Dr. Miller is agricultural educator with more than 35 years of experience in designing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs and courses to a variety of audiences. Presently, he serves as Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies at Iowa State University. He primarily teaches courses in teaching/learning methods and techniques. His research is in the use of instructional technology to improve teaching/learning on-campus and through distance education. He has had short-term international experiences in agricultural education programs in Costa Rica, Mexico, Ukraine, and Georgia.
1977 – 1980 TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, College Station, Texas. Ph.D. degree in vocational education. Supporting fields in agricultural education and research. December, 1980.
1975 - 1976 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY, Nacogdoches, Texas. Master of Education, major in secondary education, supporting fields in educational administration and agricultural education. December, 1976.
1970 - 1974 TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, College Station, Texas. Bachelor of Science, major in agricultural education, minor in biology. (Graduation with honors: Magna Cum Laude.) May, 1974.
1980-present IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY, Ames, Iowa. Professor (1992-present), Associate Professor (1985-92), Assistant Professor (1980-85). Joint appointment: Department of Agricultural Education & Studies and the School of Education. Administrative experience: Professor-in-charge Ag450 Farm (1992-95), Brenton Center for Agricultural Instruction and Technology Transfer (1995-97), College of Agriculture Off-Campus Programs (1998 to 2009), and Interim Chair (2009 – present).
1977-80 TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, College Station, Texas. Visiting Instructor (1978-80) Graduate Teaching Assistant (1977-78). Department of Agricultural Education.
1975-77 LANCASTER INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, Lancaster, Texas. Teacher of agriculture and ornamental horticulture. Lancaster High School. SAN MARCOS CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, San Marcos, Texas. Teacher of agriculture and cooperative part-time employment training. San Marcos High School.