Personnel Profile

Dr. Richard Miller, Professor - Psychology

Dr. Richard Miller

Northwestern University, 1975

Before TAMUK:

Served as Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK). Taught at Georgetown University, & University of Cologne, Germany. Served as the Director of the Community Learning Centre at the Colegio Internacional de  Baleares in Mallorca, Spain. Served as Director of applied behavioral science research projects for the Human Resources Research Organization in Heidelberg, Germany. Recipient of three national teaching awards including the CASE U. S. Professor of the Year.


  • Has published articles in:
    • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
    • Teaching of Psychology
    • Public Opinion Quarterly
    • Personality and Individual Differences
    • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
    • Leadership and Organizational Development
    • Human Relations
    • Journal of Personality
  • Has contributed chapters on
    • social psychology
    • cross-cultural psychology
    • research ethics
    • teaching methods
    • community psychology
    • student engagement
    • leadership and organizational behavior
    • academic advising to scholarly books.
  • Has edited books on
    • social  comparison processes
    • undergraduate research
    • student engagement
    • academic advising.
  • Serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s e-book series.

Research interests:

  • social influence
  • interpersonal attraction
  • social comparison processes
  • cross-cultural psychology
  • environmental psychology
  • organizational behavior
  • the scholarship of teaching  and learning.

Courses taught at TAMUK:

  • Social Psychology
  • Human Development
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Personnel & Industrial Psychology

Family Information:

Dr. Miller and his wife Jeanne, who recently retired as the Director of Assessment at UNK, have two grandchildren: Owen (12) and Anton (10), and a cat named Dido.  They spend their summers sailing in the Eastern Mediterranean, and on the island of Mallorca, Spain where Dr. Miller directs a summer camp for children, ages 3 – 14.

Contact Information

Department of Psychology & Sociology
Manning 156
MSC 177 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361-593-4181
Personal Website:

This page was last updated on: September 19, 2018