Mike Miller
Affiliated with Champlain College Online

Teaching Design

My pedagogical objective is to awaken the "sociological imagination" in students, to engage them in observing, analyzing, and thinking critically about conditions of life, work, and relationships.

Teaching Experiences

Adjunct Professor: Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. I taught on-campus classes for two years at Champlain College. Currently my classes are online Introduction to Sociology and Organizational Communication. These two classes are 3-credit courses. Adjunct Professor: Empire State College's (ESC) On-line Adult Education. At ESC I teach a 4-credit Television and Culture course.


2006 certificate: faculty development course in on-line adult education instruction. 2002 Master of Science in Communications Roy H. Park School of Communications Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY USA 2000 Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, minor in Anthropology Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY USA 1998 Induction into the National Honorary Management Fraternity The focus of my Bachelor of Arts in Sociology was class, work, and gender with a concentration in organizations and institutions. My choice to pursue a Master of Science in Organizational Communication, Learning and Design aided my understanding of communicative theories in relation to learning environments and institutional communication relationships. I have extensive experience in asynchronous on-line teaching applications.

Other Experiences

2001 Internship with Community Dispute Resolution Center: Communication audit, strategic outreach plan, and collaborative group projects 2001 Seminar project with Career Resources of Challenge Industries: Project management for outreach campaign 1999 Conference on class stratification at Ithaca College: Events planning 1994-1996 Staff Council Chairperson: Crisis management, conflict resolution, and group facilitation

Volunteer Activities

Previously volunteer fireman, United States Navy, Environmental restoration projects

Past Course Related Work
  • Crisis management, conflict resolution, and group facilitation.
  • Communication audit, strategic outreach plan, and collaborative group projects

"In regards to personal growth: Wisdom is not knowing what to do in every situation. It is knowing that what you do, influences everything."