Timothy Miller

Dr. Miller is the Vice President for Student Affairs at James Madison University and has served in this role since June 1, 2018.

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He is a Double Duke, having earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice in 1996 and his Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel Administration in 2000 from James Madison University. He earned his Doctorate in Executive Leadership from the George Washington University and his research focused on the decision-making of University Presidents. He has served at James Madison University, the University of South Carolina, and the George Washington University during his over 20-year career and has managed a wide range of university functions.


He has spoken and presented at a number of conferences including NSEE, ACPA, NASPA, NACA, ACHA, AFA, VSSC, ACUHO-I, and First Year Experience Conferences on topics including Service-Learning, Building Partnerships, Residence Hall/Space Design, Food Insecurity, Balancing Free Speech and Controversial Topics on Campus, Program Creation, and Assessment. He has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered as well as pieces in the Washington Post focused on the issue of Food Insecurity in Higher Education. He has also written pieces for both the NACA Programming Magazine and the College Student Affairs Journal.


Dr. Miller has served as a faculty member for almost 15 years and has created four courses in different disciplines. He has been an instructor in Outdoor Leadership and Experiential Learning in the Public Health School, Ethical Leadership Foundations in the Sociology Department, Human Behavior and Learning in Organizations in the Human and Organizational Learning Master’s Program and has served as a guest lecturer in a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs on a range of topics including assessment, leadership, and Student Affairs practice. Dr. Miller will be serving as a faculty member in the College Student Personnel Administration Master’s program at JMU and in the newly created Higher Education Administration Master’s program at Georgetown University beginning this Fall.