Holmes Miller

Professor - Business
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Northwestern University

Dr. Holmes E. Miller joined the department in 1991. He has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, and a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Management Science, all from Northwestern University. His dissertation focused on personnel scheduling and allocation in health systems. He currently teaches courses in the areas of management, business and society, and operations management, and has also taught courses in management science, electronic commerce, and sustainability. He has taught courses in Muhlenberg’s Accelerated Degree Program and first year seminars, including: "Quality", "Learning, Working, and Knowing", "Money and Meaning", and "Confronting Disaster", "Why We Work".

Prior to coming to Muhlenberg, Dr. Miller spent fifteen years in the business world, working for Chase Manhattan Bank and for the Union Carbide Corporation. He also was on the faculty of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., he worked in the steel industry, the railroad industry, and in management consulting. His current research interests include decision making, managing risk in manufacturing and service environments, and managing supply chains.  He also is interested in sustainability as practiced in business environments, simulation modeling, and decision-making methodologies.  He has published over ninety papers in journals, as book chapters, and in conference proceedings.