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A.T. Miller

Senior Lecturer, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Diversity

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A.T. Miller joined the Cornell Faculty as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and Associate Vice Provost for Academic Diversity in the summer of 2011.  He served as Faculty Director of the Center for Global and Intercultural Study and Coordinator of Multicultural Teaching and Learning at the University of Michigan from 2000 to 2011, and Director of Africana Studies at Union College from 1992 to 2000.  His most recent publications are chapters in the edited volume Teaching Inclusively, "The Multicultural Lab: Diversity Issues in STEM* Classes" (*Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and "Interactive Theatre as a Multicultural Change Agent in Faculty Development" with Jeffrey Steiger and Diana Kardia, and he wrote one chapter and co-edited the volume "The Scholarship of Multicultural Teaching and Learning" from New Directions in Teaching and Learning in September 2007.  "Intercultural Experiential Learning for the Engaged Global Citizen" appeared in 2008  inDiversity and Democracy from the American Association of Colleges and Universities.  He conducted his Ph.D. research in American Civilization in the Center for the Study of Black Literature and Culture and the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania.  His dissertation, "Looking at African American Families: Recognition and Reaction," analyzes the non-Western, African-influenced family patterns found in the United States, the Caribbean, and in Africa, primarily focusing on informal child fosterage.  He has published numerous scholarly articles on this topic, along with studies of African-based knowledge systems and ways of knowing, in addition to poetry and short creative writing.


  • English


  • English
  • Africana Studies and Research Center


  • African American Cultural Studies
  • Queer Theory, Critical Race Theory, and Contextual Identity
  • Knowledge systems and expression in the African Diaspora
  • Intercultural communication and experiential field learning
  • African and African American Film
  • The intellectual and organizational impacts of diversity
  • Inclusive pedagogy



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