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Shari Miller has served as the Associate Dean in the School of Social Work since 2015, prior to which she held multiple academic administrative positions in the School including PhD Program Director and BSW Program Director. Miller has a strong commitment to nimble, responsive, and dynamic models of social work education, as nested in the context of higher education, that span boundaries, engage reflexivity, emphasize social justice, and are grounded in best practices to build professional workforce capacity to address the challenges of the 21st century global society. Her research, teaching, and service have been informed by, and have reciprocally informed this perspective, and her approach to leadership within the School, at the University, and nationally reflects this commitment. Miller has been a member of the UGA Interprofessional Education Leadership Council since its inception, and she serves in multiple national leadership roles including as the Chair of the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Research and as a Co-lead for the Harnessing Technology for Social Good Social Work Grand Challenge. Miller’s prior practice experience included multiple clinical positions in community mental health settings in New York City. Miller has taught across the BSW, MSW, and PhD Programs, and is the recipient of multiple University and national teaching awards, including the Richard B. Russel Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the Council on Social Work Education and SAGE Publisher’s Award for Innovation in Social Work Education. Miller’s research focuses on educational innovation with implications for reflective practice in a sustainable global society; her work has emphasized innovation in social work education, professional socialization, interprofessional models of education and research, theory development, self-care, and environmental social work. Miller has engaged in collaborative research with colleagues from a variety of disciplines; her transdisciplinary work with colleagues in engineering has been supported by funding from the National Science Foundation.
Theory development and application, social work practice with individuals, families , groups, social work profession and history
Social work education and educational innovation, social work profession and workforce, professional socialization, interprofessional and inter- and trans-disciplinary education and practice, self-care, social work and technology, theory development, ecological and environmental social work