Andrew Miller, Ph.D.
As the Society of Cinema Studies Information Technology Officer he led the team that developed and launched the new SCMS website, and in a previous life he worked for six years as an Assistant Director in film and television production on features such as Of Mice and Men and television series like Beverly Hills 90210.
Degrees and Certifications
Andrew Miller holds a PhD in Cultural and Critical Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA in Communications from the University of Iowa and a BA in English and Film Studies from the University of Michigan.
At Sacred Heart University he is responsible for courses that cover both the theory and practice of media production.
Recent Courses Taught: DVD and Multimedia Production, History of the Motion Picture, Senior Project, Introduction to Media Studies, Sport Culture and Media, Digital Filmmaking I
Research Interests & Grants
Sports in film and television, Multimedia journalism, event production, digital film and videoproduction.
Publications and Presentations
- "Winning it All: The Cinematic Construction of the Athletic American Dream." American Dreams: Diaologues in U.S. Studies. Ed. Ricardo Miguez. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007.
- "The American Dream Goes to College: The Cinematic Student Athletes of College Football." The Journal of Popular Culture. Forthcoming.
He has published on early cinema and American sporting culture, and he is currently working on a book that engages with the cultural history of the American sports film.