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Sharyn Slavin Miller, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, College Counseling and Student Development
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5528
Fax: (626) 815-5484
Sharyn Slavin Miller, Ph.D., spent the past 26 years as a professional administrator of student affairs in two institutions. She worked in residential life, career development, student activities, community service, and served as assistant dean of student affairs at the University of Southern California. Just prior to coming to APU as a full-time faculty member, she was the assistant vice president for student affairs at the California Institute of Technology. Her teaching and research interests focus on diversity issues in higher education, student development theory, today’s college students, and counseling and mental health issues of today’s students. She serves on the Executive Committee of Southern California for NASPA Region VI, and recently co-chaired a regional conference for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).


Ph.D. - Higher Education Administration/Educational Psychology; Supplementary Field: Counseling Psychology; Outside Area: Human Resource Development, University of Southern California
M.S. - Counseling: College Student Affairs, University of Southern California
M.S. - Education, Southern Connecticut College
B.S. - English, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Higher Education


  • College Student Affairs
  • Diversity in Student Affairs
  • Educational Psychology
  • Higher Education

Courses Taught

CCSD 552 – The Process of Adult Development
CCSD 562 – Today's College Students
CCSD 563 – Counseling: The Helping Relationship
CCSD 567 – Diversity in Student Affairs
CCSD 583 – Counseling Issues and Practice