Katie Miller, Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant Professor; Associate Director, Core Writing Program
Katie Miller
She, her, hers


Katie Miller is a Teaching Assistant Professor of English and the Associate Director of the Core Writing Program. She teaches courses ranging from first-year writing to upper division English courses for majors and non-majors. In all her teaching, Miller aims to help students not only improve their written products, but cultivate habits of mind necessary to effectively tackle the various academic reading, thinking, speaking and writing challenges students will encounter throughout the undergraduate core curriculum at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her research focuses on writing assessment, developmental writing, and pedagogical uses of pop culture in writing courses. Miller is the David Heston Fenimore Distinguished Teaching Fellow of English.

Courses taught

  • Core Writing: ENG 101 and ENG 102
  • ENG 301 (Understanding Arguments), ENG 321 (Expository Writing), ENG 400 (Special Topics: Fanfiction)

Selected publications 

Miller, Katrina. Review of Re/Orienting Writing Studies: Queer Methods, Queer People, edited by William P. Banks, Matthew B. Cox, and Caroline Dadas. Composition Studies, vol 48, no. 1. 2020. pp 136-140.

Miller, Katrina, Bryna Siegel Finer, and Emily Wender. "Legislating First-Year Writing Placement: Implications for Pennsylvania and Across the Country.” Journal of Writing Assessment, vol. 10, no. 1. 2017.

Miller, Katrina. “Slow Striking: A New Faculty Member’s Reflection.” Works & Days, vol. 69, no. 25. 2017, pp. 121-125. 

Miller, Katrina. “Review Essay: Thinking Ecologically and Ethically about Assessment.” Rev. of Very Like A Whale, by Edward M. White, Norbert Elliot, and Irvin Peckham; Assessing the Teaching of Writing, ed. Amy E. Dayton; and Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies, by Asao B. Inoue. WPA: Writing Program Administration, vol. 40, no. 1. 2016, pp. 166-180.

Goodwin, Phillip, Katrina Miller, and Catherine Chaput. “Accountable to Whom?: The Rhetorical Circulation of Neoliberalism and the Discourse on Higher Education.” Rhetoric in Neoliberalism, edited Kim Hong Nguyen, Palgrave Macmillian, 2016, pp. 15-37. 

Miller, Katrina. “Working Against Racism.” Rev. Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies by Asao Inoue. Journal of Writing Assessment Reading List. 12 Jan. 2016.

Miller, Katrina. Rev. of Assessing the Teaching of Writing: Twenty-First Century Trends and Technologies, ed. by Amy E. Dayton. Assessing Writing, vol. 26, 2015, pp. 80-81.

“The Mt. Oread Manifesto on Rhetorical Education.”* Rhetoric Society Quarterly, vol. 44, no. 1, 2014, pp. 1-5. (*cited in publication as contributor)

Miller, Katrina. “What Will They Call You? Rhetorically Listening to Lesbian Maternal Narratives.” International Journal of Listening, vol. 26, no. 3, 2012, pp. 134-45.


  • Ph.D., English (Rhetoric and Composition), University of Nevada, Reno, 2016
  • M.A., English (Composition), Sacramento State University, 2010
  • B.A., English, Sacramento State University, 2007