Faculty Profile for Dr. Joshua Holman Miller

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Dr. Joshua Holman Miller
Assistant Professor — Department of Communication Studies
CENT 302
phone: (512) 245-2165

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. (2022). The Inclusion Paradox of Local Deliberation: The Case of Holland, Michigan’s LGBTQ+ Non-Discrimination Controversy. Argumentation & Advocacy.
  • Miller, J. H. (2022). The Normal Heart and “Sickly” Body: The Case of Matthew Bomer’s Extreme Weight Loss. Communication Quarterly.
  • Tigert, M. K., & Miller, J. H. (2021). Ableism in the Classroom: Teaching Accessibility and Ethos by Analyzing Rubrics. Communication Teacher.

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: Presidential Award for Excellent 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
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Top Paper Panel, Southern States Communication Association's Rhetoric and Public Address Division. April 3, 2019

Selected Grants

  • 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

Editorial Review Board Member
Women & Language
February 2022-Present
Academic Program Director
Study in America's "Good Trouble"" Race, Memory, and Communication in Montgomery, Alabama
July 2020-Present
Graduate Advisor
Communication Studies Graduate Association
September 2019-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Southern Communication Journal
April 27, 2022-June 27, 2022
Reviewer / Referee
Women & Language
February 15, 2022-March 10, 2022