Dr. Miller’s training was at Louisiana Tech University (B.S. in Agriculture in 1988), Louisiana State University (M.S. in Agronomy & Soils in 1990) and Auburn University (Ph.D. in Agronomy & Soils in 1995). Prior to coming to NCSU, he was an Assistant/Associate/Professor at University of Florida working in Turfgrass Science teaching and research. In 2006 he was appointed Professor of Turfgrass Science at North Carolina State University. Dr. Miller has research responsibilities in turfgrass management and teaching in the four-year and graduate programs.
He is the co-author of Managing Bermudagrass Turf and Design, Construction, and Management of Bermudagrass Athletic fields. He has published over 150 articles dealing with all phases of turfgrass management. He is an active member of the International Turfgrass Society, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, and the Sports Turf Managers Association.
Dr. Miller will be working closely with the sports turf industry to address issued specific to them. In previous studies, Dr. Miller has conducted research to characterize soccer field performance characteristics.
- Evaluation of key methodology for digital image analysis of turfgrass color using open-source software (2017)
- Water conservation potential of smart irrigation technologies in the Catawba-Wateree River Basin (2017)
- Surfactant-modified soil amendments reduce nitrogen and phosphorus leaching in a sand-based rootzone (2016)
- Athletic field paint color impacts transpiration and canopy temperature in Bermudagrass (2016)
- Identification of South African bermudagrass germplasm with shade tolerance (2015)
- Registration of DALBG 1201 hybrid bluegrass (2015)
- Consumptive water use and crop coefficients for warm-season turfgrass species in the Southeastern United States (2015)
- Registration of 'DALSA 0605' St. Augustinegrass (2015)
- Residential irrigation water use in the Central Piedmont of North Carolina. II: Evaluation of smart irrigation technologies (2015)
- Residential irrigation water use in the Central Piedmont of North Carolina. I: Measured use and water requirements (2015)