# Erica Miller, PhD

Assistant Professor

ermiller2@vcu.edu

804.828.7055

Harris Hall 4161

**EDUCATION**

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2018

**RESEARCH**

Her research interests lie in the area of undergraduate mathematics education, primarily in the professional development of graduate student instructors. At Nebraska, she studied graduate student instructorsâ€™ growth as teachers as they participated in a professional development program focused on teaching and learning mathematics at the post-secondary level. She also studied the cognitive demand of examples that graduate student instructors enacted in their classrooms and examined the roles of the instructor and the students as they worked through examples. Dr. Miller is currently working on developing an online professional development course for undergraduate mathematics instructors who are striving to teach in a way that aligns with the Mathematical Association of Americaâ€™s *Instructional Practices Guide*. As a strong believer in the benefits of active learning for all students, Dr. Miller seeks to engage students in her classroom in hands-on, authentic mathematical explorations.