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Inclusion and Equity Director Ryan Miller Receives National Dissertation of the Year Award

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image of Ryan MillerDr. Ryan A. Miller, director of the Office for Inclusion and Equity at UT Austin, has been honored with the 2016 Melvene D. Hardee Dissertation of the Year Award from NASPA.

This award is designed to encourage high quality research relevant to college student services administration and to student affairs. It recognizes outstanding dissertation research conducted by doctoral degree recipients presently in or intending to enter the student affairs profession. Miller was honored for his dissertation titled, “Intersections of Disability, Gender, and Sexuality in Higher Education: Exploring Students’ Social Identities and Campus Experiences.”

In the Office for Inclusion and Equity, Miller leads initiatives in the areas of equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, compliance and campus climate. He also co-leads the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement’s strategic planning and assessment efforts. His professional experience at three universities spans the areas of admissions, federal TRiO programs, institutional research, intergroup dialogue, LGBTQ affairs, student conduct and student development.

Miller and the other national award winners will be honored in March at the 2016 NASPA Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Ind. Visit this website for more details.