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Chad Miller

Dr. Chad Miller

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Chad R. Miller, Ph.D., a Professor of Economic Development in the College of Business and Economic Development, is Director of the Master of Science of Economic Development program. He is Assistant Director of the Center for Logistics, Trade, and Transportation (CLTT. He teaches various economic development courses and coordinates the International Economic Development (IEDC) accredited True South Basic Economic Development course. He has extensive work experience including managing shipping and global distribution for American companies based in China and Vietnam. He was also an Army Officer stationed in the Pacific Rim. He first became involved with economic development as a trade specialist in Maryland. Prior to joining USM, he worked for the Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development. Chad has a Ph.D. from the Virginia Tech Center for Public Administration & Policy, MBA from Boston University, and BA in Government from the College of William & Mary.

  • Public Administration (PHD) - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2006)
  • MBA - Boston University (1991)
  • Government (BA) - College of William and Mary (1986)

ED 701 Basic Economic Development
ED 722 Economic Development Data Analytics & Theory
ED 736 Real Estate and Land Use Planning
ED 620 Global Location and Trade

  • The Evolving Role of Rural River Ports as Strategic Economic Development Actors, Water Resources and Rural Development,
  • The Policy Diffusion of the State R&D Investment Tax Credit, State and Local Government Review, 2010
  • The Evolving Role of Rural River Ports as Strategic Economic Development Actors, Water Resources and Rural Development,
  • The Impact of Imports and Exports on a Country's Quality of Life: Toward and Integrated Model, Social Indicators Research, 2007
  • Alternate Signs of Life: The Growth of Biotechnology Industries in Shanghai and Bangalore, Technological Forecasting And Social Change,
  • Rethinking Local Business Clusters: the Case of Food Clusters for Promoting Community Development, Community Development Journal, 2010
  • Introduction to IMPLAN Training
  • Real Estate Development and Reuse Course
  • Preventing Discrimination & Harassment: Employees V2.3
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Title IX: Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff – "Responsible Employee" Edition
  • American Society of Public Administration
  • International Economic Development Council
  • Mississippi Economic Development Council
  • Transportation Research Board Committee on Transportation and Economic Development

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Areas of Expertise

Economic Development