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Faculty and Staff Profile

Bryan Lee Miller, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Graduate Coordinator

Office: 134 Brackett Hall
Phone: (864) 656-3818
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 Educational Background

Ph.D. Criminology, Law and Society
University of Florida 2010

M.S. Sociology
Virginia Tech 2005

B.S. Sociology
Virginia Tech 2004

 Courses Taught

Drugs and Crime


Dr. Bryan Lee Miller earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Sociology from Virginia Tech and his Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of Florida. Prior to coming to Clemson, he served as an assistant and associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology and a research affiliate for the Rural Health Research Institute at Georgia Southern University. His work has evaluated drug abuse, probation practices, offender reentry, deviant peers, and drug treatment. His recent research has focused on evaluating the use of novel psychoactive drugs among those in community corrections. He is currently working on projects funded by the United States Department of Justice to reduce the number of individuals with mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders in jail and to evaluate veteran treatment courts. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles and chapters as well as the book Emerging Trends in Drug Use and Distribution (2014, Springer). He is an associate editor of the American Journal of Criminal Justice and serves on the editorial board for Corrections: Policy, Practice and Research. He is Chair of the Drug and Alcohol Research Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and will serve as the 49th President of the Southern Criminal Justice Association in 2021. He is a 2018-2019 Fulbright Scholar and is conducting research on emerging drugs, cryptomarkets, and the influence of social media at Tampere University, Finland. In his spare time, he enjoys doing crossfit, playing with his dog, and riding motorcycles.

 Research Interests

Drugs and Society
Corrections and Punishment
Criminological Theory
Peer Delinquency
Mental Health and Drug Use
Drug Treatment
Rural Criminology
Evaluation Research
Mixed Methodology


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