Roxanne Greitz Miller

Chapman University’s Dean of Attallah College Earns Coveted Impact Academy Fellowship through Deans for Impact

Chapman University’s Attallah College of Educational Studies Dean Roxanne Greitz Miller has been appointed an Impact Academy Fellow by the national nonprofit organization Deans for Impact (DFI). This recognition emphasizes Miller’s profound commitment to revolutionizing and enhancing teacher preparation, positioning her alongside a distinguished cohort of educational leaders who share the same dedication.

Teacher preparation programs grapple with intricate challenges in the pursuit of nurturing educators capable of delivering rigorous, equitable, and affirming learning experiences for all PK-12 students. The demand for visionary leaders, adept at strengthening and diversifying the education workforce has never been more imperative. In response, DFI’s Impact Academy fellowship has successfully empowered over 130 dean-level leaders to date, imparting them with the essential skills, knowledge, and strategies required to prioritize instructional excellence and establish more inclusive teaching and learning ecosystems.

Miller stands among the esteemed 24 leaders selected for the eighth cohort of the fellowship. These individuals preside over both traditional and non-traditional educator-preparation programs spanning 25 states and the District of Columbia. Collectively, these institutions annually shape the education of nearly 15,000 aspiring educators, 45% of whom identify as individuals of color.

“It is with great honor that I accept this recognition from Deans for Impact and join a prestigious cohort of leaders united by our shared commitment to elevating teacher preparation,” said Miller. “This fellowship not only validates my personal dedication but also underscores the collaborative endeavors of our Attallah College team. We are eager to continue propelling advancements within our field, with an unwavering focus on equity and educational quality.”

The fellowship participants inaugurated their journey with a comprehensive multi-day kickoff event held in Texas late in June. The subsequent months will feature ongoing learning sessions, personalized guidance from seasoned mentors, and peer consultations aimed at addressing real-time challenges in the educational landscape. The program culminates next June, when the cohort reconvenes in Texas to collectively present their experiences and accomplishments.


About Chapman University

Founded in 1861, Chapman University is a nationally ranked private university located in Southern California. Chapman is categorized by the Carnegie Classification as an R2 “high research activity” institution and offers personalized education to more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The campus has produced a Rhodes Scholar, been named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars, and hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society. Based in the city of Orange, Chapman also includes the Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine. In 2019, the university opened its 11th college, Fowler School of Engineering, in its newest facility, Keck Center for Science and Engineering. Learn more about Chapman University:

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