Meet the Staff: Kelly Miller, Associate Dean for Learning & Research Services

kellyMiller_300x420The University of Miami Libraries (UML) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Miller as the Associate Dean for Learning and Research Services. In this role, Kelly will supervise and provide strategic leadership and direction for UML’s education and outreach initiatives, such as the transformation of the Otto G. Richter Library’s Information Commons into an academically engaged Learning Commons. In addition to the Richter Library, she will oversee learning and research services at UM’s architecture, business, music, and marine and atmospheric science libraries.

Kelly joins UML from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she served as head of the College Library and director of teaching and learning services. She is widely recognized for her transformation of library services in support of education and is a frequently invited speaker on the topic of developing innovative spaces that expand opportunities for learning and research in the digital age.

Kelly’s passion for research, teaching, and learning stems from her background as a humanist and scholar. She holds both a master’s and doctoral degree in Slavic languages and literature from the University of Michigan. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Academic Libraries at the University of Virginia and a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) in St. Petersburg, Russia. She has taught at Michigan, Dickinson College, the University of Virginia, and UCLA. Kelly received a B.A. (summa cum laude) in Russian and English from Stetson University.

With Kelly’s recent appointment, UML looks forward to announcing many new and exciting developments for our libraries.