Faculty

Melissa Miller

Ed.D. & MMLIS

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Dr. Miller is the Head of the USC Hoose Library of Philosophy as well as the faculty librarian for the Humanities. Her research interests are interdisciplinary and are directed towards cognitive, affective, motivational and learning sciences. Her current research interests include the history and future implications of technology and human interaction, expanding humanities scholarship through digital humanities, cultural heritage conservation and the history of knowledge acquisition and libraries. Her most recent grant-funded collaborative projects include USC Provost Arts and Humanities Initiative through Visions & Voices and USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study/Ahmanson Lab Dreaming with Eyes Open: The Art, Histories, Philosophies and Practices of Virtual Realityco-organized with Dr. Richard Lemarchand and Dr. Perry Hoberman of USC School of Cinematic Arts; and a USC Libraries’ Dean’s Challenge Grant Alexa for Business and USC Libraries with Dr. Win Shih, Dr. Zofia Lesinska, Adam Sexton, Royd Muraoka and Snehal Shirgure. She is responsible for cultivating collaborative partnerships with fellow faculty members, staff and students in interdisciplinary research and projects. She also provides interdisciplinary research consultation and instruction in the use of library services and resources to faculty, students, and staff in Philosophy, Religion, Anthropology, History of Science & Technology, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, and the related disciplines of Humanities and Digital Humanities. In addition, she is responsible for developing and maintaining print and digital collections in the Hoose Library of Philosophy.

Dr. Miller is a first-generation college graduate who earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership, with a focus in Educational Psychology (Ed.D.) from USC Rossier School of Education, a Master of Management in Library and Information Science (M.M.L.I.S.) from USC Marshall School of Business, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (B.A.) from USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences which she completed as a non-traditional transfer student from Pasadena City College with two Associate in Arts degrees in Humanities (A.A.) and Social and Behavioral Sciences (A.A.).