Dr. Tamara Daily Named to Miller Professorship

October 31, 2012

ALLIANCE, Ohio — Dr. Tamara Daily has been named as the Lewis Miller Professorship in Psychology by the University of Mount Union’s Board of Trustees.

Daily, professor of psychology and dean of the Division of Social Sciences, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University and Master of and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her research interests include the stigma associated with people with mental illness, the use of first person narratives in teaching psychology, stakeholder perceptions of access to the mental health system and mindfulness. A member of the Mount Union faculty since 1993, she was chosen as the faculty lecturer at Mount Union in 2012.

Daily was a recipient of the 2010 Morgan Impact Award for Innovation and the Recognition Award for Contributions to Students, an award sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Parents Association. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

The Lewis Miller Professorship in Psychology was created in 1927 as part of a special drive for endowment and building funds. Miller, along with his brother Jacob and step-brother Cornelius Aultman, were co-owners of three firms that built agricultural implements in Akron, Canton and Massillon, Ohio.  In 1865, Miller joined Mount Union's Board of Trustees.

Nationally known for his contributions to the adult Sunday school movement in the Methodist church, Miller also established the Chautauqua Assembly with John H. Vincent in 1875. Miller served as chair of the Mount Union trustees from 1865 until his death in 1899. 

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