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Dalton Miller-Jones, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Developmental Psychology

Department of Psychology
317 Cramer Hall
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland,OR 97207-0751
phone (503) 725-5250
fax (503) 725-3904
millerjonesd@pdx.edu

Biography
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Biography

Dalton Miller-Jones received his master's in Experimental Psychology from Tufts University in 1965 and doctorate in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University in 1973. Miller-Jones has taught at Cornell where he helped establish the Africana Studies and Research Center. In addition he has taught at the University of Massachusetts, and Williams College. He moved to the City University of New York's Graduate School in 1984 where he subsequently served as Deputy Executive Officer for the Ph.D. program in Psychology and as Head of the Developmental Psychology subprogram. He has been a Professor of Psychology at Portland State University since 1991, where he also served as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs for three years.

Dalton's research is on the impact of culture on development and learning and reasoning, especially for African American children. He has studied reading acquisition and teacher's attitudes and responses to speakers of Black English during reading instruction. He is beginning work in the area of identity and learning with special emphasis on mathematics and science.