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Amber Miller

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Amber D. Miller

Dean, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Amber D. Miller

Amber Miller is the 22nd dean of the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. She holds the Anna H. Bing Dean’s Chair and a faculty appointment in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. As the leader of USC’s largest non-medical enterprise, she is the chief executive responsible for an organization comprising roughly 2000 faculty and staff organized in over 100 academic and administrative units. Examples of Miller’s signature initiatives include: Public Exchange — a first-of-its kind hub that transforms access for civic and business leaders to university research expertise, with specialized practices in climate and sustainability and health and wellness; the Center for the Political Future, focused on restoring civil dialogue across the political aisle; a new initiative in Quantum Information Science; and the transformation of the Wrigley Institute for Environment and Sustainability to encompass not only marine and environmental science, but also the economic, policy, and cultural solutions needed for a sustainable future. Before arriving at USC Dornsife in 2016, Miller served as the first Dean of Science at Columbia University. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy, and she served for two years as the chief science adviser to the New York Police Department Counterterrorism Bureau. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, a Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award, and a Hubble Fellowship.