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College of Education and Health Professions

The vision of the College of Education and Health Professions is to prepare highly qualified professionals and leaders who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to increase the quality of life in the community by improving P-12 student learning and professional health care.

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Sallie Miller

Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation


Dr. Sallie Miller

Position: Professor of Reading Education
Office: Frank Brown Hall 2060
Phone: 706-507-8506


Columbus State University (B.B.A. and M.B.A..), Auburn University (Ed.D.), Columbus State University (Post Doc.)

Specialty Area

Reading Specialist (K-12)
State of Georgia Department of Education
Level 7   Reading P12 [FLD791] 2005-2010, 2010 - June 30, 2020

Adult Education
State of Georgia Department of Education
Level 7   Adult Education [FLD732] 2005-2010, 2010 - June 30, 2020

Assessment and Accreditation
National Accreditation Site Visitor
State Program Approval Site Visitor


Level 7 Reading P-12, Level 7 Adult Education


Sallie Averitt Miller, Ed.D. is the Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation and is a Professor of Reading Education at Columbus State University, College of Education and Health Professions (COEHP). Dr. Miller holds a Doctor of Education degree from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama; Reading Certification in Georgia P-12, Level 7; Adult Education, Level 7. Miller’s areas of expertise include college, unit, and program assessment (model design, data analysis, use, and reporting), working with educators using evidenced-based reading research, supervising in-service and pre-service teachers in diagnostic and prescriptive reading instruction, and writing curriculum. She has an extensive clinical background teaching children, adolescents, and adults to read across grade levels and subject areas.

Dr. Miller serves at the national level as a Site Visitor for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Title II Coordinator, Georgia Board of Regents Preparation Report and Data Reform Coordinator, Institutional and Program Report Card Coordinator, and Coordinator for the Professional Education Data System (PEDS), the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Dr. Miller serves at the state level as the 2018-2019 Past President of the Georgia Assessment Directors' Association and recently received the 2018 Leadership Award, a member of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission’s (GaPSC) Program Preparation Effectiveness Measure Program Advisor Council, Georgia Site Visitor and Chair for State Accreditation, GaPSC Assessment Advisory Panel Member, Georgia Assessment Directors Association (GADA) Chair / Co-Chair Assessment and Accreditation, GaPSC Preparation Approval Annual Report (PAAR) Coordinator, and Past President of the Georgia Reading Association.

Dr. Miller serves locally as a University Data Steward for the CSU-COEHP, Chair for the School Districts’ Human Resource Directors and superintendents’ Educator Preparation Program Council, Past Chair of the University and College Graduate Councils, Past Director for LiveText (now Tk20), Chair for COEHP Assessment Council, Appointed member of the University Academic Standards Committee, College Leadership Council Member, Past Member of the COEHP Principals’ Roundtable, Member of the CSU Assessment Committee, and Appointed Member of the COEHP Recruitment Committee.

Professional Activities: Numerous Articles; Presentations; National, State, and Local Reports (publication); Research Projects (Co-Principal Investigator); National and State Professional Organization Active Memberships and Officer (offices held)