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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
International Virtual Exchange (IVE) in Criminology (with Finland)


Dr. Bryan Lee Miller is an associate professor and graduate coordinator in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice at Clemson University and faculty scholar at the Clemson University School of Health Research (CUSHR). He 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 has worked 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, evaluate veteran treatment courts, design law enforcement led initiatives to respond to individuals with mental illnesses, and support justice led programs to implement evidence-based practices to reduce substance abuse. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles as well as the book Emerging Trends in Drug Use and Distribution (2014, Springer). He serves as President of the Southern Criminal Justice Association, Chair of the Drug and Alcohol Research Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, is an associate editor of the American Journal of Criminal Justice, member of the editorial board for Corrections: Policy, Practice and Research, and a member of the Addiction Research Center (PRISMA health). He is a recipient of the 2019 Clemson University Research, Scholarship and Artistic Achievement Award and was a 2018-2019 Fulbright Scholar conducting research on emerging drugs, cryptomarkets, and the influence of social media at Tampere University, Finland. In his spare time, he enjoys doing crossfit, hiking, 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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