Dr. Amy Chasteen Miller, associate professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, will take on the role of associate dean for academic affairs in The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Arts and Letters beginning in July.
In working to ensure undergraduate student success, Miller will focus on professional development, academic engagement, and intellectual growth. She will also work to develop leadership-building initiatives.
“Amy brings her celebrated energy and enthusiasm to this role, as well as her expertise in undergraduate student success,” said Dr. Steve Moser, dean of the college. “We very much look forward to welcoming her to this new leadership role in the college after several years as a successful chair for her department.”
Miller earned her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Alabama, master of arts from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan. She also earned a graduate certificate in women’s studies from the University of Michigan.
Miller began her career at Southern Miss in 1997 and has served on the Luckyday Citizenship Scholars Program advisory board and on Faculty Senate. She also served as director of Honors College Forum and was the founding associate director of the Center for Black Studies.
“I am thrilled to be joining the dean's office and look forward to working with everyone, particularly as we move forward with the new strategic planning process in Arts and Letters as well as a new President for the University. It's an exciting time to be doing this work, and I am honored by the opportunity,” said Miller.
For information about the College of Arts and Letters, visit www.usm.edu/arts-letters.