Hannah Miller is a new faculty member in the Education Department at Johnson State College. Before returning to the United States to pursue her academic career in 2009, Hannah lived in China, where she taught science in formal elementary and secondary settings, and also English as a foreign language. During her time in China, Hannah became interested in environmental education, which she has maintained as an academic pursuit throughout her career. Her dissertation used the agency/structure dialectic to examine how undergraduates envision the process of social change for sustainability and how they enact agency in local contexts to make the change they want to see in their own lives, their communities, and the world.
Currently, Hannah teaches Perspectives on Learning, Elementary Science and Social Studies Methods, and Technology for Integrated Instruction. Although undergraduate teaching is Hannah’s primary passion, she also maintains research interests in the scholarship of social change in contexts of teacher education, K-12 teaching and learning, and sustainability and the environment. She works to understand how future teachers envision the process of social change in educational systems, and how they work to make change happen in their own teaching, their communities, and the world.
Hannah grew up in Decatur, Georgia near Atlanta. Hannah and her wife Lisa currently live in Morristown, VT. Hannah and Lisa are avid birders. When it is not migration season, they enjoy playing games, playing disc golf, playing instruments, and hiking in Vermont with their dog, Samwise.