Associate Dean to Be Honored at Dec. 3 Unveiling Ceremony
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 22, 2010) – Dr. Ed Miller’s portrait is about to join the collection of celebrated faculty photographs that line the walls of Feinberg Library.
The associate dean of arts and sciences is SUNY Plattsburgh’s latest recipient of one of the State University of New York’s highest honors – a distinguished service award – and, to pay tribute to this achievement, the college will host a portrait unveiling celebration 4 p.m. Dec. 3 in Feinberg Library.
In his 26 years at the college, Miller has worked on several departmental and college-wide committees – often playing a leadership role. He served on SUNY Plattsburgh’s Faculty Senate and was the guiding force in the college’s strategic planning efforts from 1995 through 2001. He was also a SUNY faculty senator and a member of other system-wide groups, including the Chancellor’s Critical Incident Task Force. In addition, he was chair of the 2007 Plattsburgh City-College Commission that drafted a report on problems associated with the residential areas adjacent to the college, and he has been very active advising sorority life and working with the Freshmen Experience.
During his career, his roles have included serving as department chair, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, interim vice president for student affairs and enrollment management and university life fellow for the SUNY System Administration.
As a teacher, he has developed and taught a wide range of courses in chemistry; directed numerous research experiences and taught honors courses and Freshman Experience seminars.
Dr. Miller holds both baccalaureate and master’s degrees in chemistry from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, as well as a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Delaware.
A second portrait unveiling – one for Dr. Alexis Levitin, SUNY Distinguished Professor
of English – will be announced shortly.