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Jennifer Miller-Ray

Associate Professor of Education


Curriculum Vitæ

Education
MAB 309 C   C-115
432 837-8013
jennifer.miller@sulross.edu

Dr. Jennifer Miller-Ray is a cognitive scientist specializing in STEM literacy and serves as an associate professor in the Education department at Sul Ross State University. She has designed literacy and makerspace events for multiple museums to include the Perot Museum, the Kennedy Space Center, NASA STEM camps, the Indigenous Education Institute, public libraries, and implemented makerspace STEM initiatives in over 30 public schools. Dr. Miller-Ray has developed Massive Open Online Courses through Canvas's Open Network highlighting NASA MMS Education Outreach programs through mobile makerspace initiatives. Dr. Miller-Ray's  research centers around a makerspace project-based learning literacy process in which elementary and middle school students connect curriculum content to informal makerspace activities to make an artifact serving the career role of a journalist, scientist, engineer, or journalist. ​Dr. Miller Ray's initiatives, funded through a NASA grant and local library public school program, were highlighted as the innovative research project in the University of North Texas's January 2017 RESEARCH magazine. Recently, Dr. Miller-Ray was awarded Noyce Scholars en la Frontera NSF grant, where she serves as the primary research investigator. Dr. Miller-Ray also oversees the mobile La Frontera STEM lab, a mobile makerspace initiative with the Science Mill Museum located in Johnson City, Texas. 

Dr. Miller-Ray is also currently serving as a Co-PI with UTSA's National Science Foundation's Total Eclipses in the Heart of Texas, where she will connect the Noyce program and surrounding schools to education outreach opportunities for the 2023-2024 solar eclipse events. Dr. Miller-Ray was also chosen as the Citizen CATE southwest Texas eclipse coordinator and recieved a $10,000 American Astronomical Society mini-grant to fund outreach and education research for the 2024 total eclipse. 

Finally, Dr. Miller-Ray was also recently awarded the National Science Foundation's Creating and Sustaining Noyce Mentors en la Frontera capacity grant program, where she will work with a team to submit a Track 3 graduate Noyce program and implement 3 STEM camps in the Midland, Big Bend, and Middle Rio Grande areas. 

Dr. Miller-Ray was nominated by her colleagues and received the 2023 Outstanding Teacher Award at Sul Ross State University, was nominated for the prestigioius Piper professor in 2024, and nominated to the Texas State System's outstanding professor award. Dr. Miller-Ray also sponsors the Texas State Teachers' Aspiring Educators student club, serves as a BSM club advisor, and serves as secretary for faculty assembly.

Learn more at drmillerray.com! 

Office Hours

Rio Grande College Campus 

Education Office
205 Wildcat Dr
Del Rio, Texas 78840

Alpine Office 

LFRI Office BAB 102
Alpine, TX. 79832




Summer 2024

EDSR 3307 2W1   Technology in Instruct Setting        
 | Student Evaluation
EDSR 6378 1W1   Integrtn of Tech into the Curr        
 | Student Evaluation
EDSR 6381 2W1   Critical Issue in Ed Tech        
 | Student Evaluation
EDUA 3307 2W1   Technolgy in Instrctnl Setting        
 | Student Evaluation
EDUA 6378 1W1   Integrtn of Tech into the Curr        
 | Student Evaluation
EDUA 6381 2W1   Critical Issue in Ed Tech        
 | Student Evaluation



Spring 2024

EDSR 3307 V01   Technology in Instruct Setting        
 | Student Evaluation
EDSR 6375 1W1   Foundations of Ed Technology        
 | Student Evaluation
EDSR 6379 2W1   Implem of Ed Tech in Educ        
 | Student Evaluation
EDSR 6383 W01   Ed Tech Capstone        
 | Student Evaluation
EDUA 6375 1W1   Foundations of Ed Technology        
 | Student Evaluation
EDUA 6379 2W1   Implem of Ed Tech in Educ        
 | Student Evaluation
EDUA 6383 W01   Ed Tech Capstone        
 | Student Evaluation



Fall 2023

EDSR 3307 V01   Technology in Instruct Setting        
EDSR 6375 W01   Foundations of Ed Technology        
 | Student Evaluation
EDUA 6375 W01   Foundations of Ed Technology        
EDUA 6383 W01   Ed Tech Capstone        



Summer 2023

EDSR 6378 2W1   Integrtn of Tech into the Curr        
EDSR 6381 2W1   Critical Issue in Ed Tech        
EDUA 6378 2W1   Integrtn of Tech into the Curr        
EDUA 6379 1W1   Implem of Ed Tech in Educ        
EDUA 6381 2W1   Critical Issue in Ed Tech        



Spring 2023

EDSR 3307 V01   Technology in Instruct Setting        
EDSR 6308 W01   Adv Human Grow & Dev        
EDUA 6375 W01   Foundations of Ed Technology        
EDUA 6378 W01   Integrtn of Tech into the Curr        
EDUA 6383 W01   Ed Tech Capstone        
 | Student Evaluation



Fall 2022

EDSR 3305 V01   Teach Strat & Class Mgt Sec Sc        
EDSR 3307 V01   Technology in Instruct Setting        
EDSR 3308 V01   Lang Acquis & Emergent Lit        
EDSR 6311 W01   Emergent Lit & Lang Dev        
EDUA 6379 W01   Implem of Ed Tech in Educ        



Summer 2022

ED 6375 1W1   Foundations of ED Tech        
ED 6378 2W1   Integ of Tech into Curr        



Spring 2022

ED 3308 001   Lang Acqui & Emergent Literacy        
ED 3308 MC1   Lang Acqui & Emergent Literacy        
ED 3308 Z01   Lang Acqui & Emergent Literacy        
ED 6377 W01   Instruction Design        
ED 6381 W01   Critical Issue in Ed Tech        
 | Student Evaluation
EDUC 5330 W01   Literacy Through Literature        
EDUC 7312 A01   Practicum In Reading