Emerging Leaders Instructor
Miles joined the Emerging Leaders instructor team in late 2017 after having served as a guest presenter for leadership development, and identity and inclusion for every cohort of the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) and Leading for Community Impact (LCI) since the programs’ inceptions in 2013 and 2017, respectively.
Since 2007, Miles has been a trained facilitator for The Leadership Challenge® Workshop, which illuminates the ‘Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership’, a research-based model of transformational leadership developed by Professors James Kouzes and Barry Posner at Santa Clara University.
Miles’ career focuses on student-centered higher education administration. As assistant dean for student life at UC Santa Barbara, he shares concern and responsibility for the quality of student life at the university with a team of passionate professionals. And, of course, in addition to working with students, Miles frequently consults with University staff, departments, and local non-profit and government professionals as they aspire to hone their leadership philosophies and practices.
A Gaucho through and through, Miles completed his bachelor’s (psychology) and master’s (education) at UCSB and is completing his doctoral dissertation at the UCSB Gevirtz Graduate School of Education. He lives with his partner in Santa Barbara and enjoys spending time with family, home improvement, and non-fiction reading and films.