Dr. Katie Martin Miller received both a bachelor’s degree in childhood education and special education and a master’s degree in childhood special education from Daemen College.
After graduating, Miller moved to Kissimmee, Fla., and began her teaching career in Osceola County, where she taught general education and K-3 special education. She also worked with students of diverse backgrounds who were English language learners. Following her passion to work with students with disabilities, she received a doctorate in exceptional student education from the University of Central Florida.
“The mentoring I received at Daemen from professors like Dr. Bruce Shields was invaluable,” said Miller. “The faculty and lessons learned in the education program truly shaped my educational philosophy on inclusion, and with support and guidance from Daemen faculty, I became an advocate for students with disabilities and their families.”
Miller enjoyed the variety of field placements and experiences she received at Daemen, including working at the Thomas Reynolds Center for Special Education. She also developed lifelong friendships with her fellow students in the program.
Miller is currently an assistant professor in Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Exceptional Student Education, where she teaches courses in assistive technology, reading for special education, and methods of special education. Her research focuses on examining evidence based interventions infusing technology to increase academic performance for students with disabilities.
In her spare time, Miller enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, Kevin, daughter, Caralyn, and pet dog, Holly. She continues to cheer for her Buffalo sports teams and makes frequent visits to the Western New York area during the summer months.