Who's Who of Top Executives

Keith T. Miller, PhD

Title: (1) Professor of Leadership; (2) Senior Associate, President Emeritus and Trustee Emeritus
Company: (1) Virginia State University; (2) American Association of State Colleges and Universities Consulting
Location: Chester, Virginia, United States

Keith T. Miller, PhD, Professor of Leadership at Virginia State University and Senior Associate, President Emeritus and Trustee Emeritus at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Consulting, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in entrepreneurship, strategic planning and team development.

After two productive university presidencies, Dr. Miller has found more success as a professor of leadership at Virginia State University and a senior consultant for university leaders around the country. Since 2010, he has held the designation of president emeritus at Lock Haven University. With a wealth of experience in academic leadership, Dr. Miller was the president of Virginia State University from 2010 to 2014 and the president of Lock Haven University from 2004 to 2010.

Alongside these posts, Dr. Miller was a member of the United Nations Commission for Peace and Conflict, he served the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh as a provost and vice chancellor from 2001 to 2004. From 1994 to 2001, he was the dean of the Niagara University College of Business Administration, and from 1991 to 1994, he was the associate dean of the Quinnipiac College, College of Business Administration. Dr. Miller was also MBA program director at Fairleigh Dickinson University. However, he began his career with the Procter and Gamble Company as a sales representative.

In advancing his career, Dr. Miller attended the University of Arizona and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in rehabilitation and education in 1976. He continued his studies at the same institution, earning a Master of Public Administration and a Doctor of Philosophy in education. Among his career accomplishments, he is proudest of developing successful leadership teams at universities. With his business background, Dr. Miller has been involved in raising more than 250 million dollars for a variety of organizations. Additionally, he and his colleagues have instructed leaders in such areas as productivity, innovation, and strategic planning on almost every continent. He has also taught more than seventy-five university presidents.

Alongside his primary positions, Dr. Miller has found success through his writing. He co-authored “Leadership Theory Over Time” in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education in 2020. He authored “Entrepreneurship: Teaching the Basic Mindset” in the Journal of Literature and Arts Studies in 2018 and “Leadership on Demand” in 2018, a book published by the Lambert Academic Press. Among his myriad of published works, Dr. Miller also wrote “An MBA is Still the Degree” in the Graduate Studies Directory in 1992.

For his unique contributions, Dr. Miller received honorary doctorates from Niagara University and Virginia State University in 2022. He was also named to the Virginia State University Wall of Fame and received the Governor’s Innovation Award in Virginia. To keep abreast of his field, Dr. Miller maintained membership with the International Association of University Presidents, the United Nations Commission on Peace and Conflict, the National Alliance of Business, the American Arbitration Association, and the National Association of MBA Executives. Dr. Miller is a trusted mentor and advisor around the world.

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