Dr. Justin "Jay" Miller is an Assistant Professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky. Jay is dedicated to social issues and community outreach, a passion which he brings to his work as an educator and scholar. His research and academic interests focus on child welfare and youth involvement in juvenile systems, areas in which he has published a number of research papers and conducted national and international presentations. Jay is actively involved in a host of community endeavors and has served as the co-founder/past president of the Louisville Association of Social Workers, and the founder of the Jefferson County Foster Care Peer Support Program and the Kentucky Chapter of the Foster Care Alumni of America. Jay is a past recipient of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services' Paul Grannis Award, was recently recognized as an International Graduate Scholar by the Global Sustainability Conference at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand, and is a 2014 inductee into the College of Health and Human Services Hall of Fame at Western Kentucky University. Jay was a Cohort Two Doris Duke Fellow (Doris Duke Foundation and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago) and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Louisville. Last but not least, Jay is a proud foster care alum!
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