George E. Miller was named the inaugural dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research at Norfolk State University in Virginia. Dr. Miller is the former president of Martin University in Indianapolis. He resigned as president on November 1 after being appointed to the position in February 2012.
Before being named president of Martin University, Dr. Miller was vice president for academic affairs and Presidential Professor of Chemistry at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He is the former provost at both Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Bowie State University in Maryland. Earlier in his career, he spent 11 years on the faculty at Norfolk State University and served as associate vice president for academic affairs. During his tenure at Norfolk State, he was a founder of the university’s Center for Materials Research and served as the director of the center for four years.
Dr. Miller earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a minor in mathematics from Delaware State University in Dover. He earned a master’s degree in physical chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Howard University.