Educational Leadership

Lynne Miller

Professor Emerita of Educational Leadership
Lynne Miller


220/221 Bailey Hall

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 780-5300

Lynne Miller (B.A., University of Pennsylvania; MAT, Harvard University; Ed.D., University of Massachusetts; post-doctorate work at Northwestern University) is Co-Executive Director of the Southern Maine Partnership and professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Southern Maine. 

Lynne is Professor of Educational Leadership and Executive Director of the Southern Maine Partnership at the University of Southern Maine. Before joining the USM faculty in 1987, she held a variety of positions in public schools and universities, including: secondary English teacher and director of a public alternative high school in Philadelphia, Assistant Professor/Teacher Corps Instructor at the University of Massachusetts, de-segregation consultant in Boston, Assistant Principal and Associate Superintendent in South Bend, Indiana.

Lynne continues to attempt to do what Ted Sizer calls, "walking the fault line between theory and practice" as an engaged scholar and activist. She has written widely in the field of teacher development and school reform. In addition to authoring numerous articles, chapters and papers, she has completed six books with Ann Lieberman, the most recent of which are Teachers Caught in the Action (Teachers College Press,, 2001), and Teacher Leadership (Josey-Bass, 2004). Lynne is an active participant in local and national reform efforts. She was an original member of the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future and now serves on the Policy Advisory Board of the Promising School Project in Maine, sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She is currently engaged in connecting high school and college faculty in efforts to prepare more students for success in higher education.