Dr. Mills, a resident of Barbourville, Kentucky, earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership from the University of the Cumberlands. Dr. Mills has over 20 years of experience in education, serving as a classroom teacher in multiple grade levels and subjects, and is a National Board Certified Teacher (2005) in Early Adolescence Social Studies. Her research interests are in the areas of barriers to technology integration, instructional technology, instructional design, and education technology impact. 

In her personal life, she enjoys many outdoor activities, reading, and spending time with her husband, three children, and two grandchildren.

Ph.D. Leadership, University of the Cumberlands, 2021
Ed.S. Education, University of the Cumberlands, 2020
MA Education, Union College, 2005
BA International Studies and History, 1988

  • Kentucky Society for Technology in Education, 2024, "Go Beyond! Walk the "Crosswalk" with Student Technology Leadership Programs"
  • Kentucky Education Development Corporation, Elevate Summit, 2023, "Empowering Education with Artificial Intelligence" and " Next Level Leadership"
  • Kentucky Society for Technology in Education, 2023, "Using the Change Process to Overcome Barriers of Technology Integration" 
  • Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) and Gear-Up Kentucky, 2021, "Hybrid Learning"
  • Southeast/South-Central Educational Cooperative (SESC)/Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), 2020, "Learning Management Systems"
  • Kentucky Education Development Cooperative (KEDC) Civic Through Advanced Research and Geography Education, 2020, "The History of Technology in Education"
  • Education
  • Instructional Technology
  • Instructional Design