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Kara Lise Miller
Kara Lise Miller

Executive Assistant to the Dean

Work History

I started working at PSU in 2014 as a student worker in both the CLAS Dean's Office and the Psychology Department. In 2015 I started in Psychology as a full-time Office Specialist. I worked in a wide variety of areas in this role such as departmental budgeting, undergraduate class scheduling, and Promotion & Tenure for Psychology department faculty. 

Professional Focus

I have experience working in higher education at Portland State University for the last 5 years and I thrive working in a fast-paced academic environment. I enjoy interacting with students, faculty, and other staff. I am very organized, detail-oriented and customer service driven. I enjoy solving problems and helping other people solve problems as well.

Personal Interests

My favorite outside of work activity is reading, and you can always find me with a book in my bag. I have two dogs that I spoil, Cassidy and Nyssa, and my husband and I enjoy hiking with them. I am an avid professional football fan, and I enjoy researching new places to travel and spending time with family and friends.


I am working on getting my B.S. in Psychology with a Criminal Justice Minor, and I am taking credits as my time allows while I am working at Portland State.