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Kathie Miller began her career in social work at Avila College in Kansas City, Missouri. After receiving her BSW in 1979, she worked in child protective services in a rural Indiana county for six years. Kathie later moved to southern Illinois and practiced social work in a rural hospital setting, focusing on inpatient mental health services. In January, 1991, she received her MSW degree from The University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign. Later that year Kathie joined the faculty in the Social Work Department at Southeast Missouri State University as a temporary full-time instructor for three semesters. Kathie continued to teach for Southeast at off-campus sites as a part-time instructor for the next fifteen years. Also during this time, Kathie enjoyed professional work opportunities in medical rehabilitation social work at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau for a two-year period. Then, from 1994 until 2007, Kathie was employed as the executive director of The Center for Family Resources, Inc. in Malden, Missouri. This not-for-profit agency focused on providing services for survivors of family violence in a rural, six-county area. Since 2007, Kathie has been a full-time instructor in the Social Work Department at Southeast with a teaching focus on building helping relationships and developing professional practice skills. Kathie has been a licensed clinical social worker in Missouri since 1992 and has served on the State Committee for Social Workers since 2006. Kathie lives in Dexter, Missouri and she enjoys spending time with her family and friends in community activities.