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Miller Elected President of American Association of Suicidology

Albany, NY (March 22, 2013) - Dr. David N. Miller, Educational and Counseling Psychology, has been elected president of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), a leading national organization in the U.S. devoted to understanding and preventing suicide.

Miller begins a two-year term as AAS president-elect in April, and will then serve a two-year term as AAS president, from April 2015 to April 2017. Miller has been serving as chair of the AAS board of directors.

David Miller is associate professor in the Division of School Psychology. He is a certified school psychologist with extensive experience working with suicidal youth in both public and alternative school settings.

According to a recent analysis published in the journal Psychology in the Schools, Miller was ranked number 7 in scholarly productivity among school psychology faculty in doctoral programs accredited by the American Psychological Association. He is author of the book Child and Adolescent Suicidal Behavior: School-Based Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention (2011) and senior author of the book Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Self-Injury at School (2010). Miller also is the author of over 50 refereed journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries, many of them related to youth suicidal behavior and suicide prevention. He serves on the editorial advisory boards of several professional journals, including the leading U.S. journals in school psychology and suicidology, and has guest-edited a special issue of the journal School Psychology Review devoted to school-based suicide prevention.

About AAS
The goal of the American Association of Suicidology is to understand and prevent suicide. Founded in 1968, AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, public education, and training for professionals and volunteers. In addition, AAS serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide and suicide prevention. AAS has grown to a membership of almost 1,000 individuals and over 250 organizations, including crisis center staff and volunteers, researchers, mental health clinicians, public health specialists, school districts, and survivors of suicide. For more information, visit the AAS website (www.suicidology.org).