TROY – Dr. John Miller has been appointed Associate Dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Troy University.
It marks the first time the College has had such a position. Within the College of Health and Human Services are the School of Nursing; the Department of Human Services, Rehabilitation, and Social Work; the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion; and the Department of Athletic Training Education. Dr. Miller will assist the College in accreditation and academic issues, and teach classes for TROY's Sport and Fitness Management Program, one of only five nationally accredited programs.
"The College of Health and Human Services is most pleased to attract someone of Dr. Miller's caliber to this important Associate Dean position," said Dr. Damon Andrew, Dean of the College. "In this role, Dr. Miller will draw upon his significant experience in curriculum and policy development, assessment, and research to provide academic support to our faculty."
A leading international expert on risk management in sports, Dr. Miller was an associate chair and professor of sport management at Texas Tech University, a Carnegie-classified High Research Activity University. He has been named a Fellow of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance's Research Consortium and Distinguished Scholar by the School and Community Safety Society of America. He was recognized as an outstanding faculty as selected by Texas Tech University undergraduate senior students on three occasions. He has published a textbook in the field, with another book in progress, in addition to authoring 46 peer-reviewed publications, five invited manuscripts, 19 book chapters and 156 peer-reviewed presentations.
"I am excited to be part of the challenges and opportunities in the College of Health and Human Services at Troy University," Dr. Miller said. "I believe my previous experiences will allow me to bring different insights to TROY students as well as assist in the future growth of the College."
As a collegiate swimming coach for more than 10 years, Dr. Miller coached one national champion in four events, more than 20 All-American swimmers and divers, and was elected President of the National Swimming and Diving Coaches Association. Dr. Miller completed a Ph.D. in Sport Administration at the University of New Mexico in 1994, and earned a master's degree in sport psychology from the University of Minnesota. He completed his undergraduate studies in physical education at the University Wisconsin-Oshkosh. His primary research interests include risk management security issues in sport and recreational activities and facilities, sport marketing and promotion affecting consumer behavior in sports, and issues dealing with sport management pedagogy. In 2009, he was elected president of the Sport and Recreation Law Association and was awarded the Charles Peter Yost Award by the National Safety and Risk Management Council.