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Jennifer Miller

Jennifer Miller, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Phone: 

312.567.3635

Fax: 

312.567.3493

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Office: 

Life Sciences Building, Room 246E

Education 

Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington, Psychology (2011)
M.S., Indiana University-Bloomington, Applied Statistics (2011)
B.A., University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Psychology (2004)

Research Interests 

Social network analysis
Development of vocal and social behavior in infants
Communication
Social learning
Caregiver behavior
Infant development

About 

Jennifer Miller is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology. She teaches undergraduate courses in early development, learning theories, and introduction to psychology as well as a graduate course in learning, motivation, and cognition.

Her research interests are focused on the development of communication in complex social networks. Specifically, she is interested in examining the social environment of individuals to relate how vocal and social learning produce effective communicative skills. To examine the complex social interactions, she uses social network techniques that have been commonly used in business applications. Her work has been conducted in both songbirds and children.

Selected Publications 

Gros-Louis, J., & Miller, J.L.. (in press). Social shaping of infant vocalizations. Encyclopedia of Language Development. Brooks, P. & Kempe (Eds.)
 
Miller, J.L., & Lossia, A.K. (2013). Prelinguistic infants’ communicative system: Role of caregiver social feedback. First Language, 5, 524-544.
 
Miller, J.L., & Gros-Louis, J. (2013). Socially guided attention influences infants’ communicative behavior. Infant Behavior & Development, 36, 627-634.
 
Miller, J.L., Ables, E.M., King, A.P., West, M.J. 2009. Different patterns of contingent stimulation differentially affect attention span in prelinguistic infants. Infant Behavior & Development, 76, 254-261.

Miller, J.L., King, A.P., West, M.J. 2008. Female social networks influence male vocal development in brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater). Animal Behaviour, 76, 931-941.

Miller, J.L., Freed-Brown, S.G., White, D.J., King, A.P., West, M.J. 2006. Developmental origins of sociality in brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 120, 229-238.