Faculty Profile for Dr. Cindy Faith Miller

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Dr. Cindy Faith Miller
Assistant Professor — Conslng, Ldrship, Adlt Educ & Schl Psych
ED 4045
phone: (512) 245-3093

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Cindy Faith Miller is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education & School Psychology. She earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology from New York University, her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Arcadia University, and her B.A. in Psychology from Penn State University. She is a Licensed Psychologist and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Prior to arriving at Texas State, Dr. Miller worked for 11 years as an Assistant Research Professor at Arizona State University (ASU). She also has over 3 years of experience serving students with emotional and behavioral difficulties as a School Psychologist at the Devereaux Foundation.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Miller has experience teaching statistics, clinical, and developmental courses. Dr. Miller strives to incorporate inclusive pedagogical approaches so that all students have a strong sense of belonging. She has developed a research-informed teaching philosophy with the intention of facilitating inclusive, engaging, and stimulating learning communities.

Research Interests

Dr. Miller’s research and service activities seek to understand and promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in educational settings. She studies social (e.g., gender stereotypes) and academic (e.g., growth mindset beliefs) cognitions and is involved in developing and implementing school-based interventions to promote positive peer relationships, inclusive school communities, and academic success. At ASU, Dr. Miller led a National Science Foundation-funded project designed to understand and promote engineering engagement in underrepresented children. The Equity in Engineering project involves exploring the role of stereotypes, achievement-related beliefs, and teacher/parent beliefs and practices, and implementing a growth mindset intervention to promote STEM engagement and performance in elementary school children.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Miller, C. F., Wheeler, L., & Woods, B. (2024). A multidimensional examination of children’s endorsement of gender stereotypes. Social Development, 33(2).
  • Woods, B., Miller, C. F., Wheeler, L., & Reisslein, M. (2023). Children’s engineering-related achievement beliefs and career aspirations: The moderating role of gender. Psychology in the Schools, 2135–2155. https://doi.org/10.1002/pits.22848
  • Xiao, S. X., Haining, R., Hanish, L. D., Miller, C. F., Martin, C. L., & Fabes, R. A. (2023). Meet Up and Buddy Up: Effective strategies to promote 4th grade students’ intergroup prosocial behavior. Frontiers in Developmental Psychology. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3389/fdpys.2023.1177566
  • Wheeler, L. A., Miller, C. F., Woods, B., Chen, D., & Reisslein, M. (2023). A suite of measures for children’s achievement beliefs in engineering-related activities and skills. European Journal Of Engineering Education, 47, 1335–1355. https://doi.org/10.1080/03043797.2023.2169600
  • Farago, F., Martin, C. L., Granger, K. L., Santos, C. E., & Miller, C. F. (2022). Teachers’ gender-role attitudes and gendered classroom practices. Sex Roles. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-022-01331-z

Selected Grants

  • Miller, Cindy Faith. Observing Growth Mindset Practices in Higher Education STEM Courses, Texas State University Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $8000. (Funded: January 2021 - December 2022). Grant.
  • Miller, Cindy Faith (Principal), Martin, Carole L. (Co-Principal). University-School Partnership Workshop: Promoting Gender Equity in Elementary Schools, Arizona State University Inequality in the Social Sciences Program, Arizona State University, $12172. (Funded: June 21, 2018 - June 22, 2018). Grant.
  • Miller, Cindy Faith (Principal), Wheeler, Lorey (Co-Principal), Reisslein, Martin (Co-Principal). Equity in Engineering: Understanding and Promoting All Elementary School Children’s Knowledge of and Motivation to Engage in Engineering, National Science Foundation, Federal, $919465. (Funded: September 2016 - August 2020). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

University Survey Committee
Tenure and Promotion PPS Revision Committee
October 2023-Present
School Psychology Interim Practicum Coordinator
July 2023-Present
Editorial Review Board Member
Psychology in the Schools
March 2023-Present
Graduate Advisor
October 2020-Present