Kurtis D. Miller

Curriculum Vitae
September 23, 2019
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Tusculum University
60 Shiloh Rd.
Greeneville, TN 37745
+1 (423) 636-7300 ext. 5783

Education

2017
Ph.D. Interpersonal Influence and Communication. Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University
2009
M.A. Communication. Department of Communication, College of Charleston
2005
B.A. Communication: Speech/Theatre. Department of Communication, Anderson University (SC)

Professional Employment

2016–Pres.
Tusculum University, College of Civic and Liberal Arts, Assistant Professor of Communication

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

2019
Debs, L., Miller, K. D., Ashby, I., & Exter, M. (2019) Students' perspectives on different teaching methods: Comparing innovative and traditional courses in a technology program. Research in Science & Technology Education, 37, 297–323. https://doi.org/10.1080/02635143.2018.1551199

Book Chapters

2018
Miller, K. D., & Lendaro, M. (2018) Skunkworks!: Using unconventional paper airplanes to teach the communication of technical information and procedural instructions. In J. S. Seiter, J. Peeples, and M. L. Sanders (Eds.), Communication in the classroom: A collection of GIFTS (pp. 306–308). Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martins
2017
Miller, K. D. (2017). "Working the crowd:" How political figures use introduction structures. In R. X. Browning (Ed.), Advances in research using the C-SPAN archives (pp. 203–234). West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt1wf4dqz.15

Grants and Fellowships

2015
$2,500 one-time grant from the C-SPAN Education Foundation to support research using the C-SPAN Video Library
2012
$350 one-time grant from the Purdue Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education to support the 2012 Purdue Communication Graduate Student Association Conference

Conference Activity

Papers Presented

2019
Miller, K. D., Ross, K. A., Trom, K., & Emmett, L. M. (2019, September). When the communication department deploys: Lessons learned from the short-notice deployment of faculty at a small liberal arts college. Paper presented at the Joint Meeting of the Kentucky Communication Association and the Tennessee Communication Association, Cadiz, KY.
2018
Miller, K. D., & Pruim, D. E. (2018, April). Slides against humanity. Teaching activity presented at the Southern States Communication Association 88th Annual Convention, Nashville, TN.
2017
Miller, K. D., & Patterson, H. (2017, September). Placing our sources (literally) in dialogue: Embodying the annotated bibliography. Teaching activity presented at the Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Communication Association, Gallatin, TN.
2015
Debs, L., Miller, K. D., & Exter, M. (2015, November). Students' perspectives on different teaching methods. Research in progress presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Convention, Indianapolis, IN.
Miller, K. D. (2015, October). "Working the crowd:" How political figures use introduction structures. Paper presented at the C-SPAN Research Conference, West Lafayette, IN.
Miller, K. D. (2015, April). Converging in class with examples of fallacies and logical booby-traps from real life persuasive messages. Teaching activity presented at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Madison, WI.
2014
Miller, K. D., & Lendaro, M. (2014, April). Skunkworks! Teaching activity presented at the 81st Annual Meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN.
2012
Wilson, S. R., Chernichky, S. M., Wilkum, K., Owlett, J. S., & Miller, K. D. (2012, November). Do family communication patterns buffer children from difficulties associated with a parent's military deployment? Examining deployed and non-deployed parents' perspectives. Paper presented at the 98th Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, Orlando, FL.
Owlett, J. S., Richards, K. A., Defreese, J. D., Wilson, S. R., Roberts, F. D., & Miller, K. D. (2012, November). Extending communication privacy management theory: Topic avoidance and privacy rules in military adolescents' experiences of deployment. Paper presented at the 98th Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, Orlando, FL.
Wilson, S. R., Collins, C. L., Owlett, J. S., Richards, K. A., Defreese, J. D., Roberts, F. D., & Miller, K. D. (2012, July). My friends don't understand how it feels: Exploring perceptions of feeling understood among adolescents who have experienced the deployment of a military parent. Paper presented at the International Association for Relationship Research Conference, Chicago, IL.
2010
Miller, K. D., Kopfman, J., & Ferrara, M. H. (2010, November). The effects of outward communicator traits on complaint perception. Poster presented at the 96th Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.
2009
Miller, K. D., & Ferrara, M. H. (2009, November). The speech act of complaining: Preliminary quantitative research. Poster presented at the 95th Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Discussant

2019
Merritt, R. (Chair) (2019, September). Roundtable discussion: Debate as a civic duty. Symposium conducted at the Joint Meeting of the Kentucky Communication Association and the Tennessee Communication Association, Cadiz, KY.
2018
Bailey, S. B. (Chair) (2018, April). Musings on "free community college" programs: Faculty from both 2-year and 4-year institutions in the state of Tennessee muse on the positive, negative, and unintended consequences of the Tennessee Promise. Symposium conducted at the Southern States Communication Association 88th Annual Convention, Nashville, TN.
*Miller, K. D. (2018, April). Hashtag feedback: Using text expansion to streamline the process of providing detailed effective feedback. In M. Callaway (Chair), Musings on instructor feedback: Improving the process and quality of feedback. Symposium conducted at the Southern States Communication Association 88th Annual Convention, Nashville, TN.

Teaching Experience

Tusculum University

Argumentation and Debate
(2019S–Pres.)
Debate Team Practicum
(2019S–Pres.)
Interpersonal Communication
(2018S–Pres.)
Team and Small Group Communication
(2019S–Pres.)
Public Speaking
(2016F–Pres.)

Purdue University

Advanced Presentational Speaking
(2016S)
Interpersonal Communication
(2011F–2014F)
Interviewing
(2014F)
Presentational Speaking
(2010F–2015S)
Small Group Communication
(2013F–2015S)

Research Experience

2015–2016
Purdue Polytechnic Educational Research and Development Team
2010–2011
RA for Steven R. Wilson in collaboration with the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University

Service to Profession

2018
Nominating Committee, Instructional Development Division, Southern States Communication Association
2017–2019
Secretary, States Association Interest Group, Southern States Communication Association
2017–2018
Chair, Bylaws Revision Committee, Tennessee Communication Association

Departmental and University Service

Tusculum University

2016–Pres.
Communication Program Director
2016–Pres.
Faculty Parliamentarian
2017–2019
Programs and Policies Committee

Purdue University

2012
Communication Graduate Student Association Conference Planning Committee
2011–2012
Approaches to Interpersonal Communication Advisory Committee
2011–2012
Communication Graduate Student Association Vice-President for Fundraising and Research

Extracurricular University Service

2017–Pres.
Coach, Andrew Johnson Debate Team

Professional Memberships

* Indicates panels organized.