Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

Joyce A. Miller,

Joyce A. Miller, Ph.D., (Kent State University, 1982) is a sociologist, specializing in evaluation research and organizational development, with a focus on capacity building and helping organizations link research, policy, and practice.

 In 1981 she established a private, woman-owned research and consulting organization, KeyStone Research Corporation (KSRC), and served as its President since its inception through 2010.  In January of 2011 she assumed the position of President Emeritus as part of her succession planning.

She is currently involved in a number of research and consulting projects related to: 1) the infusion of arts into the elementary curriculum, 2) the efficacy of a financial literacy program for disadvantaged families, 3) the impact of workforce development programs, and 3) improving the quality of early care and education

In 2011 Joyce was awarded a Rotary Peace Fellowship from the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. This fellowship provided her with an opportunity to complete a course of study in peace and conflict resolution, a professional development certificate program offered through the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.  She was one of 23 fellows in this cohort, from 14 different countries, who participated in this program from February –May 2012.

Joyce will briefly talk about her experience as a Rotary Peace Fellow and how this experience helped her address the question of “Achieving Peace:  Is it a Realistic Vision.”