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Rebecca Miller

Rebecca Miller
Senior Director of Community Relations
Grover Center W129D Athens, OH 45701


  • MPA, Public Administration, Ohio University, 2013
  • BS, Human and Consumer Sciences, Ohio University, 1999

Research/Professional Interests

  • Creating positive and reciprocally beneficial partnerships between students and community partners
  • Commitment to education through service along the life span
  • Deep investment in local community issues
  • Advocacy for underserved populations with emphasis on child maltreatment
  • Non-profit and community based organization engagement and management 


  • Hartman, S.L., Stotts, J., Ottley, J.R., & Miller, R. (2016). School-Community Partnerships in Rural Settings: Facilitating Positive Outcomes for Young Children Who Experience Maltreatment.  Early Childhood Education Journal.  


  • Victims of Crime Act (VOCA): $250,000, 2013-2016
  • National Children’s Alliance: $27,000, 2013-2016
  • Athens Foundation: $10,000, 2003-2013
  • Jewelers for Children: $10,000, 2004

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding MPA Student Award, 2013
  • Outstanding Alumni Nomination: College of Health & Human Services 25th  Anniversary 

University/Professional Service

  • Instructor, Department of Social and Public Health, Family Studies: CFS 3920: Family Studies Field Placement, 75-hour practicum in human service organizations in the Athens community
  • Founding member and chair of Athens HOPE: Halting Opioid through Prevention and Education
  • Member, Ohio University Opioid Taskforce
  • Member, CHSP Diversity & Inclusion Committee  
  • Member, Hocking Prison Repurposing Committee  
  • CHSP representative for the OHIO Center for Community Engagement advisory board
  • Member, Civic Selection Committee for the Children’s Defense Fund Ohio
  • Member, Individual Health & Wellness Committee, Athens County Foundation
  • Trained in the Art of Hosting
  • Member, Child Conservation League of Athens
  • Chair, Grant Review Committee, Child Conservation League
  • Graduate: Leadership Athens County