Advice and Guidance

Many times a project arises that requires more than a single conversation. The complexity and the stakeholders require a co-design approach to building a plan and shared understanding of the way forward. In these cases, it may be necessary to consider an engagement that lasts weeks or months, as part of a team effort, perhaps on a committee or board. I have had many experiences like this, as described below, and understand well what it takes to achieve meaningful outcomes from this type of engagement. While the time and effort required here are greater than that required for a presentation or publication, and therefore time and resource limitations play a larger role in deciding what is possible in this area, I am committed to doing what I can to improve and innovate in the area of higher education, globally.

Asian University for Women
Board of Trustees, 2021-present

Babson College
Board of Trustees, 2001-2018

Olin College of Engineering
Board of Trustees, 1999-2020

Stanley Consultants, Inc.
Board of Directors, 2001-12

Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Massachusetts (AICUM)
2006-20 (Executive Committee 2006-09)

Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU)
1999-2020 (Chair 2007-09; Past Chair 2009-10)

Business Higher Education Forum

Center for Curriculum Redesign
Board of Advisors, 2011 – present

Council on Competitiveness
2005-08; 2011-13

Council on Foreign Relations
Higher Education Working Group, 2007 – present

Forum on the Future of Higher Education
2003 – present

Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
Futures 21 Brain Trust, 2001

Lemelson Foundation
Advisory Committee, 2016 – present

National Academy of Engineering
Gordon Prize Selection Committee, 2016-18
Committee on Engineering Education-Workforce Continuum, 2014-17
Grand Challenge Scholars Program, Executive Committee, 2010-20
Changing the Conversation Working Group, 2010
Frontiers of Engineering Education, Steering Committee, 2009
Life-Long Learning Imperative Working Group, 2009

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Planning Committee on Revisiting Research Universities Convocation, 2017
Board on Higher Education and Workforce, 2016 – present (Chair, 2016-18)

National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Board of Overseers 2011-15
Curriculum and Educational Policy Working Group, 2001-11

National Science Foundation
Engineering Advisory Committee, 2002-08 (Chair, 2006-07)

New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC)
New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA, Vice-Chair of Visiting Committee for General Accreditation Review, 2009
U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT, Chair of Visiting Committee for General Accreditation Review, 2009-10
Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, Chair of Visiting Committee for General Accreditation Review, 2013
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, Chair of Visiting Committee for General Accreditation Review, 2017-18
American College of the Mediterranean, Aix-en-Provence, France, Chair of the Visiting Committee for Candidacy for Accreditation, 2021

State of Louisiana, Board of Regents
Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA, Chair of External Review Committee for Proposed Ph.D. in Engineering and Proposed M.S. in Engineering Management, 1998

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Department of Aerospace Engineering, Chair of External Review Committee, 1995

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA, Chair of Visiting Committee for General Accreditation Review, 1999

African Leadership University (ALU) Global Advisory Council
African Leadership Group, 2015 – present

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
College of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Committee, 2006-10

Harvard University
Visiting Committee for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2007; 2012; 2014-15

Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, India
Leadership Conclave, Academic Advisory Council, 2011 – present

Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR), Abu Dhabi, UAE
Presidential Academic Advisory Committee, 2011-15

Massachusetts Institute of Technology New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET)
Honorary Advisor, 2020 – present

Shenzhen InnoX Academy, Shenzhen, China
Academic Advisory Board, 2021 – present

Stanford University
School of Engineering
Advisory Council, 2013-15

National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (EPICENTER)
Advisory Board, 2014-16

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Oversees Expert, Advisory Board, Talent-Introduction Base, School of Engineering, 2020 – present

United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
External Academic Program Goals Review Panel, Vice President, 2012

University of California, Davis
Advisory Board, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, 2000-06
Advisory Board, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1995-98

University of Iowa
Advisory Board, IIHR Hydroscience and Engineering, 2000-05

Contact Dr. Miller

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