Annie Miller, PhD

Associate Dean, Student Success and Strategic Initiative

Assistant Professor, Clinical Teaching Track


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Office Hours: By appointment




Annie Miller serves as the Associate Dean, at the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs. She is also an Assistant Professor, Clinical Teaching Track, was the Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration faculty program director, and leads Collaborative Management Consulting LLC. She is an active board member at the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking and the co-PI for the Colorado Project to Comprehensively Combat Human Trafficking. Formerly, she was an Assistant Professor at Washburn University, a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Denver in the International Disaster Psychology Department and served as Co-Founding Director of the Colorado Resilience Collaborative.

Her scholarship focuses on the effectiveness of networks and collaborations seeking to combat human trafficking and prevent targeted violence. She leads efforts aimed at improving nonprofit management and increasing capacity across networks and systems to end wicked problems. Her research and community-based efforts focus on supporting communities to reduce hate, discrimination, bias and identity-based violence by enhancing protective factors locally and globally. Dr. Miller holds master's degrees in Higher Education Administration and Political Science, and a doctorate in Public Affairs from the University of Colorado Denver. She was born and raised in southwest Colorado and was a high school football, swimming, and youth soccer coach, whitewater raft guide, and beertender at a local Denver brewery.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Affairs
University of Colorado Denver

Master of Science in Higher Education Administration
Miami University

Master of Arts in Political Science
University of Colorado Boulder

Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sports Coaching
Colorado State University

School of Public Affairs

CU Denver

Lawrence Street Center

1380 Lawrence Street


Denver, CO 80204


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