Dr. Bridget Miller

Associate Professor

Teacher Education

University of South Carolina

Current Position and Duties

Bridget Miller holds the role of Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina. Previously, she served as the Director of the STEM Education Doctorate in Innovation and Practice from 2020 to 2023 and functioned as the program coordinator for the undergraduate Early Childhood Program. Dr. Miller specializes in teaching undergraduate and graduate integrated STEM courses, along with instructing pre-service teachers in science methods within the College of Education. Her research focuses on making STEM accessible for individuals with disabilities as well as supporting pre-service and in service early childhood science educators.

Recent Accomplishments

Dr. Miller has been selected as the incoming Co-Editor of Innovations in Science Teacher Education (ISTE), published by the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE). Since 2021, she has held the position of Co-Editor for School Science and Mathematics, published by Wiley for the School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA). Since serving as Co-Editor SSM obtained its first impact factor, and the development a section of the Journal titled Innovation to Practice, aimed towards practitioners. 

Service to SSMA and other professional organizations

Dr. Miller serves as the Co-Chair of the Early Career Research Award (ECRA) committee for the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Science Teacher Education (JSTE) by ASTE. Additionally, she has been an ad hoc member of the SSMA publications committee and an ex-facto member for the SSMA Board of Directors since 2001. Dr. Miller actively participates in SSMA, ASTE, and NARST, contributing as a mentor, reviewer, and session moderator at annual conferences.

Your vision for SSMA

My vision for SSMA revolves around advancing its mission as an inclusive organization that unites educators and researchers to elevate science, mathematics, and integrated STEM education while bridging the gap between research and practical application. SSMA's distinctive emphasis on mentoring new scholars and educators stands as a pivotal aspect. I believe SSMA should explore novel methods to attract diverse members through robust mentorship programs, fostering an environment that welcomes collaboration among members, and promotes innovative ideas and practices.