New Associate Academic Vice President Named at Duquesne University
Dr. Jeffrey A. Miller, associate dean for graduate studies and research in Duquesne University’s School of Education, has been selected as associate provost/associate academic vice president, replacing Dr. Daniel Donnelly, who is leaving the University for a position at Aquinas College.
“I’m looking forward to working with Jeff; he comes with a lot of experience in the School of Education as associate dean,” said Provost Ralph L. Pearson. “He has worked there on budgets and the myriad of responsibilities as associate dean. He is an outstanding teacher and an experienced researcher, and brings great experience and capabilities, skills and talents to this position.”
Miller, also a professor in the Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education, is a licensed psychologist and is board certified in school psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Recipient of the Eugene P. Beard Award for Leadership in Ethics in 2010, Miller has been on faculty at Duquesne since 1998. He was named a Duquesne Academic Leadership Program Fellow and a fellow of the American Psychological Association. He also has been recognized with the American Board of Professional Psychology Distinguished Service Award, the Duquesne University Presidential Scholarship Award, the American Academy of School Psychology Distinguished Service Award and the Duquesne University Creative Teaching Award. He has directed research and taught classes in psychological testing and child neuropsychology, and currently is researching memory interventions for children.
“I have been fortunate to work closely with Dan on several major initiatives since becoming associate dean,” Miller said. “I have found him to be a great mentor and through our collaboration he has prepared me for the challenges and opportunities to come as associate provost/associate academic vice president. I look forward to serving Duquesne University in this new capacity.”
Donnelly, who served as director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education before being named associate academic vice president, has been with Duquesne for 15 years. For family reasons, he is relocating to Nashville and will serve as director of the bachelor of business administration program at Aquinas College.
“Duquesne is a great place to work,” Donnelly said. “It has a special spirit about it, and I have learned a great deal that I can hopefully apply in my next job.”
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.