Michael Mills

Assistant Professor

Mashburn 112

(501) 852-5151

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
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