Vanessa Miller

Assistant Professor

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
ED 4220
(812) 856-8359

About Me

Vanessa Miller (she/her) specializes in education law (K-12 and higher education). She is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work focuses on race and the law, school and university police, school crime and safety, prison education, and the role of the courts in education law and policy. She is particularly interested in the experiences of Latina students impacted by the school-prison nexus and the broader criminal legal system.

Dr. Miller earned her J.D. from Penn State Law and Ph.D. in higher education from the Pennsylvania State University, where she was awarded the Dr. Macia Clarke-Yapi Dissertation Memorial Award for having the highest quality dissertation relating to educational equity. Prior to joining the faculty at Indiana University, Dr. Miller was the inaugural Postdoctoral Associate at the Race and Crime Center for Justice at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and worked at an education law firm in California.

Her recent work appears in the Missouri Law Review, Journal of Law and Education, Washington & Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Rutgers Race & Law Review, and the American Journal of Education Forum.

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