About Mev

labyrinthMEV MILLER, Ed.D.

Educator | Consultant

Vision

My professional and community experience includes a solid foundation in advocacy for women’ and lesbian rights, adult (basic/literacy) education, administration and supervision, training, teaching and facilitation, writing and publishing, business, community service, and community organization.

One common vision holds these pieces together: To promote education, reflection, and lifelong learning as guides to develop personal growth and self-efficacy, deepen advocacy, build communities, and accomplish pursuits of justice, equity, and social democracy.
Education

Professional Skills to Accomplish vision

  • Organize and coordinate projects, work teams, meetings, conferences, and event
  • Facilitate diversity awareness, team building, and leadership
  • Make space and develop process to transform creative ideas into practical applications
  • Provide guidance to supervised staff and collaborate with colleagues at all levels
  • Outline and facilitate professional development, trainings & workshops, study & learning circles
  • Develop and write contextualized curriculum and adult learner-centered lesson plans
  • Teach career readiness and life skills, basic writing and math to adults
  • Communicate effectively with diverse audiences
  • Research and write articles, reports, community resource directories, and other broad-range materials
  • Collaborate on grants and fundraising strategies and reporting
  • Maintain administrative procedures including database management and account bookkeeping, organization and time management, and policy

Learning to Support Vision | Education

Ed.D. Critical Pedagogy – Curriculum & Instruction | School of Education at University of St. Thomas | Minneapolis, MN

Certificate Mini-MBA for Non-Profit Management | University of St. Thomas Center for Non-Profit Management | Minneapolis, MN

M.Div. Liberation Theology | Yale Divinity School | New Haven, CT

M.A. Religious Studies | University of Detroit | Detroit, MI

B.A. (Double) English Literature & Music History | College of Notre Dame of Maryland | Baltimore, MD

Knowledge Base

  • Participatory Practices: Education for social change within programs, classrooms, or communities
  • Curriculum Building: Awareness of Feminist & Critical Pedagogies, Adult Learning Theories
  • Community Building: Diversity Awareness, Cooperative Learning, Leadership, Social Change Activism
  • Resource Library Development & Collection: for small libraries or programs & projects with specific needs or focus
  • Research: Participatory Action Research, Academic and Community Research
  • Study Circles Design & Facilitation: Research-related or topic/issue driven
  • Publication: Editing, Writing & Development including Student Writing, Academic/Education, Professional, Research reports or annotation, Training Manuals, etc.
  • Retreat Facilitation: Critical reflection for educators or to reconnect with professional purpose; Labyrinth walks
  • Professional Development and Training of Trainers
  • Radio Show Production for community-based topics/groups

Vision at Work and in Action – Work Experiences

Rhode Island Community Food Bank (Providence, RI)

  • Current since 2015: Career Readiness & Life Skills Manager, Community Kitchen Culinary Training Program
  • Community Resource Manager (2012-2015)

Independent Consultant and Instructor (Cranston, RI)
Trainer for Professional Development (PD) in Adult Basic Education, Facilitator of Adult Learner Leadership, Curriculum Development Writer, and Researcher. Most notable projects, among many, included:

  • SEAC (Social Equity Action Committee), RhodeMap RI, Community Participant
  • University of Rhode Island, LOOK Program, Curriculum Development
  • SAGE/RI, Research and Directory development on healthcare for lesbian elders
  • Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, Workshop leader for resident educators on adult learning
  • ESOL Teacher, UNITE Here 217, Institute for Labor Studies & Research
  • Academics Instructor, Providence Green Pathways Job Training Program, Providence Housing Authority
  • SABES (System for Adult Basic Education Support), Trainer on multiple PD topics

WE LEARN—Women Expanding Literacy Education Action Resource Network (Cranston, RI)Founder
National non-profit volunteer organization – Empowering Adult Women through Literacy, welearnwomen.org

  • Advisor Consultant, 2012 – 2016
  • Founder/Director, 2002 – 2012

SABES (System for Adult Basic Education Support) SE, Professional Development Providers (Fall River, MA)
Resources Coordinator & Associate

Institute for Labor Studies & Research (Warwick, RI)
ESOL Teacher at UNITE HERE 217

Providence Green Pathways, Providence Housing Authority (Providence, RI)
Academics Instructor for basic math and literacy to adults in a green jobs career-training program

Independent Education Consultant (Cranston, RI)
Professional Development in Adult Basic Education, Facilitation of Adult Learner Leadership, Curriculum Development, Research Projects, and Substitute Teacher, and Trainer of Trainers. Clients included: SAGE/RI research around healthcare for lesbian elders; GHHI training for resident educators; SABES.

Amazon Bookstore Cooperative (Minneapolis, MN)
Book Buyer & Cooperative Owner

Independent Marketing/Publicity Consultant (St. Paul, MN)
Promoted independent press publishing companies & book distributors, including Project Manager for Women’s Presses Library Project

Spinsters Ink (Minneapolis, MN)
Marketing Manager

Inland Book Co. (East Haven, CT)
Sales Manager for wholesaler of small and independent press books

Honors & Awards

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIP 2010
The Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence at the Rhode Island Foundation, Providence RI

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