New Dean for NSU School of
Graduate Studies and Research
(NSU NEWSROOM--Dec. 18, 2013)--Dr. George E. Miller, the first dean of NSU’s new School of Graduate Studies and Research, has 35 years of experience in higher education in the classroom and in administration. He played a significant role in developing NSU’s Center for Materials Research and served as the center director for four years.
Most recently, Dr. Miller served as president of Martin University in Indianapolis, Ind. Additional administrative positions include serving as vice president for Academic Affairs at Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C.; provost and vice president of academic affairs at Bowie State University, Bowie, Md.; vice president for academic affairs at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C.; and associate vice president for academic affairs and associate vice president for research at Norfolk State University.
Over his career, Dr. Miller has been awarded $30 million in grants from federal agencies and private foundations and sources. Most notably, grants from the U.S. Department of Energy and NASA provided initial funding to start NSU’s Center for Materials Research.
During his 11 years at NSU (1987-1998), Dr. Miller played a significant role in developing the Center for Materials Research. Dr. Miller led the three-person team that conceptualized and developed the Materials Research Laboratory and was the principal investigator and writer of the grant for the construction of the approximately 18,000 square-foot Materials Sciences Research Science Building, which at that time, enabled the University to expand its research capability and provided the first significant Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics facility in 30 years.
Professionally, Dr. Miller has served on the National Governors Association’s Innovation America Task Force, representing South Carolina; the National Science Foundation’s Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) board of reviewers; NASA-NSU CREAM board of reviewers; board of directors, VQuest Enterprises, Inc.; chair, board of trustees, Family Health Center Foundation; and CEO and president of Organic Bio-Energy.
Dr. Miller earned the Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Howard University, the master of science in physical chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor of science in chemistry from Delaware State College.