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Dr. Kristen Miller

Full-Time Associate Professor, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Dr. Kristen Miller

Education

Ph.D. in Astronomy
University of Maryland, College Park
M.S. in Astronomy
University of Maryland, College Park
B.S. in Physics
Brigham Young University

Positions Held

2019 - Present
Allen Community College
Adjunct Instructor
2017 - Present
Lonestar Community College
Adjunct Professor
2016 - Present
Iowa Western Community College
Instructor
2011 - Present
Ocean County College
Asst. Adjunct Professor
2008 - 2019
The Pennsylvania State University
Instructor
2008 - 2011
Penn State World Campus
Adjunct Professor
2005 - 2007
The Pennsylvania State University
Instructor

Presentations

Introduction to a New APUS Concentration in Human Factors in Space Systems Design APUS/PSO Space Education & Strategic Applications Conference: The Exploration Environments

Space Education and Strategic Applications Conference 2021: Through the Telescope
September 24, 2021

The Impact of Laboratory Exercises in Achieving ULOs in Online Astronomy Classes

OLC Innovate 2021
March 15, 2021

The Efficacy of Laboratory Exercises in Achieving Undergraduate Learning Outcomes in Online Astronomy Classes

AAC&U STEM Education conference
November 7, 2020

Supernova Search with the APUS Observatory

Space Education and Strategic Applications Conference
October 16, 2020

The APUS Supernova Search Program: A Scientific Leadership and Research Opportunity for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

International Astronautical Conference 2019
October 21, 2019

The APUS Supernova Search Program: Getting Undergraduate Students Excited About Astronomy

AAS Meeting 233
January 8, 2019

Media Contributions

Six Important Things to Know About Perseverance

AMU edge blog
June 29, 2021
Social Media - Blog

Solar Storms: What They Are, What Causes Them, and How They Affect the Earth

AMUedge blog
June 8, 2021
Social Media - Blog

Supernova Search Program, Exoplanet Research Program

APUS Space Studies Research Program Website
January 1, 2021
Internet

Certifications and Licensure

December 3, 2020
CITI - Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
January 24, 2018
CITI - Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program)

Awards & Honors

June 30, 2021
Outstanding Leadership
APUS
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA)
June 16, 2021
2020 University Strategic Initiative – Catalyst – Learning Management System Migration
APUS
During 2020, the earner of this badge made significant contributions to the migration of courses to a new online classroom to improve user experience, promote student-to-student and faculty-to-student interaction, enable a robust mobile classroom, and further differentiate APUS as a leader in online learning.
June 16, 2021
Mission Award
APUS
For those who do extraordinary work to create respected, relevant, accessible, affordable, and student-focused online programs that prepare students for service and leadership in a diverse, global society.
May 22, 2021
Graduate Outstanding New Student Organization of the Year 2021
AIAA/Student Affairs
I serve as one of the faculty advisors for the APUS chapter of AIAA, a university student organization. In May 2021, we were awarded the Graduate Outstanding New Student Organization of the Year award.
December 21, 2020
Gold Standard Award
Center for Teaching and Learning
An assignment that I designed, with Shelli Carter and Jonathan Surovell, was chosen for the Gold Standard Award. Our project was featured in December 2020. The link to the project is: https://www.apus.edu/faculty-connect/ctl/gold_standard/goldstandardcollection.htm
June 18, 2020
Outstanding Leadership
APUS
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA)
May 1, 2011
Award to Promote Teaching Excellence
Conroe Independent School District
This award recognizes individuals for excellence in teaching and service to the school district and community.
September 1, 1995
Award to Promote Teaching Excellence
University of Maryland
This course was designed to recognize superior accomplishments in undergraduate instruction. It included both merit and professional development components.