Dr. Nicholas E. Miller Portrait

Dr. Nicholas E. Miller

Assistant Professor of English

  • Ph.D.
    Washington University-St. Louis
  • M.A.
    Washington University-St. Louis
  • B.A.
    Michigan State University
Nick is a proud first-generation university student who infamously flirted with eleven different majors while an undergraduate at Michigan State University. He eventually left with a B.A. in English, after realizing that he would never be able to stop reading and thinking about literature. After several years in the so-called “real world” as owner of a hospitality management firm and later as a web developer, Nick returned to school and earned his Ph.D. in English from Washington University in St. Louis where he completed a dissertation on posthumanism and transatlantic Gothic fiction. Nick specializes in early American literature, but his research and teaching interests are wide-ranging and include: multicultural American literature, gender and a/sexuality studies, comics studies, new media studies, and the medical humanities. His essays have recently appeared in Literature and Medicine, Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society, and Feminist Media Histories. In the past, he has held leadership roles with the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS), the Charles Brockden Brown Society, and the Society of Early Americanists (SEA). He is also a founding member of the Comics Studies Society (CSS). When he is not laughing at his own jokes in front of students, Nick enjoys gaming, ice cream, crying over his favorite television shows, shopping for Aveda products, wandering aimlessly through bookstores, and embarrassing his children. He is also hopelessly addicted to purple pens and purple dry-erase markers. He is grateful to work with such a talented community of students, faculty, and staff at VSU.