Milly Joyner’s favorite place continues to be the classroom. She enjoys collaborating and helping students discover their voice. She earned her BA in English from the University of Memphis and earned her M.Ed.in teaching and learning from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has over 26 years experience as an educator, both as a secondary English teacher and an administrator having served in various roles from English department chair, dean of students, to assistant principal. She is a teacher consultant with the Southern Nevada Writing Project and has expertise in writing instruction and project-based learning. An avid learner, she returned to UNLV to pursue her Ph.D. in teacher education. She teaches COE 103 First Year Seminar: Civic Engagement as a graduate assistant. When she is not reading for pleasure, she plays league tennis and enjoys traveling, cooking, and hiking with her family.
Her research interests include culturally relevant/sustaining pedagogy, Critical Race Theory, digital equity, personalized learning, mentoring, and professional development.