Craig Miller

Associate Professor, History/Political Science, Department Head

  • cam13@pct.edu
  • 570.320.2400 ext. 7641
  • ACC, Rm.201F
Craig Miller

Education

  • Ph.D. University at Buffalo - American Indian History, History of the Atlantic World, Constitutional and Legal History
    • Dissertation: "Power, Political Economy and War on the Anglo-Indian Frontier, 1636-1727"
  • M.A. University at Buffalo - Colonial History
  • B.A. SUNY Geneseo - History

Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching Award - Pennsylvania College of Technology (2016)
  • President's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Assessment, Pennsylvania College of Technology (2013)
  • Graduate School Teaching Award - University of Buffalo Office of the Dean (2006)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award - Department of History, University at Buffalo (2006)
  • Milton Plesur Dissertation Fellowship - University at Buffalo (2002-2006)
  • Dissertation Prospectus Fellowship - University at Buffalo (2006)
  • Geneseo Foundation Research Grant (2001)

Courses Taught

  • World Civilizations I and II
  • U.S. History to 1877
  • U.S. History from 1877
  • Native American History
  • Constitutional and Legal History
  • Research Methods
  • American National Government
  • State and Local Government
  • International Relations
  • International Law

Dr. Craig Miller joined the Department of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications in 2011.

History is a conversation; an ongoing dialogue about the past and the ways the past informs the present and can help plan for the future. Political Science explores the structures, processes, and theories behind federal, state, and local government, as well as relations between states, to help provide a foundation to more fully participate in and understand civic society.

In all classes, the goal is to encourage critical thinking. Critical thinking combines the skeptical approaches of the Socratic and scientific methods to investigate problems, events, ideas and arguments from multiple perspectives. The goal of this approach is to instill a methodological approach to problem solving that starts by questioning and evaluating assumptions. In Dr. Miller's courses, all ideas are equally valid until proven otherwise.

Dr. Miller's research interests include the history of war, political economy, and legal history.