In the Spring 2015, Drs. Joan and Fred Miller established the Joan and Fred Miller Distinguished Professorship of Good Work with a gift of $500,000 to the Bloomsburg University Foundation. Joan Miller, Bloomsburg University Professor Emeritus of Nursing, has coordinated research on good work in nursing, offers presentations at regional medical centers and international conferences, and is an active volunteer both internationally and in her hometown of Danville, PA. Fred Miller is a physician specializing in dermatology at Geisinger Medical Center. Funding from the Joan and Fred Miller Distinguished Professorship has supported undergraduate students’ research activities, service projects, awards, and scholarships.
Mary Katherine Duncan is a Professor of Psychology at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and the Joan and Fred Miller Distinguished Professor of Good Work. Dr. Duncan teaches courses in applied statistics, child development, developmental psychopathology, special topics in applied psychology, positive psychology, and independent study research. Her research interests include positive youth development and undergraduates’ pursuit of academic good work.
Jennifer Johnson is a Professor of Psychology at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Johnson teaches courses in applied statistics, research methods, research applications, cognitive psychology, first-year and senior capstone seminars, and independent study research. Her research interests include cognitive biases, attentional processes, undergraduate service learning outcomes, and undergraduates’ pursuit of academic good work.
Ten Years and Counting…
We embed Good Work activities into University Seminars, Summer Assignments, and Freshmen Orientation Workshops to introduce incoming, first-year students to the culture of higher education at Bloomsburg University. We also integrate the message of Good Work into public lectures, classroom-based discussions, course assignments, and service learning experiences. In addition, we conduct a program of research on academic Good Work in higher education.
We are grateful for Bloomsburg University’s support and extend our gratitude to the team at The Good Project (Harvard Graduate School of Education) for their partnership from the very beginning.