Ms. Kimberly D. Miller is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Greensboro with a master’s degree in Recreation and Park Management, and a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation. Prior to her current role, she served as Project Coordinator for Therapeutic Recreation And Inclusive Networks (TRAIN), a personnel preparation grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.
Kim also spent 6 years coordinating a U.S. DOE funded community partnership fostering inclusive volunteering. Her research interests include inclusive post-secondary education, inclusive recreation, community inclusion, and participatory action research with individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) (e.g., Photovoice). She enjoys empowering individuals with ID and their families to advocate for more inclusive and welcoming communities. Ms. Miller’s research has been reported in professional journals such as Therapeutic Recreation Journal, Journal of Parks and Recreation Administration, Annals of Leisure Research, Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, and The International Journal of Volunteer Administration.
She was the lead author of A Community for ALL Children: A Guide to Inclusion for Out-of-School Time, which introduces basic premises and practices of inclusive community recreation to parents, family members, careproviders, and practitioners.