Kerry Miller, PhD

Education and Child DevelopmentKerry Miller, PhD
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985605 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5605

Phone: 402-559-5764

Professional Summary

Kerry Miller, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education and Child Development at the Munroe-Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She obtained degrees in communication disorders and special education, with an emphasis in early childhood, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Miller is a developmental specialist for Nebraska’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) follow up team (Developmental TIPS) and a program evaluator for several statewide home visitation and early childhood programs.  Her primary interests include developmental and family outcomes for NICU graduates and their parents, early childhood executive function skill development, quality home visitation practices, and outcomes for children and families receiving Part C early intervention services. Dr. Miller has extensive experience in working with infants and toddlers who are medically fragile, family-centered practices, typical/atypical child development, quality home visit practices, and early childhood development assessment practices. She is the current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Act Early Ambassador to Nebraska. In this role, her work involves expanding the reach of the “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program and supporting work toward improving the early identification of developmental delays and disabilities.

Specialty Certifications

Certified Special Education Teacher, State of Nebraska - Endorsement: Early Childhood Inclusive (Birth to Kindergarten)


Ph. D., University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, 1998
BS, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, 1996

Courses Taught

UNL Special Education 863: Medically Fragile Infants and Toddlers

Research Interests and Projects

Selected Publications (within the last 5 years)

Professional Affiliations