Panel. In How to Get Published in Anthropology: A Guide for Anthropology Students and Young Professionals. Edited Volume. Altamira Press.
Miller, Jason E. and Schmid, Oona, Editors
2011 How to Get Published in Anthropology: A Guide for Students and Young Professionals. Edited Volume. Altamira Press.
Borman, Kathryn; Workman, Cassandra; Miller, Jason E. and Micceri, Ted
2007 The Community College in Contemporary Society: Contextualizing Race and Gender in Florida.
Teaching Anthropology, the Journal of the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges. 14(1):9-15 Hammond, Joyce; Hicks, Maria; Miller, Jason E. and Kalman, Rowenn
2005 PAR for the Course: A Congruent Pedagogical Approach for a PAR Methods Class. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning 12(1):52–66.
Other Publications Miller, Jason E.
2011 Review of Viewpoints: Visual Anthropologist at Work. In Visual Anthropology Review. 27(2):186-188.
2008 Anthropology Education Today: Diverse Opportunities in Contemporary Graduate Programs. Anthropology News. September 2008, 49(6):4
2007 Participatory Action Research. In Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice. Gary L. Anderson and Kathryn Herr, Editors Sage Press.
2004 Participating, Acting and Researching: Aspects of PAR and its Applications. Master’s Thesis, Anthropology Department, Western Washington University.
Miller, Jason E. and Trainor, John K.
2008 Creating Anthropology Conference Posters: A Guide for Beginners. Electronic Resource. American Anthropological Association. http://www.aaanet.org/meetings/upload/How-to-Create-Anthropology-Posters.pdf Workman-Whaler, Cassandra and Miller, Jason E.
2010 Making the Transition: The Two-to Four-Year Institution Transfer Experience. In Becoming an Engineer in Public Universities: Pathways for Women and Minorities. Borman, K. et al (Eds) Palgrave Press. Hammond, Joyce; Hicks, Maria and Miller, Jason E.
2004 Teaching Partnership for Community Action. Western Washington University Center for Instructional Innovation Innovative Teaching Showcase. http://pandora.cii.wwu.edu/showcase2003/hammond/
Conference Papers & Presentations (*Invited Status)
This Is What I Want for My Children: Digital Storytelling with Immigrant Parents. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Teaching the “BIG IDEAS” in Anthropology: Misconceptions, Misunderstandings and Misinformation about What It Means To Be Human. Roundtable presenter at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Seattle, Washington.
*Building Bridges: A Participatory Approach to Education and Community Development through Digital Storytelling. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Diverse Students and Diverse Stories: Teaching Cross-Cultural Diversity Using Digital Storytelling. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. 2009
*Alternate Generation Solidarity: A Roundtable Discussion Between Students and Senior Anthropologists. Roundtable discussant at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia, PA. 2008
*Teaching Anthropology 2.0: Innovative Strategies for Incorporating Visual Technologies into Teaching and Learning. Roundtable organizer and discussant at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA.
Campus/Community Partnerships for Migrant Health: A Case Study in Education and Community Collaboration. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Memphis, Tn. 2007
*Participating in Web 2.0: Wiki, Flickr and Collaborative Research. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC.
Introduction to Participatory Action Research. Workshop presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC.
Participating in Web 2.0: Wiki, Flickr, YouTube and Collaborative Research. Poster presented at the Crossroads II: Community-based Research for Social Justice Conference, Hartford, CT.
Springs, Pulleys and…Fish? Creating Visual Narratives of Engineering Students’ Lives Using Participatory Methods. International Symposium on Action Research, Bogotá, Columbia. (Paper accepted, but not presented) Springs, Pulleys and… Fish?: A Participatory Approach to Evaluating Engineering Student Persistence. Paper
presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Tampa, FL. 2006
Using Participatory Action Research as Pedagogy for the Classroom: Findings and Facilitation of Future Prospects. Paper presented at the 6th annual Service Learning Research Conference, Portland, OR.
Engaging with You in the Reflection Phase of Our Participatory Action Research Course. Paper presented at the Annual Continuums of Service Conference, Bellevue, WA.
Community College Praxis: The Service Learning Program in the Student Leadership Program at Linn-Benton Community College. Poster presented at the Annual Continuums of Service Conference, Bellevue, April.
PAR for the Course. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Tools for Action: Teaching Community-Based Learning. Chair and paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Santa Fe, NM.
Achieving Oikoumene: Towards One Whole Inhabited World. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, IL.
*Teaching Peace: Teaching Anthropological Methods Which Serve Others. Chair and discussant of an invited panel presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, IL.
Oikoumene: One Whole Inhabited World? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North West Academy of Religion, Pullman, ID.
Awards and Achievements
2011 Michael V. Angrosino Research Achievement Award, University of South Florida 2009 USF Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant 2008 USF Outstanding Graduate Student: College of Arts and Sciences; Graduate School 2007 Certificate in Teaching from USF Center for 21st Century Teaching Excellence 2007 Alliance for Applied Research in Education and Anthropology Travel Award
2007 Certificate of Achievement, Technology Education, USF Center for Teaching Excellence 2004 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Learning, WWU’s Teaching and Learning Academy 2002 National Association of Student Anthropologists (NASA) Graduate Travel Grant
2001 City of Seattle Employee Maximum Achievement Award: Project Lift Off 2001 Seattle University Mildred O’Neil Scholarship for the Arts
Undergraduate Students Mentored
Camille Bailey, BA Honors Thesis: Teacher Satisfaction: A Look at Issues Effecting Teachers’ Satisfaction with Their Jobs Jodi Boisvert, Undergraduate Honors Colloquium: Fire Prevention in 55+ Mobile Home Communities in Suburban Florida Kaala Smith
Professional Associations and Memberships
Executive Board Member (09-12) American Anthropological Association (AAA)
-Also: Member, Association Operations Committee, Long-Range Planning Committee, Chair of the AAA Student Caucus, Race and Racism in Anthropology Subcommittee and Social Media Subcommittee
President (07-08) National Association of Student Anthropologists
Graduate Student Representative (04-06) National Association of Student Anthropologists Member, Graduate Assistants United, United Faculty of Florida
Member: American Anthropological Association, Council on Anthropology & Education, National Association for the Practice of Anthropology, Society for Applied Anthropology and Society for Visual Anthropology
2008-2009 USF Integrated Interdisciplinary Inquiry Task Force, Committee on Program Development and Teaching 2008-2009 Vice President (and interim President), Anthropology Graduate Student Organization, USF
2007-2008 PhD Student Representative, Anthropology Graduate Student Organization, USF 2006-pres. Graduate Assistants United Member
2004-2006 Linn-Benton Eastern European Outreach Taskforce 2004-2006 Linn-Benton Community College Multicultural Council
2004-2006 Linn-Benton Community College Workforce Diversity Committee
2003-2004 Western Washington University Service Learning Advisory Board Member 2001-2002 Seattle University Student Representative: Bookstore Advisory Committee 2001-2002 Seattle University Residence Life and Housing Student Training Coordinator