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Kevin Michael Miller

PhD Candidate, Loyola University Chicago
Chapter Member: Chicagoland SSN
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About Kevin

Miller’s research focuses on adolescent development, after-school programs, and human rights. Overarching themes in Miller’s writings include utilizing participatory approaches to research and programming to develop effective and relevant human rights-based after-school and summer programs with Black and Latinx youth. Mr. Miller is a Ph.D. candidate at Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work and the Director of the Empowering Counseling Program. He also serves as the Director of Legislation and Public Policy on the board of the Illinois Society for Clinical Social Work.


How to Involve Young People in Afterschool Programs

  • Emily Love
  • 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.