Michelle Miller


Entered the Program: 2019

Hometown: Bronx, NY

Current program: 

  • Ph.D., Human Development and Family Sciences

Previous Education:

  • M.A., Human Development and Family Sciences, 2021
  • B.A., Psychology, Fairfield University, 2019

Research Interests:

  • Socio-cultural factors that influence the development of immigrant children and their families

  • Culturally responsive intervention and evaluation research within school, community, and family contexts

Advising Committee:

  • Major Advisor: Dr. Annamaria Csizmadia

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

  • Miller, M., Halgunseth, L.C., Csizmadia, A., & Brenick, A. (2022). The role of participant immigrant background and gender in middle school youths’ responses to actual and hypothetical experiences of bias-based bullying. Journal of Genetic Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/00221325.2022.2095250
  • Miller, M., & Csizmadia, A. (2022). Applying the Family Stress Model to Parental Acculturative Stress and Latinx Youth Adjustment: A Review of the Literature. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 14(2), 275-293. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jftr.12448
  • Martinez, A., Villegas, L., Hassoun Ayoub, L., Jensen, E., & Miller, M. (2022). Restorative Justice and School-wide Transformation: Identifying Drivers of Implementation and System Change. Journal of School Violence, 1-16.
  • Shah, S., Choi, M., Miller, M., Halgunseth, L. C., Saskia D. M. van Schaik. S.D., & Brenick, A. (2021). Family and School Belongingness: Protective Factors for Immigrant Youth Against Bias-Based Bullying. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2021(177),199-217. https://doi.org/10.1002/cad.20410

    Presentations:

    • Miller, M., Ayoub, L.H., Martinez, A., & Vilegas, L. (December, 2022). Examining Students’ Perspectives on the Impacts of Restorative Circles in High Suspending Schools. Accepted Poster, SRCD Special Topics: Construction of the ‘Other’
    • Sullivan, A., Mendoza E., Halgunseth, L. C., Miller, M., Brenick, A., Donohue, E., & Zhang, Y. (December, 2020). Bullying Experiences of Children of Immigrants. Accepted Poster, SRCD Special Topics: Construction of the ‘Other’
    • Benito-Gomez, M., Halgunseth, L. C., & Miller, M. (December, 2022). Mexican Immigrant Mothers’ Childrearing Beliefs and Socialization Strategies. Accepted Poster, SRCD Special Topics: Construction of the ‘Other’
    • Villegas, L., & Miller M. (October, 2020). A Randomized Controlled Trial of Participatory Peace Circles: Impact Evaluation. To be presented virtually at the American Evaluation Association How Will you Shine Your Light? Evaluation Conference