Dr. Melinda Miller

Melinda Miller


(936) 294-1357


TEC 275E


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  • Ph.D. Texas A&M University (2001)
  • M.Ed. Sam Houston State University (1990)
  • B.S. The University of Texas at Austin (1986)

Areas of Expertise

Early Literacy, Critical Literacy, Writing


Dr. Melinda Miller, a full professor, has been teaching literacy at Sam Houston State University since 2001. She currently teaches at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. She previously taught public school in the classroom and as a Reading Specialist for 11 years. After completing an undergraduate degree in Education at the University of Texas, she received her Master’s degree in Reading from Sam Houston State University and her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University.

Selected Publications

Miller, M. (2020). Finding the magic: Emergent readers and writers. Dubuque, IA:  Kendall Hunt. 

Gonzalez, V. & Miller, M. (2020). Reading and  writing with English learners: A  framework for K-5. Irving, TX: Seidlitz Education.  

Bryant, B. & Miller, M. (2018). The use of multi-cultural children’s literature books in a second-year college writing course: Fostering ideas for argumentative topic and thesis. The California Reader, 51 (3). 

Berg, H., Cox, D., & Miller, M. (2017). Critical conversations: Using picture books to welcome refugees into our classrooms. READ: An Online Journal for Literacy Educators, 03 (5).

Berg, H., Miller, M. & Cox, D. (2017). Writing workshop for English language learners: Bridging creativity to the process of real world writing. The Literacy Association of Ireland Reading News, Autumn 2017.

Cox, D., Miller, M., & Berg, H. (2017). Start with a book, end with a conversation: Promoting critical literacy in the classroom. The California Reader, 50 (2). 

Brooks, B., Miller, M. &Votteler, N.(2016).A recipe for an almost disaster: Families Cox, D., Miller, M., & Berg, H(2013).Getting my nervouses out: The power of repeated oral reading performance to develop fluency in bilingual readers. The Journal of Multiculturalism in Education, 8.

Miller, M., Berg, H., and Cox, D. (2012). Stories parents tell: A narrative analysis of

interviews with parents and grandparents of selected children. National Teacher Education Journal 5 (3).

Berg, H. & Miller, M. (2010). Using English Language Proficiency Standards to improve instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Texas Association of Teacher  Educators’ Forum, 35, Fall 2010.

Higgins, B., Miller, M., & Wegmann, S. (2006). Teaching to the test…not! Meeting writing accountability. The Reading Teacher. December.

Miller, M. & Higgins, B. (2006). When to say ain’t.Florida Reading Quarterly, 42 (4).