Kelly Miller has been a psychology instructor at OTC since 2004. She teaches Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and has taught Lifespan Psychology.
Prior to entering higher education, she worked as a therapist at a community mental health center in Wyoming, she counseled mental health patients in Illinois, and she worked with sexual abuse victims at a rape crisis center in Kentucky. Besides, her work as a therapist, she also managed social services case workers in Illinois and, in Missouri, she was the program director at Isabel’s House—the crisis nursery of the Ozarks.
Her students benefit from the real-world experience she brings into the classroom, and she is able to give them an idea about a variety of careers they can pursue with a degree in psychology.
The field of positive psychology is a passion of hers, and she loves to incorporate what she learns about happiness and thriving in her classroom. Kelly’s goal is to help students understand how psychology can affect them in their everyday lives and how an understanding of the subject can benefit them in any career they choose to pursue.