Mark Miller portrait

Cohort: 2021

Advisor(s):

Roderick Carey

Specialization(s):

Middle Childhood & Adolescence & School Counseling

Research Interest(s)

culturally responsive approaches in schools & local mental health agencies, social-emotional and moral development for youth at-risk

Mark Miller

Mark is currently a Ph.D. Candidate for Human Development & Family Sciences at the University of Delaware’s College of Education & Human Development and a Graduate Assistant with the Delaware-Positive Behavior Supports Project within the Center for Disabilities Studies. Prior to coming to the University of Delaware, Mark worked as an Elementary & Middle School Counselor in Philadelphia for 3 years & in Raleigh for 1 year. Along with this, Mark also worked part-time as a Child & Adolescent Mental Health Professional for 4 ½ years at The Center for Autism in Philadelphia. His research interests broadly focus on how culturally responsive approaches in schools & local mental health agencies can support the social-emotional and moral development for youth at-risk or involved with Alternative Education Settings & the Juvenile Justice system.

Research Project Experience

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Mental Health in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, (May 2016-May 2017)
    • Assisted with administering the Mullen Scales of Early Learning and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) assessments for children between 3-5 years old participating in the Maximizing the Outcomes for Children with Autism (MOCA) research study
    • Scored, and analyzed the Adaptive Behavior Assessment System, Social Skills Improvement System and Social Communication questionnaire within SPSS
    • Coded the Developmental Play Assessment videos and conducted treatment interviews with parents to learn more about their child’s services and providers
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, Dr. Kurtz’s Psychological Assessment Lab at Villanova University (September 2013-May 2014)
    • Assisted supporting a study that evaluated critical thinking skills of upperclassmen students vs. lowerclassmen students in college
    • Administered the Shipley 2 and Watson-Glaser intelligence tests to study participants
    • Scored, coded, and analyzed a variety of psychological tests, including the PAI and the NEO-PI-R, into the SPSS software

Professional Experience

  • Graduate Assistant, DE-PBS Project at the Center for Disabilities Studies, University of Delaware (July 2021-Present)
  • K-5 School Counselor, Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC (July 2020-June 2021)
  • K-8 School Counselor, School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (August 2017-June 2020)
  • The Center for Autism, Philadelphia, PA (December 2015-June 2020)
    • Mental Health Professional for the Social Competency & Saturday Program (June 2019-June 2020)
    • Per-Diem Intake Therapist (June 2019-June 2020)
    • Outpatient Therapist (June 2019-December 2019)
    • Clinical Support Specialist Supervisor for the Saturday Program (September 2017-June 2019)
    • Mental Health Professional for the Social Competency Program (December 2015-August 2017)
  • Developmental Enrichment Instructor, Discovery Charter School, Philadelphia, PA (September 2016-June 2017)
  • School Based-Therapeutic Staff Support, Dunbar Community Counseling Services, Philadelphia, PA (October 2015-May 2016)
  • Assistant Bunk Counselor, Camp Pegasus-Child & Family Art Therapy Center, Bryn Mawr, PA (June 2015-August 2015)

Professional Licenses & Certifications

  • Specialist Certificate in Grief & Loss Counseling, American School Counselor Association
  • Specialist Certificate in School Counselor Leadership, American School Counselor Association
  • PreK-12 School Counselor Certification, Pennsylvania & North Carolina
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Board of Certified Counselors
  • National Certified School Counselor (NCSC), National Board of Certified Counselors
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), Evergreen Certifications

Honors & Awards

  • Doctoral Fellowship Award, Department of Human Development & Family Sciences at the University of Delaware (August 2021)
  • 2021 National Certified School Counselor Award, National Board of Certified Counselors (June 2021)
  • Dean’s Honor List, Villanova University (Fall 2014 & Spring 2015)

Past Education

  • Graduate Certificate in Education (GradCert) in Teacher Leadership, Villanova University, Villanova, PA (2020)
  • Masters of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) in School & Mental Health Counseling, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (2017)
  • Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology & Interpersonal Communication, Villanova University, Villanova, PA (2015)