Dr. Marie Miller named dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Emporia State University

December 15, 2011

Dr. Marie Miller, a music professor with more than two decades of service to Emporia State University, is the new dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Miller has served as interim dean since August.

Dr. Marie Miller“During her time at ESU, Dr. Miller has demonstrated robust leadership skills serving as chair of the Department of Music and interim chair for two additional departments in Liberal Arts and Sciences,” said Provost Tes Mehring.

Miller, who was selected as part of a national search, will begin her tenure as dean on Dec. 25.

Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, Wisc.; a master’s degree in music from Northwestern University and a doctorate from Florida State University.

She taught vocal and general music in classrooms in Antigo and Green Bay, Wisc., before moving higher education, serving as an assistant professor of music at Silver Lake College and Southeast Missouri State University.

Since coming to ESU in 1990, Miller has served as associate chair and chair of the Department of Music and interim chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Department of English, Modern Languages and Journalism. It was during the latter position that Miller oversaw the merging of the departments of English-Journalism and Modern Languages.

Miller was named ESU’s Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor in 2001 and received the Presidential Award for Distinguished Service to Diversity in 1999.

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