Thomas P Miller
- Professor, English
- Member of the Graduate Faculty
I grew up in a farm town in Pennsylvania, came West looking for a job, and ended up in grad school in Austin. I have been at UA since 1988. I directed the Writing Program and the Graduate Program in Rhetoric, Composition and the Teaching of English. I served in the Provost's Office from 2008-18, first as Associate Provost and then as Vice Provost. My wife Kerstin and I have two children, both of whom graduated from UA, in engineering and nursing.
- Ph.D. Rhetoric and Composition
- University of Texas, Austin, Texas
- B.A. English
- Pennsylvania State University, State Park, Pennsylvania, United States
- University of Arizona (2008 - 2018)
- University of Arizona (2006 - 2007)
- University of Arizona (2000 - Ongoing)
- University of Arizona (1994 - 2005)
- University of Arizona (1994 - 2000)
- University of Arizona (1988 - 1994)
- Southern Illinois University (1984 - 1988)
- Administrator of the Year
- Graduate and Professional Student Council, Spring 1999
- Mina Shaughnessy Book Award
- Modern Language Association, Spring 1998
- National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
- National Endowment for the Humanities, Spring 1997
- National Endowment for the Humanities, Spring 2002
- Prestigious Publication Award
- American Business Communication Association, Spring 1982
- Humanities Seminars Teaching Award
- Humanities Seminars, Spring 2016
- Humanities Seminars, Spring 2013
- Eugene G. Sander Award for Advocacy and Shared Governance
- Appointed Professional Advisory Council, Spring 2014
- Vision Award
- Commission on the Status of Women, Spring 2012
Leadership, writing, teaching of writing, English education, histories and theories of rhetoric, and political rhetoric
Leadership, faculty development, teaching writing, literacy studies, theories and histories of rhetoric and higher education, leadership, writing program administration, assessment, and the history and political economy of college English studies
DissertationENGL 920 (Fall 2021)
History of RhetoricENGL 696D (Spring 2021)
Independent StudyENGL 599 (Spring 2021)
Rhetorical Theory/Inquiry/PracENGL 362 (Spring 2021)
Independent StudyENGL 599 (Fall 2020)
Civil Rights RhetoricsENGL 150B2 (Spring 2020)
Honors ThesisGLS 498H (Spring 2020)
Honors ThesisGLS 498H (Fall 2019)
Rhetorical Theory/Inquiry/PracENGL 362 (Fall 2019)
Contemp Rhetoric TheoryENGL 696T (Spring 2019)
Special Tops in Social ScienceHNRS 195H (Spring 2019)
DissertationENGL 920 (Spring 2016)
- Miller, T. P. (2015). Selected Writings of John Witherspoon. Carbondale, Illiniois: Southern Illinois University Press.
- Miller, T. P. (2011). The Evolution of College English: Literacy Studies from the Puritans to the Postmoderns. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh University Press.
- Miller, T. P. (2009). Renewing Rhetoric: Essays in Honor of Theresa Enos. New York: Routledge.
- Miller, T. P. (2003). The University Book: An Anthology of Writings from the University of Arizona. Needham Heights, MA: Simon & Schuster.
- Miller, T. P. (1997). The Formation of College English: Rhetoric and Belles Lettres in the British Cultural Provinces. Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois UP.
- Miller, T. P. (2015). Positioning Rhetoric at the Heart of the Matter: Engaging Faculty, Engaging Students. In Rhetoric across Borders(pp 254-61). Anderson, SC: Parlor Press.
- Miller, T. P. (2010). Mediating Differences. In The Public Work of Rhetoric Citizen Scholars and Civic Engagement. Columbia, SC: U of South Carolina P.
- Miller, T. P. (2010). The Progressive Education Movement: A Case Study in Coalition Politics. In Active Voices: Composing a Rhetoric of Social Movements(pp 93-115). Albany, NY: SUNY.
- Miller, T. P. (2009). The Pragmatics of Professionalism. In The Writing Program Interrupted: Creating a Space for Critical Discourse(pp 126-37). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Boynton Cook.
- Miller, T. P. (2008). Portraits of a Field. In The Promise and Peril of WPA Work for Faculty. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press.
- Miller, T. P. (2006). At Work in the Field. In Culture Shock and the Practice of Profession(p. 2870308). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
- Miller, T. P. (2005). Civic Humanism: A Postmortem. In The Viability of the Rhetorical Tradition(pp 141-58). Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP.
- Miller, T. P. (2005). Off-Center Collaborations. In Centers for Learning: Writing Centers and Libraries in Collaboration. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.
- Miller, T. P. (2004). Foreword. In Rescuing the Subject, A Critical Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois UP.
- Miller, T. P. (2004). Lest We Go the Way of the Classics: Toward a Rhetorical Future for English Departments. In Rhetorical Education in America(pp 18-35). Tuscaloosa, AL: U of Alabama P.
- Miller, T. P. (2003). Changing the Subject. In Realms of Rhetoric: Inquiries into the Prospects for Rhetoric Education. Albany: SUNY.
- Miller, T. P. (2002). Managing to Make a Difference. In Field of Dreams: Independent Writing Programs and the Future of Composition Studies(pp 233-67). Logan, Utah: Utah State UP.
- Miller, T. P. (2001). Eighteenth-Century Rhetoric. In Oxford Encyclopedia of Rhetoric(pp 227-37). Oxford: Oxford UP.
- Miller, T. P. (2001). Making Learning Visible: A Rhetorical Stance on General Education. In Writing Program Administrators Handbook(pp 203-19). Mahwah, NJ: Oxford UP.
- Miller, T. P. (2000). Rhetoric within and without Composition: Reimagining the Civic. In Coming of Age: Rhetoric and Writing in the English Major(pp 32-41). Portsmouth, NH: Boynton-Cook/Heinemann.
- Miller, T. P. (1995). Francis Hutcheson and the Civic Humanist Tradition. In Glasgow and the Enlightenment(pp 40-56). Edinburgh: Mercat.
- Miller, T. P. (1994). John Witherspoon. In Eighteenth-Century British and American Rhetoric and Rhetoricans(pp 268-80). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing.
- Miller, T. P. (1993). Reinventing Rhetorical Traditions. In Learning from the Rhetorics of History(pp 26-41). Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois UP.
- Miller, T. P. (1990). Blair, Witherspoon and the Rhetoric of Civic Humanism. In Scotland and American in the Age of Enlightenment(pp 100-14). Princeton: Princeton UP.
- Miller, T. (1990). The Formation of College English: A Survey of the Archives of Eighteenth-Century Rhetorical Theory and Practice. Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 20(3), pp. 261-286.
- Miller, T. (1994). Journal of Advanced Composition, 14(1), pp. 296-300.
- Miller, T. (2000). Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 30(4), pp. 111-114.
- Miller, T. (2001). Disciplinary Identifications/Public Identities: A Response to Mailloux, Leff, and Keith. Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 31(3), pp. 105-117.
- Miller, T. (2006). What Should College English Be... Doing?. College English, 69(2), pp. 150-155.
- Miller, T. P. (1989). Rhetoric Review, 7(2), pp. 387-391.
- Miller, T. P. (1990). Where Did College English Studies Come from?. Rhetoric Review, 9(1), pp. 50-69.
- Miller, T. P. (1991). Treating Professional Writing as Social Praxis. Journal of Advanced Composition, 11(1), pp. 57-72.
- Miller, T. P. (1992). John Witherspoon and Scottish Rhetoric and Moral Philosophy in America. Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric, 10(4), pp. 381-403.
- Miller, T. P. (1993). Teaching the Histories of Rhetoric as a Social Praxis. Rhetoric Review, 12(1), pp. 70-82.
- Miller, T. P. (1993). The Rhetoric of Belles Lettres: The Political Context of the Eighteenth-Century Transition from Classical to Modern Cultural Studies. Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 23(2), pp. 1-19.
- Miller, T. P. (2005). How Rhetorical Are English and Communications Majors?. Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 35(1), pp. 91-113.
- Miller, T. P. (2018). “Introduction to Special Issue on Literacy, Democracy, and Fake News: Making it Right in the Era of Fast and Slow Literacies”. Literacy in Composition Studies, 5(2), 10--23.
- Miller, T. P. (2018). “Symposium: What Will We Have Made of Literacy?”. College Composition and Communication, 69(3), 494--533.
- Miller, T. P., & Murray, J. (2017). English and Leadership Studies [Special Issue]. College English, 79(5).
- Miller, T. P., & Murray, J. (2017). Reimagining Leadership after the Public Turn. College English, 79(5).
- Miller, T. P. (2012). “Humanities as a Public Works Project”. academe, 98(6), 34--38.
- Agnew, L., Murphy, J. J., Glenn, C., Johnson, N., Swearingen, J., Enos, R. L., Neel, J., Ferreira-Buckley, L., Lauer, R. J., Atwill, J. M., & others, . (2011). Rhetorical Historiography and the Octalogs. Rhetoric Review, 30(3), 237--257.
- Miller-Cochran, S., & Miller, T. P. (2020, January). Resisting Corporatization and Developing Well-Being through Collaborative Leadership. Conference on Writing and Well-Being. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Conference on Writing and Well-Being.
- Miller, T. P. (2019, March). Why Have Enrollments Dropped, and what should departments do?. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh: College Composition and Communication.
- Miller, T. P. (2019, March). “Writing and Literature in English Departments”. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh: College Composition and Communication.
- Miller, T. P. (2015. Review of Literacy, Economy, and Power: Writing and Research after Literacy in American Lives. Literacy in Composition Studies.
- Witherspoon, J. (2015). Selected Writings.