Thanks to all of our attendees, presenters, volunteers, and committee members for a successful Madison Leads Conference 2019! Check back in the fall for information on Madison Leads 2020!
Act. Inspire. Empower.
Saturday, February 9th, 2019
Our keynote this year is our new JMU Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Tim Miller:
Dr. Miller is the Vice President for Student Affairs at James Madison University and has served in this role since June 1, 2018. He is a Double Duke, having earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice in 1996 and his Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel Administration in 2000 from James Madison University. He earned his Doctorate in Executive Leadership from the George Washington University and his research focused on the decision-making of University Presidents. He has served at James Madison University, the University of South Carolina, and the George Washington University during his over 20-year career and has managed a wide range of university functions in these roles.
He has spoken at a range of conferences including NSEE, ACPA, NASPA, NACA, ACHA, AFA, VSSC, ACUHO-I, and First Year Experience Conferences on topics including Service-Learning, Building Partnerships, Residence Hall/Space Design, Food Insecurity, Balancing Free Speech and Controversial Topics on Campus, Program Creation, and Assessment. He has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered as well as pieces in the Washington Post focused on the issue of Food Insecurity in Higher Education. He has also written pieces for both the NACA Programming Magazine and the College Student Affairs Journal.
Dr. Miller has served as a faculty member for almost 15 years and has created four courses in different disciplines. He has been an instructor in Outdoor Leadership and Experiential Learning in the Public Health School, Ethical Leadership Foundations in the Sociology Department, Human Behavior and Learning in Organizations in the Human and Organizational Learning Master’s Program and has served as a guest lecturer in a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs on a range of topics including assessment, leadership, and Student Affairs practice. Dr. Miller will be serving as a faculty member in the College Student Personnel Administration Master’s program at JMU and in the newly created Higher Education Administration Master’s program at Georgetown University beginning this Fall.
While at JMU, Dr. Miller was involved in a range of majors and activities including Greek Life, coaching Women’s Club Soccer, serving as an RA, and working several other jobs in Catering and Summer Conferences. He lived in a number of residence halls at JMU including Hillside Hall, Chandler Hall, and Wampler Hall. Dr. Miller is an active musician and has performed in cover bands for over a decade and loves to write and perform music. He is an avid gardener and runner and spends much of his free time reading, playing golf, and working out. He is the proud husband of JMU Alum Jamie Jones Miller and equally proud father to their rescue pup, Duke Dog. Dr. Miller resides in Harrisonburg and can often be found walking to work, eating at D-Hall, working out at UREC, attending many arts and culture events, and cheering on the Dukes in every sport.
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