Faculty Profile for Dr. Joshua Holman Miller

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Dr. Joshua Holman Miller
Assistant Professor — Department of Communication Studies
CENT 330
phone: (512) 245-3130

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Josh Miller is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies. He earned his doctorate in Communication Studies with a certificate in rhetorical leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has a passion for teaching classes that center public advocacy, social movements, democratic deliberation, and social justice. Specifically, he teaches public speaking, political communication, rhetorical research methods, LGBTQ+ rhetoric and advocacy, race and memory, and rhetoric of diversity. His research focuses on how historically excluded people advocacy for inclusion and social change. He has published scholarship on the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, LGBTQ+ Christian advocacy, and political communication. His works appears in outlines like Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Southern Communication Journal, Women’s Studies in Communication, Women & Language, and Communication Quarterly. He serves as the advisor to the Communication Studies Graduate Association, which provides students with professional development and community service opportunities.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Miller, J. H. (2019). Collaborative Leadership in Senate Democrats’ Opposition to Affordable Care Act Repeal Efforts. Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric, 9, 16–28. Retrieved from http://contemporaryrhetoric.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Miller9_1_2_2.pdf
  • Miller, J. H. (2016). Empowering Communities: Ella Baker’s Decentralized Leadership Style and Conversational Eloquence. Southern Communication Journal, 81, 156–167.
  • Miller, J. H. (2023). Against Professionalism and “Good” Communication: Transforming Exclusionary Assumptions in the Interview Process. In Communication and Organizational Changemaking for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (pp. 44–60).
  • Miller, J. H. (n.d.). Celebratory Containment, Diverse Representation, and 9-1-1: Lone Star. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies.
  • Miller, J. H. (n.d.). Proleptic Apologia and William R. Johnson’s Ordination Rhetoric. Rhetoric & Public Affairs.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Karlyn Kohrs Campbell Award for Top Paper, Central States Communication Association's Rhetoric Theory and Criticism Interest Group. April 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Janice Hocker Rushing Early Career Research Award, Southern States Communication Association. February 6, 2023
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching at Assistant Professor Rank. June 21, 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2021 Department Achievement Award for Excellent in Scholarly/Creative. August 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: CoSearch 2019 Top Team. September 14, 2019

Selected Grants

  • Miller, Joshua Holman. The Poor People's Campaign's Coalitional Leadership, Texas State University, $8000. (Submitted: September 21, 2022, Funded: 2023 - Present). Grant.
  • Miller, Joshua Holman. Queering the Dream: Bayard Rustin, Sexuality, and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, Texas State University, $8000. (Submitted: 2020, Funded: 2021 - Present). Grant.
  • Miller, Joshua Holman (Principal), Timmerman, Lindsay Marie (Co-Principal). Managing disclosure of stigmatized identities: Examining disclosure decisions of LGBTQ+ immigrants, Research Enhancement Program Grant, Texas State University, $16000. (Submitted: 2018, Funded: 2019). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Interim Graduate Advisor
October 24, 2023-Present
Editorial Review Board Member
Texas State Communication Journal
October 20, 2023-Present
Vice-chair elect
Texas Speech Communication Association's Rhetoric and Communication Theory Division
October 13, 2023-Present
Rhetoric Society of America
June 1, 2023-Present
Vice Chair Elect
Southern States Communication Association's Identity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Division
April 15, 2023-Present