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Kevin Michael Miller

Doctoral Student, Loyola University Chicago
Chapter Member: Chicagoland SSN
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Miller's research interests include using community-based participatory action research to empower youth exposed to community violence and to advance the human rights of children. He also is interested in public education and aspires to change dominant social narratives that perpetuate oppression and to promote critical dialogue that influences policy makers through community-based participatory action research.

Miller is a recent graduate with an M.A. in sociology from Loyola University and graduated summa cum laude from Dominican University, with a B.A. in sociology and criminology. He is an adjunct professor of sociology at Dominican University. He intends to enroll in a doctoral program in social work and will pursue a career in research and teaching.


How to Involve Young People in Afterschool Programs

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  • Mirinda M. Morency
  • Cynthia Onyeka
  • Maryse H. Richards


"Adolescents' Relationships to Perpetrators, Beliefs about Aggression, and Aggressive Behavior" (with Catherine M. Dusing, Cara M. DiClemente, Cynthia Onyeka, Bridget Murphy, Amzie Moore, and Maryse Richards). Psychology of Violence (forthcoming).
"Gun Exposure among Black American Youth Residing in Low-Income Urban Environments" (with Dakari Quimby, Catherine Rice Dusing, Kyle Deane, Cara DiClemente, Mirinda Morency, Andre Thomas, and Maryse Richards). Journal of Black Psychology (2018).

Examines the extent of gun exposure, referring to the mere presence of guns in youth's lives, in a sample of Black American adolescents residing in low-income urban neighborhoods.

"Resilience in Urban African American Adolescents: The Protective Enhancing Effects of Neighborhood, Family, and School Cohesion Following Violence Exposure" (with Mirinda M. Morency, Cara M. DiClemente, Catherine M. Rice, Dakari Quimby, Maryse Richards, Cordelia T. Grimes, Candice D. White, and Jason A. Pica II). The Journal of Early Adolescence (2016).

Shows that cohesion serves as a protective factor for African American youth residing in high-crime impoverished communities. Highlights that this cohesion mitigates the negative effects of community violence exposure and promotes positive outcomes.