Retired English Professor Nan Miller Joins Martin Center Board

Nan Miller of Raleigh, North Carolina has joined The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal’s board of directors. Miller taught college composition and literature for 26 years: 8 years at North Carolina State University and 18 years at Meredith College, where she founded and directed the Meredith College Writing Center.

In 2006, the Martin Center published Miller’s report on the effects of postmodernism on freshman writing programs at NC State University and UNC-Chapel Hill. Since then, Miller has continued to collaborate with and write for the Martin Center; the latest of her articles, “College Writing Courses Are in Trouble, But This Isn’t the Solution,” was published earlier this month.

Martin Center board chair Jane S. Shaw said, “Nan Miller has personal experience with both the joys and the challenges of teaching college students. A specialist in English literature, she writes eloquently and lectures persuasively. She is concerned about the failures of today’s colleges and universities to respect a diversity of ideas. She will help the Martin Center as it seeks to reform higher education.”

“Nan has been a great friend to the Martin Center for many years,” added Martin Center president Jenna Robinson. “I’m very excited that she’s joining the board.”

More information about Miller can be read on our Board of Directors page.

The Martin Center, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, is dedicated to improving higher education in North Carolina and the nation through policy reform.