National Association of School Psychologists Honors Duquesne Administrator
Dr. Jeff Miller, associate academic vice president of administration at Duquesne University, received a Presidential Citation for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of School Psychology from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Miller received the award on Feb. 20 from NASP President Phil Lazarus.
Miller earned the award for his work on the Specialty Petition to the Commission on the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology. For this project, he headed a team of nationally recognized school psychologists that worked for more than a year to prepare the petition, which is currently under national public review. This petition is used to reauthorize the term "school psychology" as a specialty of professional psychology.
Miller, who also serves as professor of education and associate provost, is a board-certified school psychologist and American Psychological Association Fellow.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.