Kathleen Miller

Kathy Miller
Working Title
Academic Programs Director, Assistant Teaching Professor
People Type
121 Middlebush Hall

Kathleen Miller is the Director of Academic Programs and Assistant Teaching Professor in the Truman School of Public Affairs. For 15 years, she served as the Program Director for the Rural Policy Research Institute, a research institute focused on the design and impact of public policy on rural people and places. Her research interests are in the areas of rural economic development and rural poverty. S She holds an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Penn State University.

Courses Taught

Research Methods

Economic Analysis

Regional and Economic Development Policy

Selected Publications

Weber, Bruce, J. Matthew Fannin, Kathleen Miller and Stephan Goetz. 2018. Intergenerational Mobility of Lowincome Youth in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan America: A Spatial Analysis.”  Regional Science Policy and Practice, 10(2): 87-101.

Weber, Bruce A. and Kathleen Miller (2017). “Poverty in Rural America: Then and Now.” Chapter 2 in Rural Poverty in the United States, edited by Ann R. Tickamyer, Jennifer Sherman, and Jennifer Warlick.  Columbia University Press.

County Level Resilience and Vulnerability Index
Kathleen K. Miller, Brian Dabson

How Should We Define and Measure Community Resilience?