Alison Riley Miller

Affiliation: Education
Assistant Professor of Education

Professor Miller is a learning scientist who conducts design-based research around learning environments in the context of pre-K – grade 12 STEM education. Miller focuses on students’ engagement with scientific and engineering practices (modeling, data analysis and interpretation, evidence-based argumentation, etc.) and on the teacher professional development and pedagogical strategies that support that engagement. She is particularly interested in teaching and learning around models and visualizations in the context of Earth and Environmental Science. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Miller taught for nine years at the secondary level and that experience informs her research interests in Earth and Environmental Science teaching and learning, modeling and visualization, and teacher education. Miller’s current project, Developing a Modeling Orientation to Science (DMOS): Teaching and Learning Variability and Change in Ecosystems, is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD, Columbia University
  • MA, Arcadia University
  • BA, Ithaca College