Emory English Department Welcomes Dr. Ben Miller to Faculty!
Staff Writer: Fizza Mahmood
18 Jan. 2019
Professor Miller grew up in New York and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in physics from State University of New York at Albany. He went on to earn his PhD in Comparative Literature from Emory University, graduating in 2009. He specializes in the field of Digital Humanities which looks at how technology frames stories and the ways in which historical records are kept and presented. His graduate work focused on the intersection of technology and storytelling in memorials across the United States, and he continues to work on various research projects related to this field.
Miller’s passion for teaching began in highschool when he realized that he enjoyed helping people understand topics and loved the unique challenge that teaching presents when the content is always evolving and changing, a strong characteristic of digital humanities. He has taught all over the United States, including University of North Florida, MIT, and Georgia Tech, and he is excited to now be teaching at Emory. Miller teaches courses in English and QTM, ranging from technical writing to literary studies to first year writing classes.
His favorite thing about Emory is the atmosphere for excellence, as well as the passion and curiosity that students here present. Moving into the spring semester, he said he looks forward to “getting to know more students as well as adapting and tailoring the curriculum to address what undergraduate students here need.”
The English Department extends a warm welcome to Professor Miller and looks forward to the amazing things he will do with his time here at Emory.