Memphis—Dr. Margaret A. Miller, professor of Behavioral Sciences was honored with the 2007 Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award at the Christian Brothers University (CBU) Faculty/Staff Recognition Reception on April 26.
Miller was cited for her selfless service to CBU and its students for the past 26 years.
Her energy and enthusiasm for the Lasallian Mission is evidenced in her service to her students, the University, her family and the Catholic Diocese of Memphis. Miller is recognized as an outstanding Lasallian professor, mother and mentor.
During her years in CBU classrooms, she has touched the lives of countless students who remember not only for the classes that she taught but also for the life lessons she taught in those classes, especially in the 100-hour Behavioral Sciences Practicum of unpaid student service to local non-profit organizations and human services agencies. In the Lasallian tradition, her boundless energy encompasses graduate engineering and management courses to develop the ethical and moral dimensions of those fields.
Beyond the classroom, she is a counselor and advisor to her students and cares deeply about children, issues of national and global importance, and educational and political involvement. Miller and her two children, Cristy, 18 and Ian, 15, have brought many children into their home, providing foster care for several babies through Agape Child and Family Services and being a host family to many international students over the years. She currently serves on the Human Rights Committee of Shelby Residential & Vocational Services.
Miller has served as Dean of the School of Arts and Chair of Behavioral Sciences, as Faculty Assembly president, on the Student Life Judicial Board, the Rank and Tenure Committee and the Faculty Assembly Policy Committee. She holds B.A. degree in Philosophy from Carlow College., Pittsburgh, PA, and a M.Ed. and a Ph.D. in Foundations of Education from the University of Pittsburgh. She is actively involved in peace and justice issues in the community, and is an associate member of the Pittsburgh Sisters of Mercy.
The Lasallian Award — the highest presented by the University to faculty or staff — annually honors a CBU educator, nominated by his/her peers, who exemplifies the ideals of St. John Baptist de La Salle in the 21st century. Eligible nominees must have been a Lasallian educator for at least five years, be actively involved in fostering the mission of Lasallian education, and exemplify in his/her life the spirit of St. John Baptist de La Salle and demonstrate an enthusiasm for the Lasallian tradition. ###