Dr. John Miller
Dean and Professor
Originally from Moncks Corner, S.C., John Miller is a professional social worker and college professor. Miller currently serves as the Dean of the Kent School of Social Work & Family Science. Previously, he served as dean of curriculum and senior diversity officer at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis. He is also a community organizer, scholar, and consultant. Before his current role, he served as department chair and professor of social work at Benedict College (Columbia, S.C.) and as an associate professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Miller has received notable recognition for his work. In 2017, he was selected as the Arkansas Social Worker of the Year by the Arkansas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (AR-NASW).
John Miller specializes in team and coalition building and program development. His current research interests explore the relationship between racism and adverse childhood experiences among African Americans, diversity, equity, access, and inclusion issues within social work, and faculty mentoring. His textbook, “African American Perspectives: Matters of Consideration for Social Work Practice,” was published in 2017. Miller is committed to professional service and is a member of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW), and the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE). He is a CSWE’ Program Directors Academy Advisory Board member and co-chair of the Clinical Practice Track for the organization’s Annual Program Meeting (APM).
John Miller is married to Monika Miller, and they have two sons, Alex and Andrew.