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 DR. WILL MILLER'S
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EDUCATION

1971 Providence College - Bachelor of Arts - English Literature/Education

1974 University of Massachusetts (Amherst) - Masters in Education - Urban Education

1976 University of Massachusetts (Amherst) - Doctorate in Education (Urban Education & Administration) (Dissertation research on Advocacy Groups as systems change agents)

1990 Union Theological Seminary (New York City) - Masters in Divinity

1990 Columbia University (New York City) - Master of Science in Social Work (Clinical & Family Practice)

1991 Rutgers University (New Brunswick, N.J.) - Certificate of Completion Advanced School of Alcohol & Addiction Studies

1991 Institute for Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy of New Jersey Training Institute in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND

6/95 - Present Corporate Speaker/Entertainer - Presentations on stress aimed at motivating and inspiring professional audiences to incorporate balance in their work and lifestyle.

2/92 - Present On-Air Spokesperson for Nick-At-Nite (Nickelodeon Cable Television Network) - Serve as host of on-air promotional spots, host of live, televised and online events. Conduct numerous television, radio and print interviews throughout the year promoting the network.

1997 - Present Media Research - Conduct research into the effects of various types of media on adults and children (with Professor Glenn Sparks at Purdue University).

6/90 - 7/92 Clinical Social Worker - Family Counseling Services of Ridgewood, New Jersey - Psychotherapist (Part-time) at a private Family Counseling Agency, working with individuals and families in stress from life adjustment problems through chronic mental illness.

9/94 - 8/95 Host, "The Other Side" - On-air host of NBC Daytime talk show addressing themes of unexplained experience and phenomena.

12/79 - 9/94 Standup Comedian - Self-employed as a full-time, professional standup comedian at comedy clubs and on television.

6/88 - 5/92 Assistant Pastor (Ordained American Baptist Minister) - Emmanuel Baptist Church, Ridgewood, New Jersey - Served as needed for counseling, teaching, and leading worship.

9/89 - 5/90 Clinical Social Worker - St. Clare's-Riverside Medical Center, Denville, New Jersey - Psychotherapist at a regional community Mental Health Center, working with individuals and families in stress from life adjustment problems through severe mental illness.

9/88 - 5/89 Clinical Social Worker - Lower East Side Service Center, New York, New York - Casework/therapy in this urban mental health center with drug and alcohol addicted clients. Half the caseload was with the dual diagnosis, "Milieu Therapy Group" program (chronic mentally ill drug addicts), half working individually with addicted persons seeking counseling support

12/77 - 1/80 Supervisor - Massachusetts Department of Education, Springfield, Massachusetts - Western Massachusetts Supervisor - Supervision of all Title I, E.S.E.A. projects for Western Massachusetts ($15 million in grants, serving 12,000 students in 100 communities) Services were in reading, math, and counseling. Responsibilities included approval of funds, technical assistance on grant writing, and monitoring for regulatory compliance.

11/75 - 12/77 Supervisor and Program Consultant - Massachusetts Center for Occupation Education, Boston, Massachusetts, Division of Special Education, State Department of Education - Provided technical assistance to school districts, state institutions, and private agencies seeking to develop and fund programs for handicapped students. Served as consultant to the state on the development of legislation and policy concerning services for children with special needs. Programs were developed in vocational education, integrating handicapped students into regular school programs, and specialized services for children with low incidence handicaps.

9/74 -11/75 Administrative Assistant - School of Education, University of Massachusetts (Amherst) - Assisted in the administration of graduate programs for the School of Education. Worked with the director on admissions, curriculum development, course design and scheduling. Taught undergraduate courses in urban education as well as the entry level course for students in the Masters degree program. (This was part of my graduate assistantship while completing doctoral studies.)

11/71 - 9/74 Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools - Diocesan Schools Office, Springfield, Massachusetts - (A Catholic School system of 60 elementary and high schools in Western Massachusetts) - Responsible for a variety of special projects on behalf of the superintendent covering all phases of school system administration

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS

1991 St. Clare's Medical Center, Denville New Jersey, "Addiction Versus Mental Health: Coordination Mental Health and Addiction Services in the Community Mental Health Center." Training Workshop on Addictions (May, 1991)

Connecticut Youth Services Bureau, "Youth Services Administration: Achieving the Impossible Task." Keynote Speaker for State Conference of local & state youth services leadership.

Union Theological Seminary, "Reading the Mainstream: Comedy as Antenna for Knowing Popular Culture." Guest lecture for graduate program special presentation.

1990 Department of Children and Youth Services, Connecticut Foster Parents Conference, Keynote Speaker.

St. Clare's Medical Center, Denville New Jersey, "Integrating Twelve-Step Recovery Principles into the Therapeutic Process." Training Workshop on Addictions (May, 1990)

Connecticut Department of Children and Youth Services, "Emerging Trends in Services to Youth." Worker Appreciation Conference, Comedy-Imposter Keynote Speech, Worker Appreciation Day.

ADDITIONAL PROJECTS

1997 Wrote and published "Why We Watch: Killing The Gilligan Within" with Simon & Schuster.

1988-89 Wrote and directed research grant (Lilly Foundation) through Union Theological Seminary Admissions Office. Conducted longitudinal study analyzing second-career graduate students.

1989 Conceived and co-wrote industrial training film on sales and marketing for Campbell Soup Corporation.

ASSOCIATIONS

1971 Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities

1974 Phi Delta Kappa

1973 Commissioners Educational Assessment Committee

1978 Governor's Commission on Low Incidence Handicaps

1983 Professional Comedians Association, Recording Secretary

1988 National Association of Social Workers