Professional Bio

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, 2011-2013

Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, University of Denver, 2010

M.A. in Cognitive Psychology, University of Denver, 2006

B.A. in Psychology & Spanish, Murray State University, 2004

Publications

Spencer, M., Gilmour, A. F., Miller, A. C., Emerson, A. M., & Cutting, L. E. (in press). Understanding the influence of text complexity and question type on reading outcomes. Reading and Writing.

Peng, P., Namkung, J., Fuchs, L., Patton, S., Yen, L., Compton, D.L., Zhang, W. J., Miller, A. C., & Hamlett, C. (2016). A longitudinal study on predictors of early calculation development among young children with learning difficulties. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 152, 221-241.

Peng, P. & Miller, A. C. (2016). Does attention training work? A selective meta-analysis to explore the effects of attention training and moderators. Journal of Learning and Individual Differences, 45, 77-87. doi: 10.1016.jindif2015.11.012

Miller, A. C., Fuchs, D., Fuchs, L., Compton, D., Kearns, D. M., Zhang… Peterson, D. (2014). Behavioral attention: A longitudinal study of whether and how it influences the development of word reading and reading comprehension among at-risk readers. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness. 7, 232-249.

Miller, A. C., Davis, N., Gilbert, J., Cho, S. J., Toste, J., Street, J., & Cutting, L. E. (2014). Novel approaches to examine passage, question, and student effects on reading comprehension. Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 29, 25-35.

Compton, D., Miller, A. C., Elleman, A. M., Steacy, L. M. (2014). Have we forsaken reading theory in the name of “quick fix” interventions for children with reading disability? Scientific Studies of Reading, 1, 55-73.

Swett, K +, Miller, A. C.,+ Burns, S., Davis, N., & Cutting, L. E. (2013). Comprehending expository texts: The dynamic neurobiological correlates of building a coherent text representation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 853. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00853       

+ indicates two authors contributed equally to the publication

Miller, A. C., Keenan, J. K., Betjemann, R. S., Pennington, B., Willcutt, E., & Olson, R. K. (2013). Reading comprehension in children with ADHD: Examining the cognitive underpinnings of the centrality deficit, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 41, 473-483.

Miller, A. C., Toste, J., Fuchs, D., & Fuchs, L. (2013). Timely Support for Struggling Learners: RTI.  In R. Reutzel (Ed.), The Handbook of Research-Based Practice in Early Childhood Education. Guilford Press.

Compton, D.L., Miller, A. C., Gilbert, J. K. & Steacy, L. M. (2013). Using item response random-effects modeling techniques to explore the relations between reader and text characteristics in subtypes of poor comprehenders. In L. E. Cutting, B. Miller, & P. McCardle (Eds.), Unraveling the behavioral, neurobiological, & genetic components of reading comprehension. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing. 

Miller, A. C., & Keenan, J. M. (2011). Understanding the centrality deficit: Insight from foreign language learners. Memory and Cognition, 39, 873-883.

Priebe, S. J., Keenan, J. M., & Miller, A. C. (2011). How prior knowledge affects word identification and comprehension. Reading and Writing, 7, 581-586.

Miller, A. C. (2010) Chapter 8.12 'Psycholinguistics'. In McCabe, A. An Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies. London: Equinox.

Miller, A. C., & Keenan, J. M. (2009). How word reading skill impacts text memory: The centrality deficit and how domain knowledge can compensate.  Annals of Dyslexia, 59, 99-113

 

Selected Conference Presentations

* indicates Regis undergraduate student co-author

*Armendariz, M., & Miller, A. C. (2018, April). The relation between reading comprehension and verbal fluency in university students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

 *Bell, H. A., Dominguez, A., Miller, A. C., Watamura, S. (2018, April). Maternal depression’s effect on child joint attention and language skills. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

*Meyners, E., & Miller, A. C. (2018, April). The interaction of connectedness and well-being. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

 Miller, A. C., *Heronema, M., *Adam, E., *DeSousa, A., *Flesher, A., *Armendariz, M., *Simpson, A. (2017, July). Semantic fluency as a predictor of reading comprehension.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of the Scientific Study of Reading, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 Miller, A. C., Fuchs, D., Fuchs, L. S., Compton, D., Preacher, K., Peng, P., …Hamlett, C. (2015, July). Synergistic effects of a reading and math intervention.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of the Scientific Study of Reading, Kona, Hawaii.

 Miller, A. C., Burns, S., Rimrodt, S., Davis, N., Swett, K., & Cutting, L. E. (2013, July). The neurobiological correlates of processing central and peripheral ideas in expository text. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse, Valencia, Spain.

 Miller, A. C., Fuchs, D., Cho, E., Steacy, L. M., Patton, S., Zhang, W., Yen, L. (2013, July). Reading ability and picture naming: A look at phonological and semantic processing. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Hong Kong.

 Miller, A. C., Fuchs, D., Peng, P., Fuchs, L., Kearns, D., Compton, D. L., Elleman, A., Yen, L., Zhang, W., Patton, S. (2013, February). First grade reading and math: Exploring speeded and non-speeded instruction. Poster presented at the annual Pacific Coat Reading Conference, San Diego, California.

 Miller, A. C., Steacy, L. S., & Compton, D. L., (2012, July). Vocabulary skills and reading comprehension of children with early- versus late-emerging reading difficulty. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Montreal, Canada.

 Miller, A. C., *King, K., *Liggett, C., & Betjemann, R. S. (2012, July). To grasp an idea: The influence of embodied metaphors on cognitive processing. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Text and Discourse, Montreal, Canada.

 Miller, A. C., & Keenan, J. M. (2010, August). Comparing the coherence of foreign versus native language text representations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse, Chicago, IL.

 Miller, A. C., & Keenan, J. M., Willcutt, E. G. (2009, June). The influence of working memory on recall of central versus peripheral information. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Scientific Study of Reading, Boston, MA.

 Miller, A. C., & Keenan, J. M., Pennington, B. F., & Willcutt, E. G. (2009, April). Reading comprehension in children with ADHD: Understanding the centrality deficit. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

 Miller, A. C., & Keenan, J. M. (2008, July). Memory for text in children with ADHD: Evidence of a centrality deficit.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Asheville, NC.

 Miller, A. C., & Keenan, J. M. (2007, August). The compensatory role of prior knowledge: How topic knowledge can speed up reading rate in children with reading disability. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Nashville, TN. 

 Miller, A. C. & Keenan, J. M. (2006, July). The influence of prior knowledge and reading ability on memory for text.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Vancouver, CA.