Rich Miller, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of English

Phone: 617-573-8722
Fax: 617-305-1744
Office: 8074, 8th Floor, 73 Tremont


Fall 2018 Office Hours 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Thursdays


  • PhD, Bowling Green State University
  • MA, New Mexico State University
  • BA, Minnesota State University, Moorhead

Research Interests

  • Writing Program Administration
  • Writing Process Theory
  • Composition and Pedagogy
  • Teaching and Technology
  • Sports and Culture (Basketball Hoop Dream)

Selected Publications

“Ideal Dance Partners: Requiring Personal and Reflective Writing in an Upper Level Online Writing Course for Undergraduates.” Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, 2015, 640-643.

"Dialogue, Discourse, & Discovery: The Horizon of Martin Buber in Composition Studies." In Judaic Perspectives on Literacy: Contexts for Rhetoric and Composition. Edited by Andrea Greenbaum and Deborah Holdstein. Cresskill, NJ: Anchor Press, 2008. 111-129. Print.
"Constructing A Writer's Voice: Ethos, Tim Cahill, And The Jonestown Massacre." The CEA Forum Winter/Spring 2007: 36.1. Web.\
"Progress of Generations." (with Anthony Baker et al.) WPA: Writing Program Administration 29.1-2 (2005): 21-57. Print. 

Selected Presentations

“Navigating the Similarities and Differences of Writing at the Secondary and College Levels.” National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, 16. Nov. 2018.

“Basketball, Women, and the Reservation: The Transformational Power of High School Girls Basketball in Native America,” Sixteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Philadelphia, PA, 6 July 2018.

“The Long and Short of It: Screen Real Estate and Short Form/Long Form Writing Assignments.” 5th Annual Southern Regional Composition Conference, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, 30 Mar. 2018.

“What They Have In Their Hands: iPhones, Image Based Composing, and the Writing Process.” ENGAGING PRACTICES: Conference on the Teaching of Composition, UMass-Boston, Boston, MA, 2 Apr. 2016.

“More Voices and More Dreams: Expanding the Hoop Dreams Narrative.” NEXUS 2016: Alt + Shift: Alternative Methodologies, Marginal Positions, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 4 Mar. 2016.

“Global Warming and Glaciers: Writing Programs and University Strategic Plans.” Council of Writing Program Administrators 2016 Conference, Raleigh, NC, 15 July 2016.

Courses Taught

WRI-101 First Year Writing I
WRI-102 First Year Writing II
WRI-H103 Advanced First Year Writing (Honors)
ENG-130 Introduction to Literature
ENG-135 World Literature in English
ENG-213 British Literature I
ENG-301 Literary Criticism Seminar (Graham Greene)
ENG-390 Writing Process and Revision
ENG-391 Research and Writing
ENG-396 Varieties of Workplace Writing
ENG-510 Independent Study in English
ENG-514 Internship in English
ENG-525 Honors Seminar in English
ENG-H555 Senior Honors Thesis
SF-178 Freshman Seminar - Sacred Hoops
SF-H178 Freshman Seminar - Sacred Hoops (Honors)