Department of Psychology and Sociology

Faculty & Staff

Richard Miller

Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1975

Before TAMUK:

Served as Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska at Kearney. 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 four national teaching awards including the CASE/Carnegie Foundation U. S. Professor of the Year and the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Teaching Award.


  • 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 ten books including ones on
    • social comparison processes
    • undergraduate research
    • student engagement
    • academic advising
    • the history of psychological sub-disciplines
    • laboratory exercises for high school psychology courses

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

Personal Information:

Dr. Miller and his wife Jeanne, who formerly worked as the Director of Assessment at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, have two grandchildren: Owen (17) and Anton (16), They spend their summers with the grandchildren, sailing in the Eastern Mediterranean, and on the island of Mallorca, Spain where Dr. Miller directed a summer camp for children for 31 years.

Contact information

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

Richard Miller