Laurie Miller is the Statewide Director for Utah's GEAR UP Educational Program. GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is federally-funded program designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.
Before joining UVU in 2006, Laurie was the Dean and Senior Vice-President at Northface University (now Neumont University) where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the academic mission of the university. Prior to this Laurie was a professor of instructional technology at Utah State University, Indiana University, and Brigham Young University where she enjoyed teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
Her professional interests include college-preparation strategies for underserved populations, collaborative and project-based instructional approaches, and online learning environments. She holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University and a B.S. in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University.