Penelope (Penny) Miller

  • Administrator, Office of the Dean and Writing Specialist

Penelope (Penny) Miller is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon’s professional writing program, holding a master’s degree in the subject and an undergraduate degree in English from Pitt. 

Penny has been with the school of social work for 8 years, starting out as coordinator for the Center on Race and Social problems under former dean and professor emeritus Larry E. Davis. Now in the office of the dean in a hybrid role, Penny ensures smooth business operations, organizes and produces special events including lectures, graduations, retirements and welcomes, is assistant to the dean and offers personalized writing support to students, faculty and staff.

Prior to joining the School of Social Work, Penny taught the neuroscience writing practicum at Pitt and worked with incoming students at Community College of Allegheny County - who sometimes proudly informed her that they had never read a book or written a single paper before landing in her freshman comp. class. She also worked as professional writer in banking, medicine, science, consulting, marketing and sales.

Currently, she works with the development and marketing staff to create long form articles based on interviews with alumni that explore and highlight the endlessly diverse careers that degrees in Social Work provide.  You can read some of her most recent work at the links below.

As writing coach for the school, Penny helps faculty and students with starting, editing, and completing term papers, letters, applications, papers and presentations.  You can make an appointment with her by sending her an email.

ReCAST: Preventing Violence by Building Stronger Communities

Parenting While Black: Research Tested Strategies that Support Black Families

Social Work Explores Expanded Opportunities with Partners in East Africa

Partnership with Wilkinsburg PD a big success

CRSP Fellowship offers students an opportunity to work in Homewood

School of Social Work Interns bring hope and help to the Allegheny County Jail through the Foundation of HOPE field placement

Pitt Bradford MSW Graduates: Quietly Making a Huge Difference

Pitt-Johnstown alumna make a difference in the community

CEC-based students face community challenges head on