Brian Miller, Ph.D.
Phone: (217) 377-6055
Research interests: Cognitive development, science education, conceptual change, classroom discourse, argumentation, reading in content areas, and multimedia learning.
Dr. Brian Miller is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Psychological Studies in Education at Temple University. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where he studied with Dr. Richard C. Anderson and worked at the Center for the Study of Reading on the Collaborative Reasoning Project. Brian is interested in argumentation and other forms of classroom discourse and how different types of discourse create a social context for learning. Brian is also interested in how cognitive, affective, social, and motivational factors work together to influence children’s conceptual growth particularly for science education. His current research project investigates how instruction in interpreting diagrams can help middle school students to learn science content and develop cognitive skills.