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Morehead State professor Dr. Chris Miller co-authors book on educational technology management 

Picture of Dr. Chris MillerDr. Chris Miller (Class of 1994), professor of education and director of MSU at Mt. Sterling, has co-authored a book in the "Leadership and Best Practices in Educational Technology Management" series by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) and Brill Publishing titled "AECT at 100: A Legacy of Leadership."  

Miller was a contributor along with Dr. Anthony A. Piña, chief online learning officer at Illinois State University; Dr. Michael Molenda, associate professor emeritus at Indiana University Bloomington; Dr. Phil Harris, retired AECT executive director; and Dr. Barbara Lockee, associate vice provost for faculty affairs at Virginia Tech University.  

The book explores the 100 years of leadership by AECT in educational technology and learning. The newly released book earned the James W. Brown Publication Award at the 2023 AECT International Convention in Orlando, Florida. The award recognizes the author(s) of an outstanding publication in educational technology.  

"It was an honor to receive the James W. Brown award for creating 'AECT at 100: A Legacy of Leadership' was a privilege to lead," Miller said. "We are proud of the chapters provided by our many authors to create a book chronicling significant leadership activities by the organization over its 100-year history."   

The 2023 AECT International Convention selected Miller as the recipient of the J. Michael Spector Appreciation Award. The award is given for long-term service and leadership to AECT beyond expectations.  

Miller is a 24-year member of the organization, serving as president of two different divisions. He currently serves as the AECT Board of Directors representative for a third division and previously served as president of the AECT Foundation. Miller serves as the series co-editor for the AECT and Brill publications book series "Leadership and Best Practices in Educational Technology Management," served as lead editor on the "AECT at 100: A Legacy of Leadership" book, and most recently helped to create the AECT Center for Excellence in Publishing.  

"It was also an incredible honor to be the 2023 recipient of the J. Michael Spector Appreciation Award," Miller said. "I have always simply wanted to volunteer in the AECT to help it continue to grow. I am very thankful for being nominated and selected for this award."  

Brill published "AECT at 100: A Legacy of Leadership." The book is available at  

For more information, contact Miller at or 606-783-2078

To learn more about MSU's Ernst and Sara Volgenau College of Education and its programs, call 606-783-2162 or email

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