Kari Knutson Miller, Ph.D.

Kari Knutson Miller, Ph.D.

Office:  EC 524
Telephone:  (657) 278-7511
Email:   kkmiller@fullerton.edu

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Courses taught:

CAS 101 - Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development 

CAS 325B - Age 9 through Adolescence 

CAS 394/394L – Practicum Seminar in Child and Adolescent Development

CAS 474/474L – Practicum Seminar in School Settings

CAS 494/494L – Practicum Seminar in Family and Community Contexts

CAS 490T – Senior Seminar (Motivation and Cognition, Working for Change)



Dr. Kari Knutson Miller (Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Arizona State University; M.S. and B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison;) is a Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Studies at California State University, Fullerton. She teaches courses focused on leadership, advocacy, and professional development. Dr. Knutson Miller’s scholarship emphasizes student success and engagement in transformational learning experiences including student/faculty research collaborations, internships and service-learning, and study abroad and away programs.

In addition to her faculty position, Dr. Knutson Miller has served in diverse administrative and leadership roles at Cal State Fullerton including Chair of the Department of Child and Adolescent Studies; Chair of Planning, Resource and Budget and Strategic Plan Steering Committees; Academic Senator; Dean of University Extended Education; Associate Vice President for International Programs & Global Engagement; Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs; and Special Assistant/Strategic Initiatives.

Dr. Knutson Miller was named a Distinguished Faculty Member/Faculty Marshal for the College of Health and Human Development and received the Academic Senate’s Faculty Leadership in Collegial Governance award. She led work and collaborations resulting in an Institute of International Education Seal of Excellence and the AASCU Excellence and Innovation in International Education award. She has received Outstanding Faculty Recognition-Teacher/Scholars, Outstanding Faculty Recognition-Service to Students, and Outstanding Service-Learning Instructor honors. She is a member of the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC) Advisory Board and Diversity Abroad Advisory Council.