Interdisciplinary PhD in Mathematics and Science Education

Dr. L. Diane Miller
Mathematical SciencesMiller

Phone: (615) 898-5472
Fax: (615) 904-8263
Office Location:
Honors Building 230

Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia, Mathematics Education, 1986
Ed.S., Arkansas State University, Curriculum and Instruction, 1981
M.S., Memphis State University, Mathematical Sciences, 1977
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Mathematics Education, 1973

Writing to learn and problem-based learning.


  • Miller, L.D. & Saunders, S.R. (Eds.). (2008).  Proceedings of the US-SINO workshop on mathematics and science education: Common priorities that promote collaborative research. Publications & Graphics, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
  • Miller, L. D. (2007).  A historical perspective of the evolution of school mathematics curriculum in the United States of America, 1900-2006.  Journal of Northwest Normal University (Natural Science), 43 (2), 105-109.
  • Aspinwall, L. & Miller, L.D. (2001).  Diagnosing conflict factors in calculus through students’ writings: One teacher’s reflections.  Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 20, 89-107.
  • Aspinwall, L. & Miller, L.D. (1997).  Students’ positive reliance on writing as a process to learn first semester calculus.  Journal of Instructional Psychology,  24 (4), 253-261.
  • Mitchell, C.E. & Miller, L.D. (1995).  Tech Prep academics:  Using real life connections to develop scientific and mathematical literacy.  School Science and Mathematics, 95 (8), 417-422.
  • Miller, L.D. & Mitchell, C.E. (1995).  Meaningful contexts, constructivism, and the teaching of mixed-number fractions.  Texas Mathematics Teacher, XLII (1), 6-10.
  • Mitchell, C.E., Miller, L.D., & Paine, G. (1995).  Scientific methodology and elementary school mathematics.  School Science and Mathematics, 95 (5), 260-263.
  • Miller, L.D. & Mitchell, C.E. (1995).  Using quality control activities to develop scientific and mathematical literacy.  School Science and Mathematics, 95 (2), 58-60.
  • Appointed as a member of MTSU Honors Faculty, Spring Semester 2011
  • Appointed as a member of MTSU Doctoral Faculty, Fall Semester 2010
  • Finalist for King-Hampton Award, Middle Tennessee State University, in recognition of advancing women in higher education, Spring Semester 2010
  • 2010-present - Advisory Board, Tennessee Financial Education for College Access & Success Grant, Tennessee Department of Education
  • 2009 - Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, December
  • 2002-2004 - Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning, Assessment, and Instruction in Mathematics, Consultant
  • 2002 - Appalachia Eisenhower Regional Consortium, Region VI, Team Leader
  • 2000 - Member, Task Force for Asynchronous On-Line Teaching & Learning, Tennessee Board of Regents
  • Selected to attend Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, 1999.  (A committee reviewed applications from MTSU faculty members.)
  • 1999 - Chair, Tennessee Board of Regents Employee Giving Campaign, MTSU Campus
  • 1998-present - Reviewer for Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, NCTM