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Newton Miller, Ph.D.


Capella University, Doctor of Philosophy, Education

Ashford University, Master of Business Administration, Marketing

York College, Master of Education

Cheyney University, Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics




Urban Education

Serving At-Potential Learners



Dr. Newton Miller has been committed to the education arena since 1995 when he converted non-traditionally from the ranks of the engineering field. His research interest lies within educating at-potential populations. More specifically, the systemic thinking which promotes equitable access to achievement, effective school cultures, and facilitation of programming and instruction resulting in the educational success of at-potential populations.

Dr. Miller currently serves as the Director of the Education Studies and Educator Preparation programs at the University of Arizona Global Campus. Some of his contributions to the world of education have been lauded by honors like the Impact Award from the Urban League 2018; Provost Award for Outstanding Faculty, from Ashford University, 2014 and the Excellence in Teaching Award from York College, 2012. He is the author of “Why Some Seeds Don’t Grow” a book that sheds light on high impact principles needed to enhance the educating, mentoring, and parenting of urban youth.

Dr. Miller believes educators are meant to facilitate the thinking that changes the world; thus, his mantra is: Educate … Motivate … Help Them Grow!

Fun Fact: Dr. Miller’s dream job was as a Structural Engineer until he stood in front of a classroom of knowledge-hungry, inner-city students. It was at that moment he knew his true purpose and career path was to be an educator.

Newton Miller, Ph.D.

Director of Education Studies, University of Arizona Global Campus, and Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Leadership Faculty

Wake Forest University