Dr. Miller’s research has focused on empowering individuals across the lifespan to engage more fully with their communities with a primary emphasis on youth with disabilities. Her collaborative research initiatives have led to the implementation of a broad range of research and teaching ventures.




GirlPower Photovoice:

Photo Voice Project

The findings from the GirlPower Photovoice Project are included as a chapter in the forthcoming book “Photovice Methods in Social Work”



Impact of Self-Determination and Technology Training for Students with Disabilities

TechNow is an innovative, Oklahoma-based program that trains high school students with disabilities to use technology. Dr. Kendra Williams-Diehm and I are assessing the impact of TechNow participation on student self-determination and technology skills. To learn more about TechNow, visit


Elder Abuse in the Southern Plains

Dr. Miller has worked with the Southern Plains Indian Adult Protection Team to conduct a Delphi study exploring the factors that both contribute to and protect against elder abuse among the tribes of the southern plains. To learn more about the Southern Plains Indian Adult Protection Team visit: