Professor of History

Department Chair
Phone: (435) 586-7866
Office: CN 225I

History, Sociology, and Anthropology Department

Professor Miller has been teaching at SUU since 2006.   He is from San Antonio, Texas, and has spent most of his life in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands.  He has a B.A. from Texas A&M University, an M.A. from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.  His research and teaching specialties include United States History, American West, Borderlands, Indigenous Culture and History, World Civilization, and Latin America. He has published articles and books on modern American Indian History, most recently Forgotten Tribes (2006) and Claiming Tribal Identity (2013).  Dr. Miller has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and other publications on issues of tribal recognition. 

He was promoted to Full Professor of History (2014) and is currently serving as Department Chairman of the Department of History, Sociology & Anthropology.  He is an avid traveler and explorer of the outdoors, and particularly loves traveling the back roads of the West and Mexico.  Dr. Miller is married to Gia DeGiovanni Miller and has three young children.