Michael Mills

Department Chair & Associate Professor


Mashburn 105

(501) 852-2695

Curriculum Vitae

Educational Background

Ed.D., Educational Leadership, 2000, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR,  Dissertation: The Historical Basis and Current Legal Status of Educating Language-Minority Students in the United States.

M.Ed., English Education, 1994, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA

B.A., English, 1993, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA

Teaching Field Specialization

MAT 5320: Classroom Management

MAT 6311: Classroom Assessment

ASTL 6305: Classroom Assessment

MSIT 4321: Classroom Assessment

EDUC 1240: Basic Principles of Educational Technology

EDUC 1300: Intro to the Profession of Teaching

Research Interests and Areas

Mills, M. (2014). Effect of faculty member’s use of Twitter as informal professional development during a preservice teacher internship. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 14(4). Retrieved from http://www.citejournal.org/vol14/iss4/currentpractice/article1.cfm

Mills, M. (2014). Promoting digital literacy and collaboration through purposeful curation. In T. Rasinski, K. Pytash and R. Ferdig (eds.), Technology and writing: New approaches to literacy competency. (pp. 132-138). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.

Mills, M. (2013). Backchanneling with middle schoolers. Learning & Leading with Technology, 41(4), 30-31.

Herring, J., & Mills, M. (2014). Turning a QR code fail into an epic win. AMLE Magazine, 2(2), 40-42.

Specialty Areas

Using technology to promote engagement and achievement

Specific interests include use of social media, digital open educational resources, and mobile technology