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Counseling Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

Last Updated: September 2015

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Department of  Psychology                                                                                                                   


Associate Professor & Co-Director, Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education

Selected Publications

Miller, M. J., Lent, R. W., Lim, R. H., Hui, K., Martin, H. M., Jezzi, M. M., Bryan, N. A., Morrison, M. A., Smith, P. E., Watford, B., Wilkins, G., & Williams, K. (in press). Pursuing and adjusting to engineering majors: A qualitative study. Journal of Career Assessment.

Yang, M., Haydon, K.C., & Miller, M. J. (2013). Family intergenerational cultural conflict and social support in Asian and Asian American college student families. Asian American Journal of Psychology.

Hui, K., Lent, R. W., & Miller, M. J. (2013). Asian American college students’ academic and social domain functioning: Examining the interplay of social cognitive and cultural orientation variables. Journal of Career Assessment.

Ganginis, H., O’Brien, K. M., Mereish, E., & Miller, M. J. (2013). Planning for Career and Family: An Instrument Development Study. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60, 462-470.

Lent, R. W., Miller, M. J., Smith, P. E., B. A. Watford, Lim, R. H., Hui, K., Morrison, M. A., Wilkins, G., & Williams, K. (2013). Social cognitive predictors of adjustment to engineering majors across gender and race/ethnicity. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 83, 22-30.

Torres, L., Miller, M. J., & Moore, K. M. (2013). Factorial invariance of the Brief Symptom Inventory-18 (BSI-18) for adults of Mexican descent across nativity, language, and gender. Psychological Assessment, 25, 300-305.

Miller, M. J., Kim, J., Chen, G. A., & Alvarez, A. N. (2012). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis of the Asian American Racism-Related Stress Inventory. Assessment, 19, 53-64.


Miller, M.J., Yang, M., Farrell, J. A., & Lin, L. (2011). Racial and cultural factors impacting the mental health of Asian Americans. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 81, 489-497.

Miller, M. J., Yang, M., Hui, K., Choi, N., & Lim, R. H. (2011). Acculturation, enculturation, and Asian American college students’ mental health and attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 58, 346-358.

Miller, M. J., Kim, J., & Benet-Martínez, V. (2011). Validating the Riverside Acculturation Stress Index with Asian Americans. Psychological Assessment, 23, 300-310.

Miller, M. J., & Sendrowitz, K. (2011). Counseling psychology trainees’ social justice interest and commitment. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 58, 159-169.

Miller, M. J. (2010). Testing a bilinear domain-specific model of acculturation and enculturation across generational status. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 57, 179-186.

Pieterse, A. L., & Miller, M. J. (2010). Current considerations in the assessment of adults: A review and extension of culturally inclusive models. In. J. G. Ponterotto, J. M. Casas, L. A. Suzuki, & C. M. Alexander (Eds.), Handbook of multicultural counseling (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Miller, M. J., & Lim, R. (2010). The importance of acculturation and cultural values in counseling Asian American men. In W. Liu, M. H. Chae, & D. Iwamoto (Eds.), Culturally Responsive Counseling with Asian American Men (pp. 39-62). New York, NY: Routledge Press.

Miller, M. J., Sendrowitz, K., Connacher, C., Blanco, S., Muñiz de la Peña, C., Bernardi, S., & Morere, L. (2009). College students’ social justice interest and commitment: A social cognitive approach. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 56, 495-507.

Miller, M. J., & Lee, R. M. (2009). Factorial invariance of the Asian American Family Conflicts Scale across ethnicity, generational status, sex, and nationality. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 42, 179-196.

Miller, M. J., Sendrowitz, K., Brown, S. D., Thomas, J. H., & McDaniel, C. (2009). A confirmatory test of the factor structure of the short form of the Career Decision Self-Efficacy Scale. Journal of Career Assessment, 17, 507-519.

Miller, M. J., & Kerlow-Myers, A. E. (2009). A content analysis of acculturation research in the career development literature. Journal of Career Development, 35, 352-384.

Miller, M. J., & Sheu, H. (2008). Conceptual and measurement issues in multicultural psychology research. In S. D. Brown & R. W. Lent (Eds.), Handbook of Counseling Psychology (4th ed., pp. 103-120). New York: Wiley.

Miller, M. J. (2007). A bilinear multidimensional measurement model of Asian American acculturation and enculturation: Implications for counseling interventions. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 54, 118-131.

Miller, M. J., & Brown, S. D. (2005). Counseling for career choice: Implications for improving interventions and for working with diverse populations. In S. D. Brown & R. W. Lent (Eds.), Career development and counseling: Putting theory and research to work. New York: Wiley & Sons Inc.

Grant Support




Principal Investigator: R. W. Lent, Ph.D.

 “Broadening the Participation of Women and Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Minorities in STEM: A Meta-Analytic Lens on the Social Cognitive Interest, Choice and Persistence Hypotheses”

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

$296,174.00 total costs



Principal Investigator Sub Award

Principal Investigator Primary Award: Davinder K. Anand, Ph.D.

“STEM Program Efficacy”

Funding Agency: Naval Surface Warfare Center

$50,000.00 total costs (Sub Award)



Co- Investigator

Principal Investigator: L. R. Abts, Ph.D.

“Engineering Design Process Portfolio Scoring Rubric”

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

$799,886.00 total costs




Principal Investigator: Robert W. Lent, Ph.D.

“GSE/RES: A Longitudinal, Mixed-Method Test of a Social Cognitive Model of Women's Adjustment to STEM Majors:  Building an Empirical Foundation for Theory-Based Interventions”

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

$472,085.00 total costs

Contact Information

Office: 3234 Benjamin

Email: mmille27@umd.edu

Phone: 301.405.8446


PhD, Loyola University Chicago



Research Interests

My program of research examines the ways in which racial and cultural factors impact psychological processes and outcomes across a number of life domains. My research program consists primarily of four interrelated lines of inquiry: (1) the cultural and racial experiences of racially diverse populations, (2) the psychology of social justice engagement, (3) the career development of diverse populations, and (4) the measurement of multicultural psychological constructs. Please visit my webpage (link above) for a review of ongoing research. I am currently on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Counseling Psychology, Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, and the Asian American Journal of Psychology.