Alan Miller

Remembering Dr. Alan N. Miller

Professor of Management Emeritus

Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology

It’s with a sad heart I share the news of the passing of Lee Business School professor emeritus Alan Miller on February 8, 2021.

Dr. Miller joined UNLV’s College of Business (now Lee Business School) as a professor of management in 1978. Some of the highlights of Alan’s 39-year academic career include serving as department chair and leading the integration of the former Management and Management Information Systems departments into the Department of Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology. He led many initiatives from developing a mentoring program for his department’s junior faculty to the revision and creation of majors and minors to best serve the educational needs of students. In 2017, Dr. Miller retired, becoming a professor emeritus. He was particularly proud of his research, which was often cited by other academics, and of his collaboration with his colleagues and other scholars.

Dr. Miller was born and raised in New York City and grew up in the Sutton East Hotel where his father served as general manager. Alan began college thinking he would work in the hotel industry as both his parents had done. However, as he pursued his graduate education he realized he was destined to be an academic scholar. He attained his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and Baruch College, while receiving two bachelor's degrees and two master's degrees along the way to earning his doctorate.